Regardless as to whether you’re a first-time homeowner or this is the first-time you’ve owned a home in Louisiana, you likely have lots of questions about roof care and maintenance.  For this blog, we wanted to address some of the more common FAQs that homeowners in this state tend to have.

My roof is leaking- do I need to replace it?

This is a difficult question to answer, because the answer will depend on the extent of the damage. If the damage is minor, our contractors can walk you through the steps needed to complete the repair. On the other hand, if the damage is extensive, we’ll speak with you about roof replacement options.

If a repair or roof replacement is needed, we’ll provide you with a detailed written quote that outlines all related costs, including labor and materials costs. We’ll also be happy to answer any and all questions about how long it will take to schedule the job, how long the job will take, and the size of the down payment that’s needed to get the job on calendar.

When should I have my roof inspected?

Most roofing contractors agree that you should have your roof inspected at least twice a year—once in the spring, and again in the fall. You should also have your off inspected after each major storm. If a hurricane or tropical storm hits the area, you should 100% call a roofing contractor once the storm passes. Remember—reputable roofing companies provide this service for free, so there’s no reason to put it off. Also, worth mentioning, is that if your roof has endured storm damage, the cost to repair it may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy. If that is the case, our company can work directly with your insurance provider.

When will I need to replace my roof?

This is also a difficult question to answer, because the lifespan of your roof depends on several factors, such as the type of roof you have on your home (clay tiles, asphalt shingles, metal roofing materials, etc.), the quality of the instillation, and whether you stayed on top of repairs.  However, most homeowners find that asphalt shingle roofing systems last between 20-25 years.

For more information about how to care for your roofing system, or for more information about the steps you can take to extend the lifespan of your roof, call our office today to speak with an expert.