Here at Hawaiian Built Roofing, LLC. we want our customers to feel comfortable and confident about the work we do but also know what to look for in case of damage. If you find yourself questioning the current condition of your roof, we have provided a list of FAQ’s regarding maintenance, repairs and tips to help extend the lifespan of your roof:
How will a homeowner recognize when a roof is in need of repair or replacement?
Because roofing issues can be sneaky and sometimes hard to detect, some signs to look for are: loose seams and rickety flashings, warped, cracked or missing shingles, and excessive amounts of fragments or granules in the gutters or downspouts. For Indoors look for walls that are cracked or spider webbing, wallpaper that is peeling or chipping, and discolored or faded plasterboard.
How often should I have my roof inspected?
It is recommended by the National Association of Home Builders to get roof inspections every 3 years for proper maintenance.
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The lifespan of your roof can depend on a few different variables: Installation, Roof type, current condition of your roof, proper maintenance and upkeep, ventilation, and the environment or conditions of your surroundings. However, general lifespans according to the American Society of Home Inspectors are as follows:
- Wood shingles/Shakes: 10-40 years (depending on shingles purchased and weather conditions)
- Slate: 30-100 years
- Clay/Concrete Tiles: 20+ years
- Asphalt Shingles: 15-20 years
- Metal Roofing- 15-40 years
Also, it is always a good idea to check warranty coverage with your contractor.
What is a Roofing Warranty?
Most Roofing companies or even Roofing product manufacturers will offer a type of warranty to guarantee their products for a specific amount of time, refer back to those warranties to find what financial responsibilities they have, should their product fail to reach it’s expecting lifespan.
How will I know which coverage I have?
For Roofing Warranties there are two types of coverage: Coverage against workmanship errors, and coverage against Manufacturer defects. Talk to your contractor to see which coverage you have.