For most people, replacing a roof is a completely new experience. The whole procedure of finding a roofing contractor, planning permission and renovating a roof can be a complicated task for anyone in Dublin.
To help you out, Top Choice Roofers put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from our Dublin customers looking to replace, repair or renovate the roofs on their homes in Dublin.
And if you don’t see your question on the list, don’t worry! Simply give us a call at Top Choice and we can discuss it with you.
1. What signs are there that means your roof needs replacing
There are several things to look for when deciding whether or not it’s time to replace your roof. Check for cracked or curling shingles, missing shingles, sagging areas within the roof, leaks and, of course, it’s a good idea to find out the age of your roof. For more information on what to look for, be sure to check out our recent article – 9 Signs You Need a New Roof.
2. Is my roof old?
Apart from visible damage to your roof, the age of your roof is one of the best ways to tell if your roof needs to be replaced. Generally speaking, roofs need to be replaced every 20-30 years, so if yours is somewhere in that range or getting close to it, you should have a professional check it out.
3. Can I fix my own roof?
There are a lot of repair projects you can safely do within your house, but it’s best to leave roofing repairs to the professionals. Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your house, and it’s not worth the risk of having it installed incorrectly. Plus, most manufacturers won’t give a warranty on roofing materials if they are not installed by a professional.
4. What should I do if my roof is leaking?
A leaking roof doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace the entire roof, especially if it’s not old. If it’s just leaking in one spot, you may be able to have that section repaired. However, if there are multiple leaks, this might be a sign of something more serious with your roof. It’s best to let a roof professional like Top Choice Roofers take a look to see what’s going on underneath the surface.
5. What should I look for in a roofing contractor?
Hiring the right contractor for your roofing project is incredibly important. Always look for a contractor who is upfront and honest. Check reviews from past customers to ensure that past jobs have been done well. Be sure to ask questions – a good contractor won’t mind answering and putting your mind at ease during the roofing process.
6. How long will it take for my new roof to be finished?
Typically, the actual roof replacement is completed in one day. The full process from the time you call in the insurance claim to when we deliver material and begin is usually 3-4 weeks. For a more information, feel free to contact us directly.
7. How long should a new roof last?
Your new roof should last anywhere from 20-30 years on average. Purchasing a new roof can be a larger investment up-front, but keep in mind that you won’t have to replace it again for a long time, especially if you take care of it properly.
8. How should I prepare for my new roof installation?
Installing a new roof can definitely be a messy and noisy process. If you’re sensitive to loud noises or need to get work done, you may want to plan on being out of the house while we are working on your roof. We’ll take care of the mess, but it may be a good idea to park on the street, just in case you need to get in and out while we are working on the new roof.
9. What will a new roof cost?
It really depends on the size of the roof and the scope of the project. For a more accurate estimate, feel free to contact us directly.
10. What if I need something other than a roof renovation?
At Top Choice Roofers we offer a wide variety of services, including siding, gutter systems, fencing, window replacement, window screens, and interior & exterior painting. Learn more about all of our roofing services here.