Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do you have a lot of questions about your upcoming project or roofing questions in general? You’re not alone. Below, we answer several commonly asked questions, as well as hiring and working with us.
Q: How do I know if I need a new roof or roof repairs?
A: We will inspect your roof and help you decide whether repairing your roof or replacement your roofing system is the best solution for you. You need a new roof if you notice curling shingles, missing shingles, or mossy shingles or shingle of flashing damage around your chimney or skylights.
Q: What roofing materials can I choose from?
A: There are several types of roofing materials that are popular among local homeowners and professional roofing contractors, below are a few:
Asphalt Shingle Roofing, are a common choice for most residential roofs. In additional they offer a variety of style and color choices, asphalt shingles are also widely available, cost effective, and they are easy to install, making asphalt shingles an attractive option for professional roofing contractors to offer to their customers.
Tile Roofs, they differ from traditional asphalt shingle roofs in both their material composition as well as their looks. A shingle roof keeps the elements out, along with adding style and color to your home. But roof tiles can provide an unmatched variety of styles, colors, and options that is not available with asphalt shingle roofing.
Metal Roofs, a metal roof is superior to the asphalt shingle roofing system most homeowners think of when envisioning a residential roof. The metal roof will perform better than asphalt shingle roofing. The properties of metal roofing combine long life with the incredible solar reflectivity of a metal roof and a metal roof can reduce your cost of home heating and cooling.
Q: How do I know which type of roof is the best choice for my home?
A: Each home is different, just like the needs of every homeowners. Independent Construction and our team will help you choose the best roofing material and roof type for your area, budget, style and wishes.
Q: Are there eco-friendly roofing materials and methods I can choose from?
A: Yes. A new roof with good insulation can make your home more energy efficient and keep it more comfortable. There are also several ways to make your roof installation more eco-friendly. First, find out if your roofing contractor can recycle old roofing materials. Some roofing contractors dispose of old roofing shingles and materials in a more environmentally-sensitive way. It’s also possible to choose eco-friendly roofing materials for your new roof. From Green roofs (roofs that are partially or completely covered with vegetation) and environmentally-friendly composite shake roof shingles to recycled shingles and metal roofing, there are many environmentally-friendly roofing options your roofer can offer.
Q: Can I Replace my Roof in the Winter?
A: The most popular time of year for roof replacement is spring and late fall, but wintertime works as well. An experienced roof installation team knows how to install a new roof without becoming damaged from cold temperatures. If you’re thinking of replacing a roof this year, now is the time to schedule an estimate before the summer rush begins. Contact us.
Q: Is New Roofing a Good Investment?
A: Quality roofing is one of the top returns on investment (ROI) remodeling projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA).
Q: Are you licensed or insured?
A: As is expected Independent Construction has up-to date credentials, including a valid contractor’s license, general liability insurance, and workers’ compensation.
Q: What can I expect during the project?
A: After discussing your ideas, we will create a detailed contact and production schedule with you. We want to know your goals for the project, the things that may concern you about it, and where your budget is fixed. Once we begin work, we’ll keep you updated every step of the way.
Q: What does your quote include? Is it a fixed price or an estimate?
A: I’ll provide an itemized list of what’s included in the quote, including details of all materials to be used. The price is fixed, unless we run up against unexpected issues, such as discovering water damage when we open the walls or roof.
Q: I have a large amount of snow and ice on my roof, how do I get it off?
A: We provide snow and ice dam removal services. Not only will we remove snow and ice dams, but we’ll also evaluate your entire roofing system to determine the cause of the damming and present a solution.
Q: Insurance Claims?
A: After a storm your homes roof may have gotten damaged or you noticed a leak, homeowners often call insurance companies for estimates. It may seem like the natural step to take, but it’s not always in the best interest of the homeowner. Before calling your insurance company, it may be best to contact a roofing company directly. Roofing companies frequently work directly with insurance companies and understand their processes for estimates. Let Independent Construction help you.
Q: Do You Have Videos of Your Work?
A: We are now on YouTube please check us out.
Q: What Should I Consider Before Hiring a Snow Removal Company?
A: What you should be considering before hiring a snow removal company for your commercial properties is whether the snow removal company has the equipment to meet your snow and ice removal needs and your budget. You should also ask the snow removal company if they offer de-icing services, and whether they will clear a path to commercial dumpsters and ensure that all walkways and entry ways will be kept free of snow and ice. You should also ask if your property will be taken care of, day or night, evening or weekend, throughout the holidays, and in most any weather condition.
Q: How Safe Are Gas Fireplaces?
A: Gas fireplaces are very safe as long as they are correctly installed. Only hire a licensed pro to install a gas fireplace safely. Remember that gas fireplaces can get extremely hot, making them a hazard for curious kids and pets. If you have children or pets in the house, use a protective screen or pen.
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