Roofing Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Roofing.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

  • Missing, cracked or curling shingles
  • Blistering or peeling paint
  • Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
  • Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings

Why does my roof leak?
Breaking of the waterproofing layer, sometimes causes direct damage, the breakdown of the shingles, deterioration or defects in the roofing materials and sealants.  Leak avoidance is always best.  Find and Fix defects before they leak.

What is the best roof?
Wouldn’t it be simple if there were one answer to all roofing problems? Unfortunately, there is no magic pill in the roofing market that solves all roofing problems. What the market does offer is a wide selection of useful products, each having attributes and faults.

How long should a roof last?
Like any building component, roofs degrade at different rates depending on a large number of factors: the quality of original construction, the level of abuse, the level of maintenance, the appropriateness of design, etc. So how long should a roof last? We had seen poorly designed and installed roofs go as few as seven to ten years before they failed, and we have seen old asphalt roofs that were over 30 years old. Most building owners, roofing contractors and designers feel 25 years is an acceptable service life for today’s products.

What type of warranty do you offer on your Roofing?
Depending on the type of shingles you purchase, CoMo Exteriors products warranty can last from 25 years to a limited lifetime warranty.

Can I cover over my existing roof?
Installing a roof over the top of an existing roof is generally acceptable under these guidelines: 1) A building cannot have more than two layers of roofing; 2) No wet insulation can be left in place; 3) The roof structure must be able to handle the additional roof load; 4) The new roof must be attached to the roof deck to meet wind loads (it is not generally acceptable to adhere the new roof to the old roof).

Generally speaking, experts estimate that the life of your new roof will be cut by as much as 20% if it is installed on top of the existing roof.

What is the right price for a new roof?
Before we can tell you how much your job will cost, we will need to know what it involves. We understand your concerns about the budget and keeping costs under control. We have the same concerns ourselves. Therefore, the best way to estimate a value is to have a CoMo Premium Exteriors sales representative come to your home and take a look at your roof.

How often should I clean my gutters?
Gutters should be cleaned at least once or twice in the fall.

Can heavy snow damage my roof?
Yes, it is important to keep heavy snow cleared away from vents and other critical drainage areas of your roof.

Why should CoMo Exteriors install my next roof?
When you need a new roof, CoMo Premium is there, working to simplify the process. From new construction to re-roofing, no roofing job is too big or complicated for our installers are experienced in utilizing a full line of roofing materials.

How long does it take to replace a roof?
Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a one day to a few days or more depending on the size and complexity. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well. Wind, snow, rain, or even just the threat of one of these and will slow the process considerably.