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Roofing FAQs for Homeowners in Redmond, WA, and Surrounding Areas

Your roof plays an important part in keeping the rest of your home protected against the elements. When it no longer works properly, your house is vulnerable to serious damage the next time it storms.

Whether your roof repairs or a full replacement, you probably have questions leading up to your project. Below, we’ve pulled together our top roofing FAQ’s to tell you what you need to know. 

If you have more questions, want to learn more about roofing terms,  or you’d like to talk to us about your upcoming roofing project, we encourage you to reach out by calling 425-881-9771 or contacting us online

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Top Roofing FAQs

How Do I Maintain My Roof?

Proper care and maintenance can go a long way in prolonging your roof’s lifespan. Here are a few maintenance tips you can do to help keep your roof in good shape: 

  • Check for missing or cracked shingles by visually inspecting your roof or calling in a professional roofing contractor
  • Check for leaks in your attic and ceiling
  • Carefully remove snow from your roof with a snow rake
  • Trim tree branches that are hanging over your roof
  • Carefully remove algae and moss from your roof
  • Keep your gutters clean

How Do I Know if My Roof Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced?

The answer to this largely depends on the age of your roof. A damaged roof that’s more than 20 years old is likely nearing the end of its lifespan. So, if you opt for repairs now, you may have to end up replacing it soon anyway. For younger roofs that have only small areas of damage, repairs could be sufficient for your needs. Learn what type of roof lasts the longest.

How Much Does a New Roof Cost in Washington?

The cost of your roof depends on a number of different factors such as: 

  • The material you choose
  • The size and complexity of your home
  • The extent of the damage to your current roof
  • If decking needs to be replaced

We pride ourselves on being transparent about our pricing and would be happy to give you a free estimate so you can start budgeting for your project.

What’s the Difference Between a New Roof and a Re-Roof?

With a new roof replacement, our team will completely remove the old shingles from your roof, going down to the roof decking. We’ll then install new underlayment and install the new shingles. 

With a re-roof, new shingles are installed over your old shingles. This is a lower-cost option for repairing your roof, but the re-roofing may not last as long as a complete replacement. 

What Kind of Roof Is Best for Heavy Rain and Snow?

A metal roof is one of the best options for the snowy and rainy weather we get here in the Redmond, WA area. Since snow and ice can slide down a metal roof, you don’t have to worry about issues with standing water as you would with other roofing materials. 

Why Does My Roof Leak During Heavy Rain?

There are a few different reasons your roof might leak during a heavy rainstorm: 

  • Gaps around skylights can let water into your home
  • Rain can come in the angle flashing between your roof and chimney
  • Degraded roof shingles can allow water to come inside, pressure washing will separate shingles and force granule loss
  • Seams in a metal roof can expand and contract over time, eventually leading to leaks

At the first sign of a leak, contact our team to inspect your roof

Why Choose Larry Haight’s Residential Roofing?

We believe that customer satisfaction should always come first, and delivering on that has been our focus every day since opening our doors in 1985. When you choose our team, you can expect transparent communication and quality craftsmanship, so your remodeling experience is a great one from start to finish. 

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Whether you need to schedule a roof inspection, repair services, or a full replacement, our team is up for the task. To get started, please call 425-881-9771 or contact us online.

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