Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need A New Roof?
There are a few common signs that will help you to determine whether or not you need to replace your existing roof:
- Missing shingles
- Curling shingles
- Blistering shingles
- Loss of shingle granular
- Black spots on your roof
- Exposed fiberglass on your roof
This can each mean that your roof is at the end of its life. If you’re still not sure, give us a call – we’d love to come out to give a free estimate!
When Do I Replace My Windows and Doors?
Just like every other functioning part of your home – the windows and doors have a lifespan in which they are still doing their job. Here is your basic checklist:
- Feeling a breeze through your windows on a windy day or a draft on cold days
- Noticing fog of glass on your doors or windows
- Struggling to open your windows
If you neglect to replace your windows and doors when you notice these signs, you actually lose money in the long run by asking your heating and cooling systems to overcompensate.
How Long Does A New Roof Last?
The lifespan of a new roof should be a minimum of 20 years. However, here at Preferred Home Improvement, we install roofs that guarantee a lifespan of 30+ years with proper maintenance
How long will a new roof installation take?
One to three days, variables permitting.
What types of siding do you offer?
Here at Preferred Home Improvement, we offer vinyl, fiber cement, and James Hardie siding.
Do you offer financing options?
Yes, we offer 0% financing for all of our services here at Preferred Home Improvement. Give us a call today to learn more about this offer
What types of windows do you install?
We offer the following types of windows to choose from:
- Replacement Windows
- Decorative Windows
- Casement Windows
- Picture Windows
- Awning Windows
- Single Hung & Double Hung
- Bay & Bow Windows
- Jalousie Windows
- Glass Block Windows
- Egress Windows
- Fixed Windows
- Patio Doors & Garden Windows
Why is my roof leaking?
The following factors can lead to your roof sprouting a leak:
- Roof leaks can be the result of many different factors, the most common of which are:
- Exposed nails
- Missing shingles
- Missing flashing
- Deteriorating flashing
- Frail shingles
- Shingle seams that are too close together
- Ice dams
- Standing water
- Having no edge flashing
If you’re experiencing a roof leak give us a call to properly identify the issue and address it before too much damage has been done.
What is the best way to get the most years out of my roof?
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! Scheduling yearly roof inspections, calling a roofing expert as soon as you notice leaks or damages, and soft washing your roof whenever it starts to blacken are all great ways to prolong your roof’s life!