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How do I know for sure I need a new roof?
Older roofing shingles and wood shakes typically have a 15- to 30-year lifespan depending on the shingles’ quality, the location and tree cover of your home, and how well the roof was installed originally. Direct sunlight, weather/wind, and poor roof deck ventilation are rough on Bay Area roofs.
Though the CertainTeed and GAF shingles we use today have lifetime warranties, they didn’t a decade ago. We tell our customers that 12 years is a good rule of thumb to go by. At that point, check for these warning signs:
How much does a new roof cost?
Several factors go into determining the cost of your new roof. They include the quality and professionalism of your roofing contractor; the brand, type and grade of roofing shingle you select; the size of your roof and the shape and slope of your roofline.
Don’t choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is a factor, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality roofing material and contractor workmanship have value. Hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes.
Get a roofing estimate for an accurate idea. Signature Roofing company’s estimates are convenient, fair, no obligation and you don’t have to be home.
Can you roof over my existing shingles?
Clients asking this question may fall into two camps: those who are hoping to save a buck by reducing the workload required by a project, and cautious homeowners who would prefer to not be stuck talking to another roofer in a few months. While there are many opinions on the subject, there are obviously cases where no professional would argue for reroofing. Still, convincing a stubborn client may take just a little bit of finesse. Usually these clients respond most strongly to facts, so knowing the basic information below may help them come around:
Why do I need to hire you? Can’t I do this work myself?
Ah, the question every roofer loathes. But the truth is, due to the poor overall reputation of the profession (the Better Business Bureau reports that a shocking 73 percent of homeowners feel home repair and improvement contractors can’t be trusted), you’ll have to defend your worth at every turn—especially for those homeowners who have a little bit of repair work under their belt. Here are a few points you can use to sway them:
My roof is leaking—do I need to have the whole thing replaced?
Sometimes the scariest thing is not knowing, and for homeowners who’ve sprung a leak, it’s hard to beat back visions of the whole roof collapsing before their very eyes. Thankfully, this is one place where you may be able to deliver some good news to your clients—depending on the size and the location, they may be able to get away without a new roof. You don’t want to have to dash your client’s hopes, however, so make sure you don’t give the false impression that their roof work will be a breeze before you’ve had a chance to make an inspection.
Read what some of our satisfied customers had to say.
Thank you for a great job ...
Thank you so much for repairing our roof damage. We were amazed on how fast your team was able to remove the debris from our living room and patch the ceiling like it never happened. The exterior shingle work was also exceptional. AEM Roofing is the best! ...
Thank you very much ...
Thank you very much for taking care of our roof in a timely fashion when we called. The storm really did a number on the house and now it's as good as new. We are very pleased with your services and will recommend you to our friends and family ...
We are very pleased ...
We are very pleased with the work John. Your team was fast, clean and professional. Your wise advise on shingle selections is greatly appreciated. I will not hesitate to refer you or use your services in the future. Thanks again for helping us so quickly.
I chose AEM because they explained things thoroughly and clearly. Their crews were extremely clean and professional. John was extremely communicative in the sales and installation process. We did siding, windows, and roofing with AEM and couldn’t be happier. Our house looks amazing and our yard looks the way it did before they started. I would highly recommend if you want the job done for an affordable price and done the right way, you go with AEM.
– John-Paul (Roofing/Siding/Windows)
East Greenwich, RI
I had a serious leak in my roof coming from my skylight and dormer. After careful consideration I went with AEM because I felt they were truly looking to solve my problem and not just sell me something. The roof project went seamless with the crews being clean and safe. My yard was immaculate after the install. They’re siding team re-sided my dormer in the back and it looks amazing, we can’t wait till the spring to do the rest. The whole process from start to finish was easy and seamless. Thank you AEM.
– Brian (Siding/Roofing)
East Greenwich, RI
John is great! He strives to make sure you are happy and gets the job done right. I already recommended them to my brother!
– Carol (Roofing)
Date – 1/13/16
Review – (Roofing) Homeowner in Warwick, RI
“Very pleased so far with the results. Will await some bad storms to see if there will be any leaking.”
Date – 1/4/16
Review – (Roofing) Robert C. in Warwick, RI
“After working with a previous roofing firm, that firm confirmed on a Saturday morning that they would be arriving later that morning to begin work. Never showed, never called. That company was found on a social website. I then turned to HomeAdvisor, and contacted 3 contractors, AEM being one of them. One never showed and the other I cancelled. John and Mike were both courteous, professional and actually called when they said they would call. Restored my faith in contractors. Plus, I got a new roof 3 days before New Year's Day. Would recommend AEM for any roofing needs.”
Date – 12/3/15
Review – (Roofing) Domenic A. in Barrington, RI
“John came asap and fixed the issue I was having. Very effective service...highly recommend...”
Date – 11/23/15
Review – (Roofing) John M. in Warwick, RI
“John was very prompt returning calls, and performed the work efficiently. He even sent me an email with pictures of the completed job. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing roofing work.”
Date – 10/23/15
Review – (Roofing/Skylights) Linda B. in Cranston, RI
“I needed a new roof and already had a couple of estimates. After finding AEM on Home Advisor, they were able to come out that afternoon. Right away, I felt comfortable with them; their explanation of the work was detailed and would include replacing everything, except the chimney! We even discussed 4 skylights that I was thinking of replacing. I confirmed their registration and insurance with the RI Contractors Registration Board. After receiving their quote and hearing they could start within a couple of weeks, I decided to have them do the work. Communication with AEM was excellent as they planned for materials and dumpster drop-off, etc. Any calls I made were quickly returned. The entire job was completed in one day, including the skylights. The owner was available in person, the workers were punctual, experienced and courteous. At the end of the day, my yard was clean of all debris, the work was high quality and my new roof looked fantastic. I had been dreading replacing my roof, worried about finding the right contractor, etc. AEM turned out to be the right company for the job and even made it a pleasant experience.”
Date – 9/29/15
Review – (Roofing) Homeowner in Warwick, RI
“John was very professional. He knew what he was talking about. Workers were awesome they cleaned up my yard. Looked like it was before they did the roof.”
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“We are very happy with our new roof Mike. You were fast, clean, and affordable. I will always refer your services.”
“I could not be happier with the work Michael did for us. Extremely courteous and professional!”
“Our new siding came out amazing. Love the color! Thank you for helping us with your selections. Looks awesome!.”
“No need for a deposit. I paid for the project after it was completed. He trusted us 100%. A sincere thank you.”