Roofing Questions

Answers to frequently asked roofing questions.

How long does it take to replace a roof?

The time it takes to replace a roof in Missouri will vary on several factors but for most homes will take 1 day.  Every year CoMo Premium Exteriors installs 100’s of roofs throughout Mid-Missouri.  Of those, approximately 80% will take one day to complete.  Larger or more complex roofing projects can take 2 days, and larger metal or commercial roofing projects can take around a week to complete.  The factors that determine the length of time it takes for installation include the size and pitch of the roof, number of layers of existing roofing products, the existence of rotted decking or rafters, type of roofing being installed, and weather.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

Unfortunately, most people don’t think about replacing their roof until they experience a leak; which means they may also have interior water damage to deal with.  Some tell-tale signs that your roof may need to be replaced include streaking on the roof, excessive loss of granules, missing shingles, shingles that are curling on the edges, or you recently experienced a hail or wind storm in your area.

Why does my roof leak?

Roofs typically leak where there are penetrations on your roof.  These penetrations are from things such as plumbing ventilation pipes, attic vents, flashing where walls and roofing meet, or around chimneys.  While these penetration points are the most common way for water to sneak into your home, they are not the only.  If you are experiencing water spots in your home, and you can do so safely, get into your attic and look for the source.  Many times, you’ll see evidence of where water is coming in by finding wet insulation or stained rafters.

What is the best type of roof for Missouri?

The best type of roof for your Missouri home is the one that best fits your budget and goals.  While one client may plan to stay in their home for 5 more years and sell it, another may plan to live out the next 20 years of their life in their home.  Regardless of your plans or budget, CoMo Premium Exteriors has options and educated staff to help you navigate this important decision.

How long will a roof last in Missouri?

Like any building component roofs degrade at different rates. For architectural asphalt shingles an average life is 15 years here in the harsh Missouri weather.  However, some roofs will last longer or shorter depending on factors such as attic insulation, shingle quality, roofing contractors‘ installation methods, and weather.  For metal roofing you can expect a much longer life (many up to 50 years), however if large hail comes through your area you may find your metal roof not only dented but with scratched paint that exposes the metal to rust.

To learn more about commercial and residential roofing in Missouri, be sure to check our blog or contact our roofing team today.

 

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