Roofing problems generally happen after a major storm or a big change in weather patterns. Most of the time the issues can be seen with the naked eye, such as missing shingles. However, there are a lot of potential problems waiting to happen if the damage is not taken care of immediately. Damage that is ignored can lead to even more overwhelming problems.
There are a variety of damages that can happen to a roof due to the roof’s age, extreme weather, poor installation, and other factors. These damages may require repairs and should be fixed as soon as possible. These damages include a leaking roof, torn or missing shingles, cracked or blistered shingles, damaged pipe vent collars, or missing flashing.
Repairing a roof can be overwhelming, but understanding the process can help provide a little stress relief.
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Once the initial call is made, an inspection is scheduled with Legacy Exteriors for free. As soon as one of our roofing experts inspects the roof, there will be a better understanding of how big the project will be and will give their recommendations. Afterward, a time will be scheduled for the repairs to be done.
Depending on how big the project is will determine how long it will take to complete. Some repair jobs can take as little as a few hours whereas some can take a few days. There are three parts of a roof that might need to be addressed.
› Roof Sheathing: The pieces of wood that form the base layer of the roof. The sheathing is what can be seen from inside the attic. This type of repair takes the longest time to fix.
› Roof Paper: The layer of asphalt paper that is placed between the roof sheathing and the shingles.
› Roof Shingles: This is what can be seen from above. It is layered from the edge of the roof to the crest for proper water flow.
The inspection will determine which parts of the roof need to be repaired.
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Leaks and cracks should not cause a homeowner stress. This is why Legacy Exteriors provides their clients with beautiful, long-lasting shingles that are a cost-effective alternative to new roofs. Legacy Exteriors is a premier roofing company in St. Louis who has partnered with Owens Corning. This means we are an Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor who provides homeowners peace of mind knowing they are guaranteed high-quality shingles installed by roofing professionals who come with the type of workmanship and warranty coverage that only the top leading group of roofing contractors can provide.
Any type of work on a home is an important investment of both time and money. Legacy Exteriors provides an affordable approach to repairing roofs that are damaged and will treat any homeowner’s time and home with respect. It all begins with a free inspection that provides the opportunity to get to know us and see if we are the right company for your needs. Contact us today at (636) 206-6718!
Does the contractor have to have a license and insurance?
Missouri does not require contractors to carry licenses. Contractors do not have to have insurance; however, it is wise to hire a contractor that does so you can protect yourself from any problems that might come up after the work begins. You can have confidence in Legacy Exteriors as we’re fully insured.
What are the details of the roofing warranty?
There are two types of warranties: manufacturer’s warranty and contractor’s workmanship warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty covers the roofing materials while the contractor’s workmanship warranty provides coverage for workmanship. Legacy Exteriors is an Owens Corning preferred contractor which means we offer one of the best manufacturer warranties in the industry. Your shingles and Owens Corning roofing materials will have a lifetime warranty! Legacy Exteriors stands behind our work and welcomes any further questions you may have. Let’s discuss the details that matter.
How do I know I need a new roof?
There are many signs that indicate you need a new roof. Here are a few common signs:
- Cracked, damaged, curled, loose, or missing shingles
- Damage or discoloration around vents
- Missing granules
- Moss or algae growth
- Damage around chimneys or skylights
- Sagging roof
- Water damage in the upstairs or attic
Even if you’re not sure if you need a new roof but believe you may have damage give us a call. We will come out for a free inspection to assess and allow you to make a more informed decision.
How do I know what type of roofing shingles are best for my roof and budget?
The best type of roofing shingles should be durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing. They need to also provide protection from wind, rain, snow, and hail. Legacy Exteriors is an Owens Corning preferred contractor meaning we only install the very best products in the industry. We will work together with you to choose a shingle color you’re drawn to, while informing you on quality differences.
My roof leaks, do I need to totally replace it?
A total roof replacement will depend on the age and condition of the current roof. Some factors to consider when thinking about a replacement vs. repair are:
- Age of the roof
- How bad the leaks are
- The amount of damage the roof has sustained
- Material of the current roof
- Whether the insurance company will cover it under a storm or other casualty
Legacy Exteriors works with insurance companies every day. We want to work together to inspect the roof and provide you with pictures of affected areas to discuss if the home qualifies for a roof insurance claim. Our roofing experts will act on your behalf, if you would like, to meet your insurance adjustor and discuss the damages. We want what is best for you! A new roof covered by insurance is always great for a homeowner, but if the roof simply needs a small repair we can advise and partner with you for that as well.
How long can I expect my new roof to last?
While properly installed high-quality Owens Corning architectural asphalt roofing shingles should last up to 30 years, your roof is the first line of defense against our Midwest weather. Storms which include high winds, hail, and ice can affect the lifespan and cause damage at any time. This is why we are passionate about free estimates – to inform you about your roof’s health and allow you to make an educated decision.
What are the steps of a roof replacement?
The process of submitting an insurance claim and having a new roof installed isn’t something homeowners often do. As experts in the industry, Legacy Exteriors will partner with you every step of the way:
- Choose the right contractor
- Inspect the roof
- Make an insurance claim if roof damages qualify
- Decide on what materials to use
- Install the new roof
Will a permit be needed for the roof replacement?
A permit is not required when replacing a roof. If local municipalities require permits on any additional construction Legacy Exteriors is contracted to do, such as a deck or three seasons room, we will work with local government to comply with those requirements.
How does the payment process work?
With most contractors, a deposit will be paid before the work begins for the products to be ordered and the remaining amount is paid once the work is complete. If a contractor asks for a larger deposit upfront or for the project to be paid before the work is complete, please see this as a red flag. Legacy Exteriors will work with your insurance company to either be paid directly by them or request payment from the homeowner after they have received funds from their claim. Our goal is to make this as seamless as possible for the homeowner.
Should new shingles be applied over existing ones, or do they need to be removed?
A second layer of shingles will affect the integrity of a roof and its overall lifespan. The shingles are not meant to be layered and the additional weight can cause problems with moisture and lack of ventilation. Legacy Exteriors will tear off your existing shingles, ensure your roof deck does not have any damage, and make any necessary repairs. A new layer of roofing underlayment will be installed which provides an additional layer of protection from rain, snow, hail, and ice followed by your new Owens Corning shingles.