Roofing FAQ in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Roof Solutions is proud to provide the highest quality commercial roofing and residential roofing services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our exceptional customer service and commitment to excellence set us apart from other roofing companies. We’re your local roofing experts, and our expertise is backed by over 20 years of industry experience. We’re here to answer your roofing questions so you can choose the best roof for youand your property. Check out common roofing FAQ below, then call us to schedule your at-home consultation.

How long does a roof last?

How long a roof lasts depends on the type of roofing material you use:

  • Composition and asphalt roofs last 20 years
  • Fiber cement shingles last 25 years
  • Wood shake lasts approximately 30 years
  • Tile, slate, and copper roofs can last longer than 50 years

The type of roof that will work with your home depends on your needs, your aesthetic style, and your budget. The Roof Solutions team will help you find the perfect roof for your property.

How do I pick the right contractor?

We recommend getting quotes from at least three contractors so you can consider your options and make an informed decision. It’s a good idea to ask contractors to itemize and break down the prices of services and materials. That way you can get an understanding of the whole picture and know exactly what you’re being charged for and what to expect.

If a contractor is offering too good of a deal, it likely is! The contractor may be uninsured, perform unreliable work, or add on surprise costs down the road. You should always ask contractors to show proof of being licensed, bonded, and insured. Here at Roof Solutions, we’re licensed, bonded, and insured, and all our employees are manufacturer certified for your peace of mind.

How much will my roof cost?

How much your roof will cost depends on the roofing contractor you hire, the quality and type of materials used, your home’s roof style and location, and more. If you’re looking to calculate your annual roof cost, divide the total cost of materials and labor by the roof’s life expectancy in years. We at Roof Solutions can help you figure out what material is right for your home’s roof, and we’ll always provide you with an upfront estimate.

Do all roofing companies offer warranties?

There are two types of warranties: a manufacturer’s warranty and a contractor workmanship warranty. Not all roofing companies offer warranties. Before you settle on a contractor, ask if a warranty covers your contractor’s work and/or materials and how long the warranty lasts. Plus, be sure to obtain certification for the warranty once the work is completed. Here at Roof Solutions, we offer a lifetime labor guarantee for new and replacement roofs as well as a one-year guarantee on our repair and maintenance work.

How do I clean my roof?

If you want to clear ice off your asphalt shingles, we suggest using magnesium chloride or calcium pellets to melt ice rather than harsh chemical melting compounds to reduce staining. If you’re trying to clear off algae or moss, don’t turn to your power washer and avoid undiluted bleach. Instead, use a sponge or a gentle handheld sprayer to apply a mild detergent or chlorine bleach diluted with water. Rinse the solution off with water when you’re done.

Why shouldn’t I just install or repair my roof myself?

Attempting to fix or install a roof yourself can be dangerous because you have to climb onto high, potentially unstable surfaces. If you’re not a skilled roofer, you can overlook problem spots or slip and fall. Plus, you may not know what type of roofing materials will work best for your home and how to install them properly. You can ensure your safety and a thorough, honest job when you turn to a reputable roofing company like Roof Solutions. We know exactly how to fix or install a new roof and always promise a job that meets or exceeds your expectations from start to finish.

Schedule your at-home consultation

Protect the time, money, safety, and curb appeal of your property when you turn to Roof Solutions to handle all your roofing needs. We take care of everything from roof leak repair to flat roof maintenance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your property at a time that is convenient for you. In addition to honest pricing, we’ll bring roofing samples so you can see for yourself what will work for your home. And because we service Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, you know reliable roofing technicians are never far away. We look forward to serving you!



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