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Our Sarasota, FL, roofing contractor understands that making informed decisions about your roof is crucial, whether you’re planning a new installation, seeking repairs, or considering a replacement. This is why we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of questions (and answers!) to provide you with the knowledge you need to navigate the world of roofing.

Ready to get started on a roofing project? Call or text Riley Roofing today at (941) 914-8623 to request an estimate or schedule a free consultation.

How Long Does It Take to Install a New Roof?

On average and under optimal conditions, a roof replacement will only take a few days. This timeline can be affected by a few factors, however. One of which is the size of your roof. If you have a larger home and there’s more ground for our crew to cover, you can expect that it will take longer than a smaller roof would. 

The materials used for your roof can also play into the overall time frame. For example, shingle roofing may move faster than other options like metal roofing or tile roofing. This ultimately comes down to different installation processes.

Weather is another major factor to consider when having your roof worked on. A rainy day, especially one with thunder and lightning, can slow our team down due to safety concerns. If the weather ends up being less than pleasant for the day(s) you’ve scheduled, we can work with you to reschedule ASAP.

What Should I Look For in a Roofing Contractor?

Above all else, you should make sure your roofing contractor is licensed, insured, experienced, and can provide great references. Our Sarasota, FL, roofing company only employs the best and believes in transparency so you can rest easy knowing that we are all of that and will go beyond for every client to make sure they’re satisfied with the work done. Our owner would also be happy to explain our certifications if you’d like to know more.

What Is the Best Type of Roofing Material for My Home?

As with most things roofing, it depends. Your budget, location, climate, and personal preferences will all influence the roofing material that’s chosen. For example, if you want to invest a bit more for the sake of added long-term durability, you could decide to go with a metal or tile roof. If you’d like a more affordable option that will still last for years, we recommend asphalt shingles. 

Our roofing team can meet with you and discuss possibilities one-on-one to finalize a plan. Call us at (941) 914-8623 to get the ball rolling!

How Long Should My Roof Last?

A roof’s lifespan can be affected by: 

  • Materials used (type and color) 
  • Weather conditions over time/climate 
  • Regular maintenance 
  • How well it was installed
  • Slope (higher-pitch vs. flat roof)
  • Ventilation
  • Underlayment (waterproof layer)

Our team can help your roof last for many years into the future with proper installation from the start as well as yearly inspections and maintenance going forward.

Does a Leaky Roof Need to be Replaced?

Possibly. Not every leak that occurs means that your entire roof is toast. Smaller leaks, for instance, can easily be patched if caught soon enough, thus prolonging the lifespan of your roof. It’s when the damage becomes widespread and extensive that replacement may make more sense.

What Are the Signs of a Failing Roof?

A visual inspection can turn up several signs that your roof may be on its way out and require replacement. A few of those indications include:

  • Shingles that are missing or are loose
  • Sagging
  • Exposed nail heads
  • Curled, cracked, or blistering shingles
  • Debris or granules in the gutters
  • Damaged or missing flashing
  • Stains or areas that have darkened
  • Rising or higher than usual energy bills
  • Water leaks 

If you’ve noticed any of the above, call Riley Roofing. We can take a look and relay the damage to you so you’re aware. We’ll then devise a plan and should you agree, make any necessary repairs or completely replace your roof.