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Frequently Asked Questions

What are common reasons commercial roofing fails?

Weather - The leading cause of premature roofing deterioration. The primary purpose of a roof is to protect the building itself from severe weather. By repairing any damage immediately following a major storm, your roof will be protecting your building for many years to come. Materials - When it comes to roofing, longevity plays an important role. Rooftop systems come in a variety of finishes, colors, and textures. It is important to understand the lifespan of each option so you can make an informed decision about your project. Drainage - Poor drainage is a real issue for flat roofs. This causes water to build up within your roof and can also cause mold and mildew to grow. I recommend installing a rubber membrane that seals the bottom of the drain line. This will prevent water from pooling and keep the roof dry.

How can a homeowner recognize when a roof system has problems?

Many different kinds of damages that can compromise a roof system. It can be hard to know where to begin to look and, often, homeowners aren’t really sure what they are looking for. That’s why it is a smart investment to hire a roofing professional to perform a roof inspection periodically (at least once a year). They'll will know what kinds of damage to look for and where to look for them. At Champion Exteriors, we offer FREE inspections, so there's no risk to having us take a look!

What are my options if I decide to reroof?

You have 2 options: a) a full roof replacement OR b) a re-cover of the existing roof system. A complete roof replacement requires that your entire existing roof system be redone. This involves a “tearoff” of your existing system and is a full-blown roofing process. Cost depends on the type of shingle, style and warranty/durability you choose. Give us a call to get to get advice on what best suits your needs and your budget. A re-cover of your roof system is the less demanding option. This process involves only the installation of the new roof system, meaning that it is a far more expedient and cost-friendly re-roofing option. However, building code requirements do not always allow for multiple re-roofs so if you’ve done this more than once before, then you may need a complete roof replacement. Give us a call to ask about local building requirments.

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

A leaking roof is never a good thing. However, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a complete roof replacement. How much repair and work needs to be done on your roof depends on the level of damage caused by leaking. Give us a call to know whether only minor repair OR a full roof replacement is necessary. There are many problems that can lead to roof leaking, which is why it’s important to inspect your roof periodically and check for common warning signs. You can perform this inspection yourself, but it is a good idea to hire a professional at least once a year to check for any serious roof problems. At Champion Exteriors, we offer preventative maintenance packages for both residential and commercial roofs.

Can I do the work myself?

It depends. If you are someone who is generally successful with DIY home improvement projects, then you may have the ability to take on a project of this magnitude and importance (for your home’s health). However, if you are someone who is generally NOT successful with DIY home improvement projects, then this is definitely not the time to be bold and “give it a shot.” Your roof is vital to the health of your home’s structure and internal condition. To botch repairs or wing a full replacement can lead to serious damages. Even more, you will end up spending both the time and money in performing the DIY roof project and then spend more time and money later on when you need to hire a professional to do it right.

Can you replace a roof on in the winter?

Extra care should be taken when handling and/or installing asphalt shingles when the air and surface temperatures are at or below 40° F (5° C). Ownes Corning Roofing recommends the following procedures for additional fastening strength and wind blow-off resistance when shingles are installed during cold weather: 1. Hand sealing all shingles along the rake edges: each shingles should be hand sealed using 4 spots of asphalt roof cement (complying with the ASTM D4586, Type I or Type II). The four spots of roof cement should be evenly spaced on laminate (architectural) shingles approximately 1 inch from the leading edge of the shingle and pressed in placed. Take caution to ensure the asphalt roof cement does not squeeze out beyond the lading edge of the shingle. Be aware that excessive amounts of asphalt roof cement can cause the shingles to blister. 2. On Strip (three-tab) shingles, place 2 spot of asphalt roof cement under each tab approximately 1-inch from the leading edge and the corner of each tab. Take caution to ensure the asphalt roof cement does not squeeze out beyond the lading edge of the shingle. Be aware that excessive amounts of asphalt roof cement can cause the shingles to blister. 3. Ensure that all nails are installed in the common bond (double layer) area on Owens Corning laminate shingles.

What if my new roof leaks?

Remain calm. Roof leaks are actually a common occurrence so don’t call your roofing contractor yelling at them or consider your leaking roof as a personal attack on you. Instead, call your roofing contractor and clearly explain the problem. There is no need to exaggerate the leak and, again, it is important to calmly and clearly explain your situation. If you made the right decisions in hiring a professional roofing contractor then you can expect the leak to be fixed. Roofing contractors often provide warranties on their projects and, even if they don’t, most care enough about their reputation to amend the situation and make sure your roof is healthy. At Champion Exteriors, we offer a 5-year NO LEAK warranty on all of our work. Remain calm, call your roofing contractor, clearly explain the problem and set a timeline for results.

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