Roofing FAQ - Roof Repair, Replacement, & Inspections

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Roof Repair

Roof leaks can wreak a lot of damage within the internal structure of your home, which means that it’s important to catch a roof leak as soon as possible. Here are the most common signs of a roof leak: 

  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Missing or cracked flashing
  • Water spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Wet roof decking

Roof repair costs depend on the situation, as damage will vary. Minor roof repairs may fall between $150 and $1500, while larger roof repairs can be anywhere between $1500 and $5000. If your damage covers a large portion of the roof or nears the cost of roof replacement, we will work with you to find the best solution.

Roofing damage usually happens because of severe weather, lack of maintenance, or old age. This can lead to missing or damaged shingles, flashing, or roof leaks. The most common roof repairs will center around repairing shingles or roof leak repair. 

If you want to keep your roof in great condition, it’s important to schedule annual maintenance. If you have a severe storm, schedule an inspection quickly to ensure there wasn’t any damage to the roof. Day-to-day, look out for any signs of a roof leak and keep an eye out for missing or damaged shingles or flashing. 

Roof Replacement

Most roofs will last anywhere from 15-30 years. This number will depend on the material type, installation, and if it’s maintained well. 

We always recommend that your current roofing material be removed before the new is put on. Most state regulations declare that you can’t have more than 2 layers of shingles. If you are short on time or money, it’s possible to add a second layer. However, it’s best to remove the existing material before roof replacement begins so we can catch and address any underlying issues.

The best seasons for roof replacement are spring and summer. Winter roof replacements are more difficult because weather conditions make it more difficult for our crew to work and the roofing sealants to adhere to the surface. However, our team will take on roof replacement at any time. 

Slate and concrete last the longest but are much more expensive to install. The most common roofing material is asphalt, which is much more affordable. It won’t last as long but is durable and a more reasonable install for residential homes. There are also new advancements in luxury asphalt shingles that can last 25 years or more with maintenance. 

Solar Roofing

Solar roofing is a great option because it’s environmentally friendly, can lower utility bills, and can be used to earn tax credits. Most people like solar roofing because it’s an energy-efficient roofing material that helps homeowners move towards better environmental methods at home. 

Solar panels are typically used for solar roofing installs. They are large panels that are placed on top of the roof. Solar shingles were invented by Tesla to be attached directly to the roof. They are designed to look like asphalt shingles, which allows them to blend in seamlessly with the roof. 

If your solar panels need to be repaired, you can contact our team at Perimeter Roofing Columbus! We can repair or replace the panels, depending on the existing damage. 

Insurance Claims

This answer depends on your specific situation. If your roof damage happened due to extreme weather, it’s likely that you can file a successful claim. Damage caused by old age or lack of maintenance will usually not be covered. We encourage you to become familiar with your policy coverage so you’re prepared for these situations.

Absolutely! We frequently work with insurance providers to ensure your roof repair or replacement project happens successfully. Insurance providers we work with frequently include State Farm, USAA, Farmers, Progressive, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Nationwide, and more.

Commercial Roofing

We are happy to provide a wide variety of commercial roofs. Here are the types of commercial roofs we install: 

  • EPDM Roofing 
  • TPO Roofing
  • Flat Roofing
  • Commercial Skylight Installation
  • PVO Roofing

If you notice that your commercial roof is damaged, it’s time for roof repair. Damage includes missing or cracked roofing material or any signs of a roof leak. Look out for water spots throughout your building or wet roof decking. If you become aware of an issue with your commercial roof, contact your roofing team quickly!