Christian Brothers Roofing Q&A


Q: Can I Repair the Roof Myself?

A: While some small jobs can be tackled by DIY homeowners, major work, like a roof replacement is a pretty complex process that requires training and thus should be left to the professionals. Professional roofing contractors goes to through training and certification by the manufacturer of the materials in order to obtain extended manufacturer warranty. The manufacturer won’t offer (or void) the warranty if the roof is repaired by a person he is not trained by the manufacturer. Not to mention, roofs are dangerous! Our technicians are extensively trained in safety as well as the technical aspects.

Q: My ceiling looks like its bowing and I think I see a water stain…What do I do?

A: Safely place a ladder under the spot in question. Take a pen, pencil, chopstick, knitting needle (Are those still a thing?) and firmly press thru the center of the stained area. This not only lets you know that yes you do indeed have a leak but also marks the spot to place a bucket under. Give us a call and schedule your Leak Repair or Estimate for a large repair.

Q: How Can I Choose the Right Roofing Contractor?

A: Be sure to get a detailed quote from your roofer, and make sure it shows everything that was discussed on it. You should also ask for referrals and speak to some former customers. Make sure that the roofer cleaned up after themselves, finished the job when they said they would, addressed any issues in a timely way, and kept to the contract.

**We make it a priority to ensure our customers satisfaction. We are happy to provide references and photos of jobs we have completed in your area.

Q: How long will my installation take?

A:  Typically a roofing job can be done in 1-2 days. Although many factors can determine how long your installation will take; ie. Size, pitch, degree of damage and the weather.  

Q: How much will a new roof cost me?

A: Costs vary greatly depending on the pitch of your roof, the type of shingles you have, what condition the roof is in, and how many layers of shingles you have. The best way to find out the cost is to have a free quote done.

Q: What Is a Roofing Underlayment?

A: A roofing underlayment is also known as felt paper, and is installed beneath your shingles, over the wood of your roof. It helps protect your roof from wind driven rain that can get beneath your shingles and potentially damage your home.

Q: What is drip edge and why do I need it?

A: Drip edge is a non-staining and non-corroding material applied on a roof’s edge to give water the ability to filter out of the ROOF SYSTEM. In other words, it is the metal flashing located at the edge of a roof. A drip edge is installed with an intended tilt, which is specifically meant to direct water away from a roof while assuring the foundation of your roof is not exhausted prematurely by holes or fissures.

Drip edges not only act to preserve the appearance of your roof, but they help shield your property from potential damages:

  • Deters insects and other small pests from accessing the space between the fascia board and a deck at the bottom of the roof, which could otherwise give pests the opportunity to enter a home or attic.
  • Protects the shingles from potential water damage, which otherwise may cause the roof, deck, and fascia board to erode over time.
  • Pushes water away from the fascia and reduces the risk of it eroding over time.
  • Helps the gutters to move water away from the house and its base.
  • Shields exposed regions from insect and pest infestation.
  • Safeguards the edge of a deck from water during rainstorms.
  • Guards the underlying roofline against damage in the winter months such as ice and snow damage, which could result in rotting.
  • Safeguards the roof from strong gusts of wind and wind-blown rain.
  • Shields the fundamental wood and promotes the performance of water-shedding.
  • Shields against the occurrence of shifts between a deck and the fascia boards.
  • Lengthens the life and the effectiveness of the roofing materials and the roof overall.

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Roswell, GA 30075

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