FAQ's About Beams Roofing and ContractingGENERAL
Q. Does Beams Roofing and Contracting have insurance?
Absolutely. We carry both worker’s compensation and general liability, a must for any qualified responsible roofing company.^ TOP
Q. Does Beams Roofing and Contracting warranty their work?
Yes. We carry a 5 year workmanship warranty. Please hold on to your signed contract if you ever have a question or need service.^ TOP
Q. Do I need a roof repair or replacement?
That’s a good question and one that only an experienced roofer is qualified to answer. There are many factors that determine whether or not to repair or replace. Have a Beams Roofing and Contracting sales representative take a look at your roof to provide you with the best answer. Fill out our repair estimate questionnaire to learn about the factors involved.^ TOP
Q. Do I need to be home for an estimate?
No, however each roof is as individualized as the homeowner. Sitting down with a Beams Roofing and Contracting sales representative ensures you that you understand what exactly needs to be done for your home to ensure its continued good health and welfare.^ TOP
Q. How long does a roof replacement take?
That depends on the size of your roof, the type of roofing materials to be used, the pitch of the roof, the number of layers of shingles presently found on the roof and the number of stories of your home.^ TOP
Q. Will there be dust or debris in the attic area?
Yes. If you have items stored in your attic, you should remove or cover them for protection.^ TOP
Q. Can I add a second layer to save money?
You would be setting yourself up for trouble. The added weight of a second layer can produce sagging, rotting and general deteriorating of the baseboards. A lighter shingle over the old shingles will show all bumps and ridges. A second layer may even produce ice dams because of the new angles created. Experts determine that a second layer will cut the life of your roof by 20%, so no a second layer does not save money.^ TOP
Q. Where will the roofing material be delivered?
The roofing material is delivered and dropped in the homeowner’s driveway. The lawn is not recommended because of the damage the added weight will cause.^ TOP
Q. Do I need to protect my valuables inside my home?
All roofing jobs cause vibrations through the framework of your home. Please make sure all glass globes on chandeliers or unsecured pictures mounted on walls are re-located during the re-roof. Also, if there is outdoor furniture, pottery, landscaping fixtures or toys in the surrounding area these should be relocated before the re-roof is started.^ TOP
Q. Do I need to worry about disgarded nails?
We guarantee a clean work area. Nails are picked up with high powered magnets and all roofing debris is removed from the area. However, the homeowner should understand that a re-roof is a work area and children should not be allowed to play under or near the re-roof area while work is in progress. Additionally, although every effort is made to ensure that all nails are removed, it is possible that a few will be missed in bushes, lawns or in the drive way.^ TOP
Q. Why is my roof leaking?
There are many reasons why this could be happening. The most common culprits are a) your skylights, chimney or lead boots may need reflashing; b) you may have blown off shingles from wind storms that are now exposing your roof to the elements; or, c) you have nail pops. Nail pops refer to a condition established at the time of original installation or during a previous repair. The nails entered an existing hole or in between two pieces of plywood and did not "grab" the wood. As the roof heats and cools, the nail will raise up and cause the shingle to form a bump. As the expansion and contraction continues the nail eventually pokes a hole through the shingle and causes a leak.^ TOP
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