Mar 12, 2024

Five Commonly Asked Questions About Roof Replacement

For most of us, roof replacement is an event that only happens once or twice in a lifetime.  That leads to many commonly misunderstood facts about the process.  If a roof replacement is in your near future, we invite you to get the answers to the most common questions homeowners ask us during the free estimate process.

What Are Visible Signs I Need a New Roof?

Cracked, curling, missing, or loose shingles are evidence that your roof is at the end of its lifespan.  A roof leak can also act as evidence that roof replacement is necessary.  Many times, hail damage also creates the need for a new roof.

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My Roof is Leaking; Does That Mean I Need a New One?

While a leaky roof can signal that a new roof is needed, it doesn’t always mean that is the case.  For example, a roof leak can be a red flag that your roof’s flashing needs replacement.  This is often the case when a roofing contractor reuses preexisting flashing on a new roof.  However, if a reputable roofing contractor verifies that hail damage is the origin of your roof leaks, a new roof is a must.

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How Long Should a Roof Last?

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question because of the factors involved.  GAF, the nation’s largest manufacturer of asphalt shingles offers roofs that are accompanied with a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that covers both labor and materials. However, this warranty is voided if the installing contractor fails to adhere to GAF’s stringent specifications.  Cheaper builder grade roofs have lesser lifespans, proving the point that you do get what you pay for.  Cedar shake roofs can have a lifespan of less than a decade if not properly maintained.  When it comes to metal roofs, the industry’s premier metal roofs can have a lifespan of up to 50 years, though the finish warranty is typically no more than 35 years.

GAF Timberline® AS II shingles installed by Lindus Construction

I Need A New Roof.  Does My Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Cover That?

In one word, sometimes.  In the event that a natural disaster occurs, your insurance policy should cover roof replacement.  Common examples include hail, hurricanes, wildfires, and fallen trees.  However, if your roof requires replacement due to its lifespan being exhausted, the replacement cost is the responsibility of the homeowner.

hail storm damage on roof

My Roof’s Shingles Are Curling.  Why Is This Happening?

There are two likely reasons that your roof’s shingles are curling.  The first is that your roof’s levels of ventilation is incorrect, and moisture and heat are being trapped in the attic, wreaking havoc on your shingles.  Shingles can also curl when a roofing contractor installs new shingles on top of old ones, rather than tearing off the first layer.  Defective products, old shingles or improper shingle installation can also be reasons roof shingles curl.

Contact us today to get started on your next roof replacement project.

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Our Twin Cities Roof Replacement Reviews:

"My roof & LeafGuard® Gutters look beautiful! Great job! Everyone was very professional. Thank you."

Donna H.
Ellsworth, WI
April 10, 2024

"Lindus Construction replaced our shingles on Monday. They did a fantastic job. They arrived at 7am and finished by 3pm. They did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone.  Just like anything in life. you get what you pay for and we are 100% satisfied."

Pat S.
Plymouth, MN
April 5, 2024

"We've had our roof replaced and LeafGuard® Gutters installed by Lindus and were quite happy with their workmanship."

Don N.
MInneapolis, MN
December 17, 2023

"Had new patio door installed, LeafGuard® Gutters and new roof. Very happy with the work and quality of the materials."

Joe L.
Maplewood, MN
December 14, 2023

"We had Lindus bid on our roof replacement and also remove and replace our LeafGuard® Gutters. Communication was great through the entire process, we were provided great information and options. The removal and replacement of the gutters was done right on schedule and completed quickly. Overall just very professional and I would have zero concerns trusting them for any job.

Aaron O.
Shoreview, MN
December 13, 2023

"I have used Andy Lindus and his crew for several home improvement projects and they have always done top notch work and have never failed to please. They have proven they do quality work that they stand behind. Their latest project for me is installing Glenwood Class 4 Shingles for which I have received a discount on my homeowners insurance premiums."

Linda E.
Bloomington, MN
August 14, 2023
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