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Roofing FAQs to Consider

How do I know I need a new roof?

Suspecting your building has roof damage can be unnerving and confusing, especially if you cannot see the potential damage. Differentiating between needing an inspection, a repair, or a total replacement can be tricky, but Interstate Roofing is here to help. The first rule of thumb is to call Interstate Roofing for an inspection- Interstate Roofing is always here to help answer any questions, and offer free repair estimates. Yet, there are a few things to look for that may help tell you that you are in need of a roof repair:

  • Keep an eye out for wet spots on your ceiling, in your attic or crawl spaces, or on your floors as these are telltale signs of a leak

  • Shingles are curling, buckling, broken, badly aging, or even missing

  • You notice signs of root rot- the spongy feeling when you walk the roof

  • There is water backup in your eaves

  • Your flashing is damaged or compromised

Will a new roof lower my energy bills?

Yes! A roof replacement might help you save money on your energy bills if your roof is old and inefficient. While it is recommended that attic spaces remain a temperature closer to the outside air during the winter, excessive heat in the summertime indicates a lack of ventilation, which can be fixed with a new roof. This excessive heat can cause your HVAC system to work overtime, costing you money. With new ventilation and sound materials that prevent extra drafts and water leaks, a new roof cuts energy bills.

Is new roofing a good investment?

Quality roofing is one of the best ROI remodeling projects you can do for your business. This comes from the fact that a new roof:

  • Increases curb appeal

  • Offers potential energy savings that come with a professional roof installation

  • Ice dam prevention in the winter

What is the lifespan of a new roof?

Each roofing style and technique allows a different lifespan, but Interstate Roofing offers a variety of styles to help find the best fit for your building. The longest-lasting style, Standing Seam Roofing, has a potential lifespan of up to 40-70 years! While the average lifespan of other models is 20-40 years, Interstate Roofing encourages you to call to learn about what styles would best suit the needs of your building.

If you have more questions that weren’t answered here, call (608)783-2106

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