Frequently Asked Questions
What are the indications that I may need a new roof?
If any of the following apply, it may indicate that your roof needs replacing, please contact us for an estimate.
Missing, cracking, lifting or curling shingles
Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
Stains on interior walls or ceilings
Rotten fascia or soffit
What happens when I call for an estimate?
We will gather your information (name, address, phone number and email address) along with information about the job and how you heard about Warren Roofing, LLC. We will then schedule our estimator to come take a look at the roof, typically within 5 business days. We will than provide an emailed estimate within a timely manner.
How much does a new roof cost?
The cost of your roof will depend on its size, shape, slope and the type of material you choose to install. We do not provide estimates over the phone or based on number of squares, our estimator will have to come look at the roof before a cost can be determined.
How long will my roofing job take?
We arrive on each job site with the manpower, expertise and materials to complete the job in a timely manner. However we will never compromise quality to complete a job quickly. Time of completion can vary from 1 day to 1 week for very complex, large jobs. An approximate timeline can be given at the time of the estimate, if desired.
Does your reroofing estimate include a Wind Mitigation Report?
In most cases, yes. After the reroof is complete we will provide your information to our third party inspectors and they will schedule an appoint to do the inspection and provide you with the proper forms and pictures.
What types of roofing can you do?
At Warren Roofing, LLC we focus on residential reroofing to asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs.
Do you pull permits?
Warren Roofing, LLC is a licensed Florida Roofing Contractor and will pull the necessary permits and schedule inspections. Each community we work in is different with respect to permit requirements and some will require the homeowner to sign a Notice of Commencement. We have a notary public on staff that will be able to assist with this documentation if required. Be wary of contractors asking you to pull the permit for them.
Reroof vs. Roof Over?
It is allowed to install a roof over the top of an existing roof. However, roofing over another roof does not provide the same quality roof, or offer the same level of security that a roof system installed when a complete removal is performed does.
There is no way to do a thorough roof deck inspection when it is covered by old roofing. This could result in damage being concealed.
It is much more difficult to flash a second layer. If the second layer leaks the water can ride the layer underneath and travel to a different area of the roof. This makes leak detection and correction very difficult.
Shingles are made from asphalt. The flexibility of asphalt comes from the natural solvents within it. A second layer can be super-heated in summer months which can cause the shingles to buckly and curl prematurely.
Removal costs in the future will be grater due to the extra labor and esacalating landfill rates.
Am I required to install a self-adhering membrane?
Often reffered to as peel and stick, this is not a code requirement. All of our estimates come with an option to upgrade the underlayment from the standard 30lb felt paper to a self-adhering membrane. Its main benefit is an extra layer of protection if the shingles were blown off during a storm and many insurance companies will offer a discount as a secondary water resistance (SWR).
How do your protect my house and yard when working on my roof?
With a reroof job we will be removing all of your old shingles and replacing with new ones. This is a messy process. We will provide you with a Project Preparation Checklist to help protect your home. We take every precaution to leave the job site as clean as it was before we start and to aid in this we will place tarps around the house to protect the yard and plants. We also lean plywood against the house in certain areas to protect it as well. Once the trash is picked up and placed in the dumpster we magnetically sweep the yard and driveway for nails.