Frequently Asked Questions
I have just realized my roof is leaking. What should I do?
First, you should protect what is inside your building. Move furniture if needed or cover it with plastic sheeting. Then call Sutter Roofing and tell us you have a leaking roof that is allowing water into your building. We will arrange for an inspection team to check it out.
What are the common signs I may need a new roof?
- You have several missing or loose shingles.
- Your shingles are curling, cracking, dry, or blistering.
- The roof is sagging.
- There are dark/dirty areas on your roof.
- You have granules in your gutters.
- You notice several exposed or loose nail heads.
- You have water damage inside your home or attic.
- There are areas where flashing is missing or damaged.
- Your roof is over 20 years of age.
- Your heating and cooling bills have gotten noticeably higher.
What Will It Cost to Repair the Roof?
Costs vary greatly depending on the pitch of your roof, the type of shingles you have, what condition the roof is in, and how many layers of shingles you have. The best way to find out the cost is to have a free quote done.
Why should I use a licensed contractor to repair my roof?
A licensed contractor and its employees have been certified by the state to perform their job to specific standards and building codes. An unlicensed contractor has not taken these certification exams and there is no guarantee or protection for you against poor workmanship or outright fraud.
Can I Repair the Roof Myself?
While some small jobs can be tackled by DIY homeowners, major work or a roof replacement is a pretty complex process that requires training and thus should be left to the professionals. Professional roofing contractors goes to through training and certification by the manufacturer of the materials in order to obtain extended manufacturer warranty. The manufacturer won’t offer (or void) the warranty if the roof is repaired by a person he is not trained by the manufacturer.
How do I know if my roof needs repair versus a replacement?
Alex Perez Roofing is very experienced in all aspects of commercial roof repair, restoration, and replacement. Allow us to inspect your roof, then we will make recommendations about whether your roof can be successfully repaired or needs to be replaced.
What Causes a Roof to Wear Out?
Severe weather, direct sun, algae and mildew growth can all be factors in what causes a roof to wear out. Hail stones striking the roof and removing some of the granules are also a problem. Darker colored roofs tend to wear out slightly faster than lighter colored roofs as well.
How Can I Find the Exact Location of a Leak?
Leaks can be tough to spot because water wants to find the path of least resistance and can travel for a while before finally showing up through your ceiling. You can try going into your attic or crawl space with a flashlight the next time it rains and try to trace it, but your most accurate answer will come from having a professional come out to find it and give you a quote.