Frequently Asked Questions
Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any additional questions you may have. We’d love to hear from you!
There’s a stain on my ceiling. Does that mean I need a new roof?
It depends on how old your roof is and what condition it’s in. If your roof was replaced in the last 20 years, there’s a good chance that all that will be required is a roof repair. However, if it’s been longer than 20 years since the roof has been replaced, then you’ll likely need a roof replacement. A general rule of thumb with roofs is: If your roof is three quarters of the way through its expected life or more, it will need a replacement in the near future.
Does wet insulation need to be replaced?
No. Since insulation does not absorb or retain water, once a leak has been repaired the insulation will dry quickly.
Do I have to worry about mold from my leaking roof?
If the leak was stopped quickly, mold growth in your attic shouldn’t be a problem. Mold requires a continuously damp environment to grow & thrive. Once the leak has been repaired, the conditions no longer exist for mold to survive.
Is it important to keep my roof clean from mold discolorations?
No. The mold buildups you’re noticing are simply a product of our environment. You will cause irreversible damage to your shingles if you pressure wash them. If a clean roof appearance is required by your Homeowners Association, a discussion with the directors should result in a variance being granted for your roof.