Frequently Asked Questions
At Diversified Roofing Co., we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all of the Lancaster homeowners we work with. With that in mind, here are a few of the questions our customers ask us most frequently.
How Long Does a Roof Last? How Do I Know if I Need a New Roof?
Depending on the type of roofing material, a roof systems can last anywhere from 18 to 100 years.
Most homes in the US use asphalt shingles, and those have the lowest estimated lifespan of all roofing materials. If your asphalt roofing is more than 15 years old, it could be very close to time to replace it. And because roofing damage can easily lead to damage in other parts of your Lancaster home, replacing the roof early is much better than being too late.
The best thing you can do if you’re unsure about the quality of your roofing is to have an inspection performed. During an inspection, our professionals roofing contractors will find any potential problems your roofing may have, and we can let you know what the probable lifespan of your roofing is.
How Much Does a New Roof Cost
All roofs are different, so it is impossible to accurately assess the cost of a new roof without seeing its specifications. Variables that affect the price include:
A larger roof will require more labor and more materials, which will both increase the price.
Different roofing materials vary widely in price. Some roofing materials that cost more upfront, however, can have significantly less expensive repair and maintenance cost than cheaper materials.
The Roof’s Pitch
The “pitch” of your roof—or the angle at which it slopes—will determine in part which materials you can use. A roof with a lower pitch (less of a slope) will need more assistance with shedding water, and materials may cost more money.
Disposing of your older roofing materials properly and protecting your property during the process can have a significant effect on the price of a roofing replacement.
Can New Roofs Be Installed in the Winter?
With properly trained crews, installing a roof during the winter months will not be a problem. Extreme temperatures and inclement weather, however, will cause delays in production regardless of the time of year.
Are Your Workers Trained?
At Diversified Roofing Co., we pride ourselves in the consistency and quality of the work that we provide to homeowners in Lancaster and Chester County. All of our contractors are professionally trained, and they continuously train throughout the year. We are one of the few companies classified as a “Select Shingle Roofer,” which puts us in the top 1% of all roofers in North America.
Are You Insured?
Diversified Roofing Co. is covered with $2,000,000 of liability insurance. We also have complete coverage for Workers Compensation insurance.
Should I Invest in a New Roof if I am Selling my Home?
If you know that your Lancaster home’s roofing needs to be replaced, the potential buyers and their home inspectors will also come to that conclusion, and your home’s resale value will suffer. If you’re planning on selling your home, we recommend that you have your roofing inspected to take care of any problems before potential buyers find them on their own.
What if I Have a Leak Now?
This is actually a very common occurrence. Call our professional roofing contractors as soon as possible to have your Lancaster home’s roofing repaired. Roofing problems can quickly get out of hand, and they can cause damage to several more parts of your home very easily.