ROOFING FAQ'S

Questions You May Have About Your Roofing Project.


At Homeguard Roofing And Siding Inc we want you to be an informed shopper. To that end, here are a number of common roofing terms and questions you should be familiar with when planning for a roof repair or replacement on your home.


What kind of material warranties are available?

Material warranties are usually issued by the manufacturers for periods of five (5) to forty (40) years.


What do you do with the old roofing debris?

All debris is taken to the landfill or recycling plant and disposed of properly.


What type of roofing system should I use?

We will inspect your home to determine the best methods, materials, warranties, and prices for your individual building.


Do you keep the property clean?

Cleanliness is very important. Yes, we clean our work area and the surrounding yard area at the conclusion of every workday.


Do you charge for estimates?

No, we provide written estimates free of charge.


Do light colored shingles last longer than darker shingles?

Dark shingles should last as long as lighter shingles given that they are installed on a house that has a properly vented attic. Proper attic ventilation is the key component to a longer lasting roof.


What is a ridge vent?

The ridge is the top of your roof, which runs level to the ground (does not have slope). The ridge can be covered with ridge caps (short shingles laid in a straight line), but we strongly recommend installing a full-length ridge vent to help keep the temperature of your roof in proper balance.


What are the differences between shingle types?

Basic shingle types are:


1) 3-tab shingles – cheapest shingle on the market
- Has a single layer minimum coverage
- Good for customers primarily concerned with price


2) Dimensional / Architectural Shingles
- Has a double layer minimum coverage
- Higher quality shingle composed of two layers of material per shingle


How much will my new roof cost?

The cost of your roof will depend on size, shape, slope and the number of existing roof layers.