Roofing FAQ

Roofing FAQ

Patriot Roofing employs a deeply experienced staff of roofers who have seen and heard it all. We understand that many homeowners invest time and money in new roofing or roof repair without full knowledge of the system in which they are investing. Project to project we are able to answer any questions our client's have and we've come to recognize a short list of questions that nearly every homeowners has about their roofing project.

Here is that list of questions that our staff frequently receives when preparing to install roofing in Washington:

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it totally replaced?

Leaking can result when some flashings have come loose or a section of the roof has been damaged. These damages can often be repaired, but if they are not quickly attended to further damage can occur. Then you may need a full replacement.

How will I know when I need a new roof?

By performing a visual inspection you can tell if a roof is worn, peeling, cracked, old and obviously leaking. If leaking is occurring but not yet noticeable, the appearance of stains on your interior walls is a clear indicator of severe roof damage. An inspection by a professional roofer like Patriot Roofing is the best way to get a complete assessment of your roof's true condition.

Can I install a new roof over the existing roof?

In many cases the answer is yes. There is always the possibility when installing a new roof over the existing roof that the old roof may carry an uneven look into the new roof. But our staff knows the difference between a roof that needs to be removed and a roof that can stay in place while a new roof is installed over it.

What type of roof will work best for my home?

Every home is different, which is why the experienced design team at Patriot Roofing works closely with each homeowner to choose the right roof for their style, budget, and specific structural needs. Luckily, the roofing manufacturers we work with offer a wide range of options from which to choose.

How long will my new roof last?

Depending on the materials used, the slope of the roof and the maintenance schedule, a new roof can last anywhere from 15 to 50 years. The difference is in the quality of the shingles selected, the components of the entire roofing system, and the quality of the installation.

How long will it take to replace my roof?

Because Patriot Roofing has such great expertise in planning and logistics, most residential roofing jobs can be completed in 1-3 days. We may pre-position roofing materials a day or two in advance, but once we are on-site and at work things go very quickly. We secure the roof each night to protect your home from the weather.

If my roof is damaged, will my insurance pay for the repairs?

Many homeowners insurance policies cover damage to a roof caused by storms, weather or falling debris. Patriot Roofing will work closely with your insurance company's adjuster to make sure all the documentation and estimates are prepared to help speed any insurance claim you make.

Have more questions? Give us a call or request a quote to set up a free in-home consultation with one of our roofing professionals. We offer complete roof repair and roof replacement services in Tacoma, Federal Way, Lakewood, Kent, Gig Harbor, Poulsbo, Auburn, University Place, Renton, Seattle and throughout the surrounding areas.

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1623 Stone Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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