Understand the Roofing Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about our Roofing Process
How do I know I need a new roof?
You can usually look for cracks, peeling and any spots where the roof is leaking. If in doubt call a roofer for an inspection.
How long does the whole roofing process take to complete?
Golden Group Roofing Teams complete 99% of roofing jobs within 1-2 days. Learn more about our roofing process here >
How does the roofing team protect my home from debris and construction damage?
At Golden Group, protecting your home is our top priority. We cover your home with black heavy-duty tarps that each hold up to 2 tons of weight. The tarps are strong and protect siding, windows and exterior, protecting your exterior from a single scratch.
We protect your trees and flower beds by placing plywood over them. We use heavy duty nail magnets to ensure all nails are picked up and your children and pets can play safely on the lawn after we are gone.
What are my payment options for roof repairs?
We accept checks, credit cards, and we also offer financing with low monthly payment options. Learn more about 0% interest financing options now >
Where can I find reviews and customer testimonials of Golden Group's roof repair work?
You can find customer testimonials and five-star reviews on all the most popular review sites, including:
- Angie’s List
- Home Advisors
Like what you see? Invite us over for a free on-site estimate today >
How long does the entire process to replace my roof take?
Once receiving down payment and contract, most roofs are scheduled and completed within 2-4 weeks, weather permitting. We file permits with your local building department right away, and order all materials and dumpster to be dropped the day before or on the day of installation. Learn more about our roofing process >
What are the options to replace my roof?
You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of the old roof, or a re-cover over the existing roof, involving only the installation of a new membrane and surfacing. State Law only permits 2 layers of roofing material on a home. Request a free, no-obligation on-site estimate now >
Why does a roof need ventilation?
Roof ventilation helps remove the heat that builds up during the summer months and helps reduce moisture buildup under your roof. This helps your roof and shingles last longer by preventing the rooting of the wood and curling or distortion of your shingles. Calculate the amount of ventilation your roof needs >
How can I tell when my roof has issues?
All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections can often uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, and other visible signs of roof problems.
Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas. At Golden Group, we offer Roof Tune Up packages year-round to ensure that you get your roof checked and ready for the winter months.
My roof is leaking. Do I need a complete roof replacement?
Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building.
Click here to schedule one of our professional roofers to come by your property and inspect your roof to determine whether a service or complete re-roof is needed.
How long does a roof last? What is a roof's lifespan?
The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance which the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt shingles generally last 30-50 years.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations they assume if their products fail to reach their expected lifetimes.
At Golden a Group, we will help you get the best manufacturer warranty by registering your roof directly with manufacturer after completion and providing a registered manufacturer 25 year Craftsmanship Labor Warranty. Learn more about roof warranties from Golden Group roofing >
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
You should clean gutters at least twice a year. If you have many trees in the area of your home, clean gutters 3 to 4 times a year. Learn more about how to keep your roof and gutters healthy and long-lasting on our blog >
Should I worry about ice dams?
Ice dams occur when snow or ice on the roof melts and flows to the bottom of the roof. The melting refreezes and then causes water build-up. This water often finds a way into your home underneath shingles and through cracks.
Ice dams lead to extensive water damage. You should be alert to ice dams if you have a roof with a very low pitch in a colder climate or have an older poorly insulated home. If you think you have a problem, consult Golden Group Roofing today >