Roofing FAQ’s

How do I know if I need a new roof?

The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

  • Missing, cracked or curling shingles
  • Blistering or peeling paint
  • Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
  • Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings
  • High energy bills
  • Roof Flashing is cracked and split

How much does a new roof cost?

There is a lot that goes into a new roof and pricing varies from home to home, application to application. Why not call Affordable Roofing for a free, no obligation price quote on a new roof installation? You can reach us at 215-634-8800.

How long should a roof last?

Like any building component, roofs degrade at different rates depending on a large number of factors: the quality of original construction, the level of abuse, the level of maintenance, appropriateness of design, etc. So how long should a roof last? We have seen poorly designed and installed roofs go as few as six or seven years before they failed, and we have seen old coal tar built up roofs that were over 20 years old. Most building owners, roofing contractors, and designers feel 20 years is an acceptable service life.

I see water spots on my upstairs ceiling, what should I do?

Often times, these water stains are a clear indication that your roof has a leak in it. It’s best to not wait and have a professional inspect your roof for any possible holes or cracks. You can reach Affordable Roofing anytime at 215-634-8800 and schedule an immediate appointment.