The Bay Area’s Resource for the Most Common Roofing Questions

As the top roofing contractor in the greater Bay Area, we’re constantly talking to homeowners and answering questions about roofing. At Moran Roofing, we aim to not offer the top roofing services in the area but also to educate and inform.

Read on to get the answers to your top roofing questions.

Roof Replacement and Roof Installation FAQ

When Is It Time to Replace My Roof?

It’s always better to be productive and look for signs that a roof needs to be replaced before it’s too late and something happens. Getting ahead of the game will minimize the costs and risks associated with an aging or damaged roof.

There are several key factors to consider:

  • Water damage upstairs or in the attic: look for brown, yellow, or grey stains on the walls.
  • Your roof’s lifespan. Every roofing material has an estimated lifespan.
  • Trapped moisture is causing sagging roof lines.
  • An excess of moss, mold, or fungi growing on your roof.
  • Curling or buckling or missing shingles.

Some signs aren’t as easy to see as others, so it’s critical that you have a roofing inspection every year or two to determine the status and life of your roof.

How Long Does a Roof Last?

There are a variety of factors that impact how long a roof lasts. Weather, materials, workmanship, maintenance, and more can determine the life of your roof. As a rule of thumb, asphalt shingles typically last between 10 and 20 years, metal roofs between 30 to 50 years, and clay tiles around 40 years.

How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

There are a few factors that determine the cost of a new roof: the size of the roof, the extent of underlayment repairs needed, roof pitch, style/style of roof, and more. On average, a Bay Area shingle roof for a 1,500 sq ft home starts at around $12,000. A similar house with a metal roof has an average cost of $21,400, and a clay-tile roof would begin at about $30,000.

Some homeowners prefer to use high-end or decorative materials, raising prices. The best way to get an accurate price for your specific roof is to call Moran Roofing for a free estimate. We tell you exactly what to expect to answer your questions about how much is a new roof and the work involved.

Can I Repair My Roof, or Do I Need a New Roof?

Some damage to a roof can be repaired, and you may not need an entirely new roof installation. For example, a few shingles that fly off during a storm could involve a straightforward repair. Of course, your roof is more than just a layer of shingles. A complete roof replacement may be the best option to protect your house if the damage is severe or extensive.

At Moran Roofing, we only recommend the work that is needed. Call for a free estimate and learn about your options to repair or replace your roof.

Will My Insurance Cover a New Roof?

A typical all-perils homeowners’ insurance policy will cover the cost of replacing your roof under certain conditions. You are usually only covered if an act of nature or an accident causes damage. Most policies do not cover repairs/replacements for roofs that deteriorate due to aging, and shingle roofs that are over 20 years old have limited coverage.

Is a New Roof a Good Investment?

A quality roof provides several benefits, such as lower energy bills and increased curb appeal. In fact, houses with a new roof typically increase the sale price by at least $12,000.

Where Can I Learn More?

At Moran Roofing, we believe in providing total customer satisfaction by using the best materials and unparalleled workmanship. We would love to talk to you about your roofing project or answer your questions. Give us a call to schedule a free estimate today.