People most often neglect their roofing system until issues such as leaking or other serious damage occurs. However, roofing issues can be discovered before any major (and expensive) problems come up. If you notice cracked, warped or missing shingles, missing roof tiles, broken flashing, loose seams, or large amounts of shingle granules stuck in the rain gutter, it all means the time has come to do some proper maintenance on your roof. Cracked paint, peeling wallpaper or wall coverings, and discolored plasterboard are all signs that can indicate roof damage, as it means that some kind of leaking has happened.

There are a few ways to determine if it’s time to replace your roof.

Age: Roofs can generally last around 2 decades. If your roof is getting close to the 20-year mark, it may be nearing the end of its expected lifespan.

Leaks: If you notice leaking inside your home, there might be some serious water damage, which can cause extensive structural damage as well. Water can damage rafters, plywood sheathings, ceilings, walls, and more. In some cases it can be much cheaper to replace the whole roof, rather than going through a more expensive patch-and-fix process.

Appearance: Shingles that have begun to curl, break or warp are a good indication that it’s time for a re-roofing service.

It depends. If the leak has been caused by something as minor as simple faulty flashing or a small section of the roof being damaged, then you will most likely only need to repair the source of the leak. However, if the entire roofing system has failed as a result of poor installation or subpar materials, then completely replacing the roof would be the best call to make in that case.
Modern roofing systems, by their construction & design measures, can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. A few types of roofs – mainly clay tile, slate, and copper – can actually be in service a bit longer, if regularly maintained. The lifespan of your roof can also be determined by environmental factors and weather, proper installation and design, material quality, and whether adequate maintenance and repairs have been done previously. Roofing material warranties can also vary greatly, so take a look at a manufacturer’s warranty programs before you buy anything for your roof.
If your gutters and downspouts look undamaged and in good condition, our roofing contractors will work around them. We don’t usually remove and reinstall them during a roof replacement, so as to avoid damaging them. If your gutters are in relatively good shape but need minor repair, we’d be happy to take a look and see what we can do. Our company is proud to be a full-service roofing contractor.
There are a few factors that affect all roofing projects. These include things like weather, whether or not there is a second layer to remove, and more. Typically, our contractors at Chappelle are completely finished with your new roof—from removing the old roof to clean-up—in three or four days tops. During the re-roofing process, we send out 3 crews to perform the following 3 services: roof removal, roof installation, and gutter maintenance.
Though it may be tempting to try and do the work all on your own, we advise against it. Professional roofing contractors are meant to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. Also, with little to no practical experience in the matter, you can damage your roof by using improper roofing techniques, or severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof, or while using any specialized tools such as roofing nail guns or staplers.

There are many instances in why your roof may be leaking. Flashings are frequently identified as an area that causes the most leaks, and it is critical that they be completely waterproof in order to avoid this. Damaged shingles leave the roof exposed to leaks and should be repaired without delay. Air conditioning and air ventilation, if not done properly, can also cause ice damming, frost, and condensation stockpiling.

Due to their excellent waterproof quality, our team at Chappelle offers asphalt roofing shingles as a covering for your roof to avoid future leakage.

No, in fact, most of our customers even trust us with the keys to their homes, while just a small percentage like to stay home and watch the progress instead. We can accommodate to whatever you’re comfortable with.
Absolutely! Simply get in touch with us today and we will arrive at your location to give your roof a check-up and a condition assessment.