General Roofing FAQ2019-06-23T20:05:46+00:00


How can a homeowner recognize when a roof has problems?

All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections can often 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 problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building.

Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling off or even through a roof in need of repair or replacement. Homeowner maintenance should be confined to roof inspections in both the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles, and to cleaning rain gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof) if possible.

How can I determine my annual cost?

When mulling over your roofing options, the following formula may help:               Total Cost (materials and labor)/Life Expectancy of Roof (in years) = Annual Cost


What if my insurance check has my Mortgage Company’s name on it?2019-06-23T20:04:42+00:00

Each Mortgage Company has its own unique policy regarding insurance payments. If you desire, Statewide Roofing can contact your Mortgage Company on your behalf to insurance your payment is properly processed. It is important to notify your Project Manager if your Mortgage Company’s name is included on your insurance drafts. They can go over the finer details with you at this time.

Will you use my favorite brand of shingles?2019-06-23T20:03:43+00:00

Certainly. Most major shingle manufacturers are very close to one another in price and quality. We have access to all name brands including TAMKO, ELK, GAF/Timberline, CertainTeed, Owens Corning and Atlas as well as a full line of premium roofing materials including tile, wood, metal and slate products

Will Statewide Roofing work directly with my Insurance Company and the Adjuster?2019-06-23T20:02:59+00:00

Yes. From meeting your Insurance Adjuster to overcoming price discrepancies and invoicing the Insurance Company when your job is complete Statewide Roofing will handle it all.

What percentage do I pay up front?2019-06-23T20:02:23+00:00

Statewide requires no money upfront.

How long will it take to reroof my home?2019-06-23T20:00:51+00:00

Once we start your job, we stay on it until completion. We will not leave it to start another.  Depending on the job, it can be 1-3 days.

Is it important that I use a Certified Installer?2019-06-23T19:59:24+00:00

Certified Installers have been properly trained in the application of your roofing materials. Certified Contractors meet the strictest criteria in the Residential Roofing Industry and maintain a high standard of quality and customer care.

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