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Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing

Common Questions About Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing

As Roofing Contractors, we hear a range of common questions regularly. These include the pricing of Roofing Services, the Services we offer, and more. As a contractor, we also offer Guttering & Siding Services too. As we hear these questions regularly, we have formed a list below of the commonly asked roofing questions along with responses so that you can understand what we offer here at TDH Contracting.

The roofing on your property is one of the most important elements alongside Siding and Guttering. As a result, we speak to hundreds of new customers about roofing daily, meaning that we hear the same questions. These questions are more popular with new customers, who haven’t worked on their roofing or with a contractor before. Working with a company on your pride and joy can be worrying, which is why we have provided the answers to each question below.

If you have a question that is different from one that has been featured below or you would like to find out more about a question, you can speak to our team. We are available to provide more information about Roofing and provide you with the right, accurate information.

What Roofing Material Is The Best?

When it comes to Roofing Materials, there isn’t a one fits all solution. There are various materials on offer, from Asphalt Shingles to Metal, Flat Roofs and more. Lots of customers search for and ask “What Roofing Material Is Best?” and knowing the answer is extremely important.

The truth is, there isn’t a “Best Roofing Material”. The best roofing material depends on your situation and budget. Some roofing materials are quite expensive and for a complete replacement, you could be looking at thousands of dollars. This might not be what you are looking for as a property owner, therefore not being the best solution or material.

There are various options available for any property. If you are on a budget and you are looking for a good roofing solution then an Asphalt Shingle Roof might be for you. However, if your budget has room for movement and you are looking for a more premium solution, then a standing seam roof or a slate roof may suit your property better. These premium roofing solutions often come with a price tag though.

Is New Roofing Expensive?

New Roofing Prices highly depend on the materials used and the options selected. Some colored materials and material types cost more than others, meaning that your budget is a highly dependable factor.

As a Roofing Contractor, we can provide you with information about material pricing and labor depending on the solution you require. There isn’t a one-price fit. We do provide Free Quotations along with many other Roofing Contractors can provide which will provide a more accurate price for the work required.

While we can’t provide specific pricing for work through this post, we can give you an idea of how much New roofing can cost. For a three-bedroom property, you could be looking at anywhere from $5,000 upwards. Again, this would depend on the materials and options are chosen. When looking at premium solutions, the prices are more drastic with property owners looking at $12+ per square foot.

Are Roof Shingles Waterproof?

Depending on the material, all roofing shingles are waterproof to some extent. However, some of the premium solutions deflect water and rainfall better than others, meaning that your roofing doesn’t hold or retain water which prevents any rotting or damage in the future.

Every type of Roofing is waterproof to some extent. If your roofing wasn’t waterproof, you would find signs of dampness along with leaks meaning that your roofing is pointless! When Roofing is installed, it’s installed with a waterproof membrane to ensure that your property remains dry and safe, regardless of the weather.

You can speak to a Roofing Contractor like TDH Contracting to find out more about the best material for waterproofing and which types of material are better at deflecting water than others.

What Is The Lifespan Of New Roofing?

On average, the lifespan of new roofing is usually between 25 and 50 years. This depends on a few factors though, such as the materials installed, the frequency of maintenance, and if you have repaired any damages that have occurred to the roofing. The quality of the installation can also have an effect on the lifespan of your new roofing as a poor installation may result in water damaging your roofing and causing the material to break down much quicker.

With New Roofing, you have options. From the colors and materials used to the level of quality. With more premium options, they often come with longer warranties and last much longer than the cheaper alternative. They often look much better on your property as a new installation. Overall, the Lifespan of New Roofing highly depends on your budget and what you have available to spend.

You can discuss your budget, roofing materials, and services with a Local Roofing Contractor. They will be able to give you guidelines and packages to suit both your needs and available funds.

Is Roofing Covered By Property Insurance?

Insurance and what they cover are dependent on your policy and package. Some insurance policies will cover your Roofing, some won’t. Likewise, some will cover your Roofing for accidental damage but won’t for wear and tear damage. Your policy will provide specific information about your insurance policy and property. You can also speak to your insurance provider who will be able to provide specific information on how they cover you.

Usually, insurance providers will cover your roofing for Sudden Accidental Damage and Acts Of Nature. Examples of this damage include Tree Branches damaging your roofing, Bad Weather, etc. They don’t usually cover small damages such as holes and cracks forming in your roofing. This will often require you to speak to a Roofing Contractor to have the smaller damages repaired at your expense.

To confirm your specific policy and to ensure that you understand what you are covered for, you should speak to your property insurance provider. You may also be able to find the right information in any documentation for your insurance.

