Are you a first-time homeowner? If so, you likely have lots of questions about how to care for (and maintain)  your roofing system.  Not only is your roof one of the most expensive (if not the most expensive) components of your home, it’s also among the most important.

For this post, we wanted to address some of the most common FAQs we receive about SWFL roofing systems.

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

This is a tricky question to answer—because it’s comparable to asking if you need to replace your tire if it’s flat.  The best we can tell you is “maybe.”  If your roof is leaking, you’ll want to contact a reputable roofing contractor. When the company comes out, they’ll provide you with a free, no-cost roof inspection so they can determine the extent of the damage. If the damage is minor, they’ll likely recommend you proceed with a roof repair appointment. The contractors you’re speaking with will give you a full explanation of their findings in addition to a cost breakdown for labor and materials. On the other hand, if the damage is significant, they might feel that roof replacement is a better option.

How much does it cost to replace a roof in SWFL?

The cost to replace a roof can vary widely depending on the size of your home and the types of roofing materials that you want to use. For example, the cost to replace a clay tile roof will differ from the cost to replace an asphalt shingle roof.  Additionally, the cost to replace a roof on a 1,500 square foot home will likely be a lot different than the cost to replace a roof on a 5,000 square foot home.

If you do need roof replacement, be sure to get quotes from at least 3 reputable licensed contractors. Take some time, do your research, and make sure you choose the best company for the job. Remember- the cheapest quote isn’t always the best quote.  Experience, reputation, and know-how matter.

Do you have questions about how to care for the roof on your new SWFL home? We can help. Call the experts at Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a knowledgeable expert you can trust.  References are available upon request and roof inspections are always free. What are you waiting for? Call our office today to get started.