If you are a homeowner or business owner, you have a million and one things to be thinking about – so we totally understand if your roof and roofing isn’t at the top of the mind, like it is ours! We are the licensed, certified and trusted Oklahoma roofers that will take care of you and your roof. You might have some common roof questions and we help walk you through those.
Q: How do I know if my roof is bad?
A: First, call Next Phase Roofing for your free and hassle-free roof inspection. Our team is ready to assist you at any time by inspecting your roof for missing or loose shingles, cracking or blistering roof shingles, exposed or loose nail heads, or if your roof is sagging. Also, keep an eye out for your roof energy efficiency. If you are losing a significant amount of heating or cooling through your roof with your bills increasing a lot above normal – we can check for an energy leak.
Q: What is roof flashing?
A: Roof flashing is a waterproof material, typically made of metal, that is flat and thin. Roof flashing is a roof material that is used to divert water away from your roof’s most vulnerable spots, stopping any water from penetrating the roof’s gaps and crevices. Flashing won’t likely be necessary for your entire roof, but certain areas it might.
Q: What does a new roof cost?
A: This will vary per roof in both size and roofing material. It’s a great idea to check with your insurance agent to see where and how you are covered with your roof. We are top-rated roofing installation and repair experts in your area. We use our roofing calculator to give you a free roofing estimate. Purchasing a new roof is an investment that eventually pays for itself. New roofing technology compared to conventional roofs save in heating and cooling tremendously.
Q: What are some trusted shingle roofing brands?
A: There are many great roofing material brands on the market. We proudly use CertainTeed, GAF, Owen’s Corning, and Malarkey. In addition, we are one of few Certified DaVinci Masterpiece Contractors in the nation. They are designed to mimic the look of natural wood shake shingles, natural slate shingles, or tile roofs.
Q: Why is my roof leaking?
A: Your roof leaking can be due to many issues included a storm damaged roof from both hail and wind, defective product, improper installation from a previous company or simply an old and outdated roof. Call Next Phase Roofing, your certified and licensed Oklahoma roofing contractor for your free inspection to check out your roof leaks.
Q: Should my trees touch my home?
A: We don’t recommend it. Limbs especially, but even leaves should be safely trimmed away from your roof or gutter. This helps prevent wear and tear to the roof as well as keeps your gutters from becoming clogged and ineffective.
Q: What is a ridge cap?
A: The shingles that are put along a roof’s ridge, are known as ridge caps. Every roof has a ridge, with the exception of flat roofs, and many roofs have numerous ridges. Shingle roofing installation should be left up the certified roofing experts, like Next Phase Roofing.
Q: What do I do if my roof was installed wrong?
A: There are several things to look for: a roof that is not uniform in appearance, missing shingles or damaged shingles, or resting old flashing material. It can also be seen with stains on the roof, loose nails or improper nailing techniques are used. It can also be noticed after the fact if your roof starts to leak several months after a job is completed – a properly installed roof should last many years.
Q: How do I stop my roof from leaking?
A: When installed properly, your roof should not leak water. We ensure that all joints are sealed, that there is synthetic felt waterproof paper covering the roof decking, and that roof flashing is properly made and installed, and proper guttering. All of this on top of the materials being watertight is important. The earlier leaks are addressed, the better. If you are experiencing a leak, make sure you call us for a free roof inspection.
Q: How long will it take to install my new roof?
A: Every roofing install length is different based on size and material. A new roof can take anywhere from a single day to several weeks for large commercial metal roofing projects.
Our expertise in inspections and damage analysis, roof replacement and repair, working through complex insurance claims, and unmatched customer service makes Next Phase a comprehensive turn-key solution for residential roofs, schools, churches, industrial and commercial projects.