Can Roofing Be Insured?

Roofing Insurance is often included within your Property Insurance, but only for Sudden Accidental Damage and Acts Of Nature. This means that general wear and tear and smaller damages might not be covered by your insurance provider as standard. In this case, you may be required to cover the cost of any repairs to your roofing.

However, you may be able to fully insure your Roofing. Some insurance providers include a base coverage as standard and other coverage such as complete roofing repair may be available at an extra cost. You can also find Roofing Insurance Providers, who provide Roofing Specific Insurance. If your Roofing is a new installation, you might not need insurance, especially if your roofing is under warranty by the original installer.

Speak to your insurance to see what options are available for you. You can also speak to other providers if your provider won’t cover your roofing to purchase Roofing Specific Insurance.

How Long Will It Take To Install My New Roofing?

The time needed to install new roofing depends on several factors. These include the type of roofing, the added options, and the type of property you own. For example, if you own a small 1 story property then installing new roofing is much easier than installing it on a 30-floor apartment block. Therefore, the duration given by most contractors is an estimation and can differ even between 2 similar properties. Also, some roofing types and materials take more time and more precision to install.

On average, a new roofing installation on a residential property takes from 1-3 days. Some jobs may require more time while others may require less, this is all provided to you as a customer in your quote as part of your free quotation. Most contractors provide free quotations to provide accurate pricing for the services you require.

When working with a Roofing Contractor, ask how long the job will take and what time they have allocated to your roofing. This will often give you a good idea of what work is expected and how long you can expect the work to take.

What Are The Most Common Roofing Materials?

Within Roofing, several roofing materials are most common. These are the materials that we sell and install regularly as a Waterloo Roofing Contractor. These materials include;

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof
  • Cedar Shake Roof
  • Composite Shingles
  • Slate

The most popular roofing material is Asphalt Shingles. This is the option that most customers choose due to its pricing and lifespan. While some premium options may offer a longer lifespan and more protection, Asphalt Shingles are a good material to suit both a budget and a dream.

Most contractors provide Asphalt Shingles including TDH Contracting. Speak to a contractor to find out more about the Roofing Options available and how you can get started.

How Can You Contact A Roofing Contractor?

If you are looking to work with a Roofing Contractor, whether it be for Roofing Repair or Roofing Replacement, you need to contact a Roofing Contractor. Knowing how to contract one efficiently and speak to a member of the team is important, as you need information on the services they offer and how they can improve your property. You may also have some questions about what they offer and how they can help.

Once you have decided on a Roofing Contractor to contact, the best way to contact them is via Telephone. Most contractors such as TDH Contracting have their contact details on their website, usually on the contact page. You can also find the number usually in their footer like you can on this website.

Speak to the contractor direct via telephone and discuss the services that they offer and what they can do for your property. They will be able to provide information about your property specifically and what they can do.

How Can You Find A Roofing Contractor You Can Trust?

Knowing how to contact a Roofing Contractor will help you to get started with Roofing Services. However, you must find Roofing Contractor you can trust. By working with a Trusted Roofing Contractor, you can rest assured that they will provide high-quality services for your property, whether it be a small repair or a complete install. But how do you find a trustworthy contractor?

Roofing Contractors that you can trust will have experience. They will have worked with several properties previously and have proof of that work in terms of images and reviews from previous customers. If you find a Roofing Contractor with good reviews and years of experience, this is often a sign that they are a reputable, trusted contractor. Here at TDH Contracting, we have over 25 years of experience and we have the work and reviews to support our work.

Speak to a Local Roofing Contractor and see what they have done previously. Also, ask more about what they can do for you and your property in terms of Roofing Services.

Does Your New Roofing Come With A Warranty?

When you have new roofing installed on your property, the majority of installations come with a warranty as standard. This warranty usually covers your roofing for 15-20 years of its lifespan, meaning that if you have any issues with your roofing, you can contact the original contractor and they will repair any damages and provide services under warranty.

Now, some contractors may not provide a warranty with installations. While this is uncommon, it may happen. If this is the case, you may want to look elsewhere for your Roofing Installation, even if having an install with a warranty is more expensive. You can discuss this with any Roofing Contractor who should be able to provide more information.

Here at TDH Contracting, we provide New Roofing Installations with Warrenty. This means that you can rest assured if you have any problems that we can help. Speak to our team to find out more about our Roofing Services.


If you have any questions that are different from what we have mentioned above or if you would like to find out more about one of the questions we have mentioned, you can speak to our team. We are available to provide more information and help you as a property owner to improve and repair your property.