Roofing companies in Naples FL understand that most homeowners aren’t experts when it comes to their roofing materials. For example, the average person probably doesn’t understand how to care for metal roof panels, aluminum roofing, asphalt shingles and architectural shingles.  Additionally, most people don’t know how long their roofing system is supposed to last, let alone the types of maintenance that needs to be done to ensure their roof lasts as long as possible.

Suffice to say, for this blog post, we wanted to address some common FAQs.

How long is my roof supposed to last?

The longevity of your roofing system is going to depend on several factors, such as the workmanship of the installer, the types of materials that were used, and whether the roof is maintained. For example, the average asphalt shingle roofing system should last between 25-30 years, whereas the average tile roofing system can last as long as 50 years- if– it’s maintained properly.

Who should I call about roof repairs?

If your roof needs to be repaired you’ll want to work with a licensed contractor. As you start to call around, be sure the company you’re speaking with has experience working roofs like yours. If you need help with metal roofing sheets or metal roof panels, but the company mostly works with alternate materials, it’s OK to hang up and call someone else.

Should I choose the lowest bid?

Our answer to this question is a resounding “no.”  Your roofing system is among the most important components of your home— which means that when it needs to be repaired, you’ll want to hire the best contractor for the job. Once you receive your bids, take some time to review each company’s social pages. Do they have lots of favorable reviews on websites such as Google+, Yelp, Angie’s List and/or Home Advisor? If so, that’s a good sign.  On the other hand, if the company has little or no social media presence and/or they don’t have a website, this is a huge red flag. Companies that are “ghosts” online are often unlicensed. Never, ever hire an unlicensed contractor to work on your roofing system.

In closing

If you have questions about how to maintain your roof, when you should replace your roof, and how often you should have your roofing system inspected, we’re here to help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a reputable expert.