Local homeowners often come to us with many questions about Prairie Village roofing and re-roofing jobs. In this blog, we’ll answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Although the questions come from Prairie Village clients specifically, we feel the answers can really apply to any market. Even if you’re not in the Prairie Village, Shawnee Mission, Olathe or Johnson County roofing markets, we’re still glad to help inform homeowners about the roofing industry.
FAQs For Prairie Village Roofing Contractors:
How Do I Know If It’s Time For A New Roof?
Look for the following tell-tale signs that you need new Prairie Village roofing:
- Your roof is 20 – 25 years old.
- You have cracked, blistered or curled shingles.
- Some shingles are missing or torn.
- You’ve noticed a leak.
- Your house has the worst looking roof on the block.
How Often Should I Have My Roof Checked For Damage?
We recommend calling a roofing contractor out for an annual inspection just to make sure storms, pests or unforeseen circumstances haven’t damaged any of your shingles over the past 12 months.
How Much Does A New Roof Cost In Prairie Village?
It’s hard to come up with a one-size-fits-all calculation, since we must consider the following:
- The size of your roof
- Which materials you want us to use
- State taxes and licensing fees
- The type of roof you have
- How much repair work needs to be done
- How many layers of roofing materials you have down
If you want a ballpark figure, a new roof might cost between $4,000 and $5,000 on average.
How Does Re-Roofing Work?
A contractor will typically just add new shingles onto your existing shingles, rather than rip off the old layer (which consumes a lot of time, energy and money!) Besides, the more layers you have, the more protection your home has against future leaks. However, in some rare cases, severely damaged and decrepit old shingles must be scrapped before a new roof can be put on.
What Questions Should I Be Asking You?
It’s important that you ask your Prairie Village roofing contractor about:
- Their field of expertise
- Their insurance
- Their years in business
- Their professional licenses & credentials
- Their past track record & a list of references
What Should I Ask References?
The references should be able to tell you…
- How they heard about the contractor
- What type of services they needed
- Whether they liked the job and contractors or not
- If they had any problems and how the problems were resolved.
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