Austin Residential Roofing FAQs
At Kidd Roofing, we want to do all we can to help our fellow Austinites learn everything they need to know about residential roofing. That’s why we’ve included answers, below, to the questions we get most frequently from homeowners and new home builders. If you have any additional questions or would like a quote on your project, please contact us at (512) 671-7791 or through our quick online contact form. We’d be happy to help.
How Much Would It Cost to Get My Home’s Roof Repaired or Replaced?
How much your roof repair or replacement will cost will depend heavily on the size and scale of your project, as well as the types of materials you choose. If your roof is still under warranty, then the repairs might not cost you anything, and if the roof only needs minor repairs, then the cost will be lower. However, if you have a complicated repair issue or if you want to replace your roof using more expensive roofing material, then it will cost more.
For the most accurate idea of what your project will cost, call a roofing professional. They can evaluate your roofing needs, help you determine whether to repair or replace your roof and provide an estimate that’s customized to your personal circumstances.
How Do I Know If I Need a New Roof or If Repairs Will be Enough?
Sometimes a newer roof suffers minor damages in a small area that a roofing professional can repair easily and inexpensively. However, after time, continuous roof repairs start to add up to the point where it makes more sense to replace the whole thing. If your roof is getting older and you’re having to repair it more often, then it’s worth considering a full roof replacement.
Even if the roof isn’t that old, you might want to replace it if you notice significant deterioration, you’ve experienced a major event like a tree falling on the house, or if you’d like to update the look of your home.
Can I Repair My Own Roof?
If you are not a roofing expert, whether you can repair your own roof will depend on the size and complexity of your roofing issue. If you have a smaller issue like a missing piece of flashing, then this is something you might feel comfortable handling on your own. However, any roofing work is dangerous for people without the proper experience, tools, or safety gear, plus what might seem like a small roofing issue might actually be a sign of a larger problem.
For example, when a roof is leaking, it’s often difficult for most homeowners to identify the source of the leak. With these types of issues, water might come in at one point of the roof and travel along structural support beams before it drops out through the ceiling in a room that’s far from the actual source of the leak.
A do-it-yourselfer might repair an area that they think is the source of the issue, just to discover later that the leak is actually in another part of the roof. In the meantime, the leak can continue to damage not only the roof but also the home’s structure as well. The best way to get the repairs you need and prevent further damage is to consult a roofing professional.
How Long Should My Roof Last?
How long a roof lasts depends on the type of materials that it’s made of, as well as local conditions and other events. If your roof is made of metal or has slate tiles, it might last up to 30 years or more, whereas asphalt or composite tiles might last as little as 15 or 20 years.
No matter the type of roofing material you use, local weather conditions might also seriously impact the longevity of your roof. For example, the heavy winds and hail storms in Austin can quickly damage a roof – even one that’s brand new. Other conditions, such as animals and insects, can also inflict damage on all types of roofs.
Why Is Kidd Roofing the Best Choice for My Residential Roof Project?
At Kidd Roofing, we have what it takes to handle all your roofing needs. We’ve been serving Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas, and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years.
In that time, we’ve earned numerous awards for our excellent roofing skills and exceptional customer service. RSI Magazine ranks us as one of the Top 100 Contractors in the country, plus we have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’re also certified as a green company and as a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor.
With Kidd Roofing, you can trust that you’re getting the top-quality service you deserve. We are fully insured, plus we always use skilled crews for all of our roofing jobs – never temporary or inexperienced workers. In addition, our knowledgeable roofing professionals can also help with your insurance claim or financing options.
To get help with your next residential roofing project, contact Kidd Roofing today. Call us at (512) 671-7791, or you can reach us online.