Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

How can I determine if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced?

Roof repairs can be carried out during the average 20 year lifespan but when roofing can no longer be protected from water infiltration despite regular maintenance, roof replacement may be required. Check for cracked or missing shingles and damaged flashings and contact a Mountain Valley Roofing LLC for a roof inspection.

My roof leaks. Do I need to replace it immediately?

If a roof leak is the result of a minor damage, roof repair may be all that is required. Mountain Valley Roofing LLC technicians are trained to promptly identify the source of roof leaks and provide practical repair solutions that extend roof lifespan whenever possible.

What is the industry standard for warranties?

Manufacturer warranties are regulated by industry standards and cover defects in roofing materials only; while warranties for labor are offered by roofing companies and vary widely depending on the company.

How can ice dams be reduced or removed?

Using an ice pick or shovel should not be used to remove ice dams because of the risk of roof damage. Remove as much snow as possible and contact a roofing company for assistance.

Are asphalt shingles environmentally friendly?

Asphalt shingles are available in fiberglass or organic format. Organic shingles are saturated with asphalt for waterproofing and are less environmentally friendly due to a high asphalt content compared to fiberglass or composite shingles.

Can I paint my roof?

Yes. Certain latex premium quality paints can extend roof lifespan. Contact a Mountain Valley Roofing LLC roof maintenance specialist for more information.