Frequently Asked Questions

When deciding to replace or repair your roof, there are many questions to ask before hiring a licensed roofer in CT to complete the job. Many common roofing questions can be answered below, but if you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

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Some obvious indicators that your roof needs to be replaced are missing shingles, holes in your roof, and leaks in your home. However, if your roof is 15 years old or more, it may be a good idea to replace your roof and get ahead of future roofing problems that you may have. For more information, check out our article: 5 Signs You Need a New Roof.

Each home is different and has many factors that determine the best fit for your home. Your budget, looks, the shape of your roof, and overall needs will determine the best materials to use. While it may be easy to focus on the aesthetics of your roof when choosing a material, consider the material's life-cycle as well. It may be worth the investment to have your roof last twice as long.

The price to repair or replace a roof will vary from house to house. When calculating the price, there are many variables to consider: size, shape, materials, and obstacles that we will have to work around (such as chimneys and skylights). With our FREE estimates, we personalize each quote to tailor needs specific to you and your home.

They last between 15 and 40 years. The grade will determine the life expectancy of your roof shingles. The higher the grade, the longer it will last.

To avoid further damage to the interior of your home, it is important to call us right away to assess and repair the damage. We will install temporary barriers to stop the leaks until we can make the appropriate repairs. Leaks in your home will lead to mold and water marks on your walls and ceilings, so do not wait to call.

Hail damage will depend on the size of the hail, wind speeds, material used, and natural barriers to your roof (such as trees). Hail will cause granule loss to asphalt shingles and cracking to wood shingles and slate roofs. For peace of mind after a hailstorm, give us a call to schedule a FREE and complete roof inspection to look for any sign of hail damage.

A new and professionally installed roof will greatly impact the curb appeal of your home. If your roof needs repairs or is visibly worn and damaged, it may benefit you to repair your roof before you start selling. While you may not fully recoup your investment, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value report, the average ROI for roof replacement is 68%. However, if you choose not to do the necessary repairs, it may be difficult to get the asking price you are hoping for. Buyers typically do not want to invest money into the roof of a house they just bought.

Indeed, the warmer months usually provide better weather for roofing than the colder months, but it is still possible to get the necessary repairs done in the winter. Most roofing contractors have methods in place to complete the repairs or replacements you need.

For more information, check out our article: Can you replace your roof in the winter?

At Above the Rest Roofing and Siding, we work year-round. Weather permitting, we are ready to inspect and replace your roof during all seasons. While most homeowners wait as long as they can to extend the life of their roof as much as possible, it could be beneficial to lock in your roof replacement in the off-season.

Your roof can leak in any season, not just winter. While winter brings some additional factors that cause roof leaking, some reasons can result in the same at any time of the year. Compromised shingles, poor roof installation to begin with, and improper attic ventilation are all possible factors in your roof leak. If you have a roof leak, give us a call right away to get the necessary repairs.

For additional information, check out our article: Why is my roof leaking in the winter?

On average, vinyl siding can last from 10-20 years. However, maintenance and high-quality installation can expand that to 40-60 years!


For additional information, check out our article: How long does vinyl siding last?