Replacing your roof is a big decision that naturally brings about a lot of questions. We are happy to answer them individually if you give us a call, or below is an overview of the more common questions our customers have.

Which roofing material is the best?

Choosing the best material for your roof is more of a matter of personal preference than it is a question of which is best. Do you prefer the natural look of cedar shakes? Would you prefer to have the easy maintenance of asphalt shingles? Do you want the durability of metal roofing?

These are just a few of the questions you can ask yourself before deciding to make that important decision material.

How long will my new roof last?

The general rule of thumb with asphalt shingles is that they will last about 20 years. This depends on the weather conditions of where you live and how well the roof is taken care of. If you choose metal roofing, you can get many more years out of your investment.

Which color should I choose?

Choosing a color is fun, but some people can become overwhelmed. Look in your neighborhood, what roofs do you like? Would that color work with your siding color? Find similar homes and take pictures of their roofs or even knock on their door and ask. If you need some initial help getting started, read our guide to choosing the right roofing color. Otherwise, Of course, we are more than happy to advise you on a color that will fit your home when we come out to give you an estimate too.

Will I need to replace the gutters, skylights, vents, etc.?

If everything is in good working order/condition, we will not need to replace skylights, vents, and gutter systems while working on your roof. Our team will simply work around them. If you do decide that you want to replace any of these exterior components, we offer window/skylight, gutter, and ventilation insulation services.

How long does it take?

It’s hard to say exactly how long the job will take as it is dependent upon the size of your roof, its complexity, and how many unknown issues might impact the job (the weather is a common factor, as well). In general, the job can take a few days, but our team will be able to give you a more exact timeframe when they see the size and scope of the work needed to be completed on your home.

Do I need a permit?

You will most likely have to acquire a permit to have work done on your roof. At Schmidt Roofing, we take care of this for you. We will apply for the permit, perform the work to code, schedule all needed inspections, and close the permit.

Will my insurance cover the cost?

Unless your roof is damaged during a storm or by falling debris, your insurance company will most likely not cover the cost of replacing an old roof. If you have suffered any storm damage, our team will work with your insurance company and negotiate the repairs to your home.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the roof is dependent on the complexity and size of your roof, the materials used, and the roofing components that need to be replaced. Would you like to find out what a new roof might cost you? Well, we would love to give you an estimate (it’s free)! contact Schmidt Roofing today to make an appointment with one of our Sales Team members.

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