Frequently Asked Roofing Questions
At Maryland Shingle Roofing & Siding, we've done our best to create a web site that anticipates and satisfies our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact Maryland Shingle roofing & siding at the phone numbers below.
Q. How can I see actual samples of roofing that I am interested in?
A. Maryland Shingle makes your selection easy by bringing samples of roofing you are considering directly to the convenience of your home.
Q. We store items in our attic do we need to protect them?
A. Yes, as a precaution we recommend you cover any items stored in your attic. During the re-roofing process saw dust and dirt that is attached to the underside of your roof sheathing may fall off.
Q. What do we do about items that are attached to the roof such as satellite dishes, antennas and basketball nets?
A. Talk to your Maryland Shingle representative. We try to work with you the homeowner in such cases. Most of the time we can lift up and remove these items after any wires have been removed first by others. You will need to have your satellite technician reinstall your dish and any roof antennas after we are complete with the re-roofing process.
Q. Do you recommend installing snow & ice shield on our new roof?
A. Yes, Maryland Shingle strongly recommends anyone installing a new roof apply snow & ice shield to all eaves and valleys.
Q. Why does Maryland Shingle remove all old roofing?
A. Although roof layovers look to offer quick profits for the roofing company and seemingly cost saving for the homeowner we at Maryland Shingle believe otherwise. This is one roofing installation we believe can have future pitfalls. Click here Roofing Layovers to read more on why all our new clients receive compete removal of old worn out roofing shingles.
Q. How long will it take to replace my roof?
A. A lot of variables come into play when estimating how much time you should allow for roof replacement. Most average roofs can be replaced in 1-2 days although many factors must be considered. Talk with your Maryland Shingle representative for a more accurate timetable.
Q. Are all water stains and leaks caused by roofing problems?
A. No, Many other problems can cause leaks that appear to be roof related. HVAC units mounted in attics can have clogged drain pans & pipes. Bath fans installed and vented improperly can cause a whole host of problems. Poorly vented attics can create condensation in different areas that may mimic roof leaks. In short it’s best to have a roofing professional diagnose any possible roofing leaks.
Q. Do I need to stay home when Maryland Shingle replaces my roof?
A. No, you may keep your normal schedule although contact phone numbers are helpful to keep you informed as we replace your roof.
These are just a few answers from Maryland Shingle Roofing & Siding to many questions you may have. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.