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umbrella_April_showers_CMYK_jpgWhat are my options if I decide to re-roof?
You have two basic options: You can choose a complete replacement of
the roof system, involving a tear-off of your existing roof system, or recover
the existing roof system, involving only the installation of a new
roof system. If you’ve already had one re-cover installed on your original
roof system, check with a professional roofing contractor. In many
instances, building code requirements allow no more than one roof
system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary. Also, doing
this adds approximately 225 pounds per square (10′ x 10′ area) to your
roof deck. It also compromises the life of the roof, because you have an
old layer under a new one.

How can a home owner recognize when a roof system has problems?
All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other
serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections often can
uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and
deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the
gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems.
Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling
wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or
a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system
failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper
installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is
inappropriate for the home or building. Allow us to give you a free
estimate at your convenience. We will give you an honest opinion as to
what your next step should be.

How do different roofing materials compare?
We use materials from major manufacturers that have been proven
through testing. You can be assured that the materials used on your roof
are approved materials in the roofing industry. We will guide you through
the different types of materials that are available to give you the
knowledge you need to make an informed decision.

Do you do insurance work?
Yes, we will work directly with your insurance company, giving you the
peace of mind that your claim is being handled with you always first in
mind.

How long does a re-roof take?
Size of the project is what determines the time it takes to complete a
roofing operation. Location of property and type are other factors. But
weather is the biggest factor. Allowing for perfect weather, you can expect
the following: A single-family one-story re-roofing consisting of 1200
square feet, one layer of asphalt shingles can be done in one day, start to
finish, providing no complications arise.

How long can I expect my roof system to last?
Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about
20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain
metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.

Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors,
including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building
and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper
application and adequate roof maintenance.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their
products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what
responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if
their products fail to reach their expected lives.

What about local building codes?
Every city has its own building codes, though some are mandated from
state codes. We have the knowledge to perform to those standards. Over
the past several years, building codes have changed drastically to protect
the public from poor and unscrupulous roofing practices. We obtain
building permits for every project that is required to have one.

Are you fully licensed, bonded and insured?
Yes. – State License #CCC-1326984. We by all federal, state and local
laws and regulations, offering you the assurance that your roofing needs
are fully covered by a licensed and fully bonded and insured company.
You can be assured that we will perform all services for you with safety,
design to regulation, and care in every roofing application we contract.

Do you provide a warranty on work performed?
Yes. Depending on the job performed and we will assist you with material
warranty which is provided by the manufacturer and we personally
guarantee our workmanship from 6 months to 20 years depending on
each job.

How much does it cost?
There is no definite answer to as how much a new roof will cost. There is
a variety of considerations needed before an estimate could be done.
From that information, a price quotation or an estimate could be done.
Prices vary from area to area and job to job for many different reasons.
To get a good idea of price for your roof system, get three or four
proposals from reputable contractors in your area. Keep in mind that
price is only one factor, and it must be balanced with the quality of the
materials and workmanship. We explain to you exactly what your dollar
is buying. You can be assured that the price we quote you will be at fair
market value, using the best products available and workmanship of the
highest standards.

Is there a cost difference in insurance for different types of roofing?
Yes, there is a cost difference in insurance for the different types of
roofing. These costs are determined by many factors. Calculations vary
from company to company. The type of roofing used influences insurance
costs. They have varied life spans so the insurance cost depends on that.
Their durability also comes into play.

Can I do the work myself?
Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors
are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You
can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and
severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof, this might cost
you more in the future.

How do I know that you are a good contractor?
Please check with the Better Business Bureau. They serve as a watchdog
for any unprofessional actions in general. We are proud to have
maintained our excellent status with the BBB.
How long does it take to roof a home?
Approximately 2-4 days, although that can vary depending on a few
variables: size of roof, roofing material, weather, shape of roof, &
inspections.

How will I be billed for my roof?
Roofing projects require a down payment when the contract is signed,
with the balance due at the completion of the job. For larger roofing jobs,
additional payments may be required during the course of the job.

Does Barfield Roofing accept credit card payments for roofing
projects?
Yes.

Do you clean-up around our home once you’ve finished?
We’ll rake and sweep all debris from the roof and around the house.
Then we’ll use nail magnets to find and pick up all nails. Lastly, we’ll
perform a final inspection of your new roof and your grounds to assure
your complete satisfaction.

If you have any further questions please give us a call and someone
will be happy to answer them. 321.454.4531

Thank You!

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