Q: What is the average cost of a new roof?
A: A professional installation by roofing contractors in Sarasota, FL, will vary in cost according to the material chosen, the size of the home, how many layers are on the current roof, and whether repairs need to be made prior to roofing. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive material, followed by metal, flat, tile and slate.
Q: Is a metal roof noisy, or does it attract lightning?
A: No, these are myths. Metal roofing is installed over thick underlayment, and often over an existing roof, so it may be quieter than the standard asphalt shingle roof. In a storm, a metal roof offers more protection because should it be hit by lightning, it will disperse the energy and result in less damage. It also won’t burn!
Q: Are tile roofs expensive?
A: The initial cost of a tile roof is more expensive than other types of roofing material, such as asphalt shingles. However, shingles will need to be replaced two to three times while a tile roof will last the life of your home. Because tile lasts longer than most other roofing materials, the increased value of a tile roof exceeds the initial “savings” that comes with choosing less expensive roofing materials.
Q: Are roofs available that don’t look Spanish?
A: Yes. Roof tiles come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from authentic Spanish and Mediterranean to random slate and rustic shake designs. The wide range of shapes and colors available make it possible to enjoy all the advantages of a genuine tile roof while maintaining any architectural theme.
Q: Can I walk on a tile roof?
A: Yes, if you are careful and know where to walk. When a great deal of foot traffic is necessary, use roof pads. Navigating a roof is dangerous and we recommend having a professional do any work for you.
Q: After a storm, do I need to get repairs done right away?
A: Delaying repairs to a storm-damaged roof may not cause structural damage, but most insurance companies do have a timeframe for a claim to be filed and repairs completed following a storm event.
Q: After filing a homeowner’s insurance claim, what will I have to pay for a new roof?
A: After filing a claim due to storm damage, your out-of-pocket expense should only be your deductible. The insurance company will pay Roofing by Curry for the remaining cost of the roof.