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Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Review our frequently asked roofing questions and answers below. If you don’t find the answer to your question, or if you would like to discuss something further, please contact us.


How can I know if my roof has a problem?

Some factors that might indicate that your roof has problems include missing, curling, or cracked shingles; paint that is peeling or blistering; water stains on interior walls or ceilings; and leakage in the attic.

The best way to know if your roof has a potential issue is to have it regularly inspected by an expert. Learn about the Dale’s Roofing yearly maintenance program and its benefits.


I have a leaky roof. Will it need to be totally replaced?

A leaky roof doesn’t necessarily mean your roof will need to be replaced. The cause could be a damaged section of roof. Schedule a free roofing estimate and an expert will evaluate your roof and let you know if it needs replaced or repaired.


Can’t I just do roofing work myself?

It is not recommended that homeowners do roofing work themselves. Without proper training, homeowners could do harm to the roof by using incorrect techniques and could seriously injure themselves. With roofing issues, it is always best to seek the help of an expert.


How long should I expect my home’s roof to last?

There are several factors that determine the expected lifespan of your home’s roof, including local weather and environment, the type of roof, and maintenance done on the roof. According to The American Society of Home Inspectors, wood shingles last approximately 10-40 years; asphalt shingles, 15-20 years; clay or concrete tiles, 20+ years, slate, 30-100 years; and metal roofing, 15-40 years. Ask a roofing professional what type of roofing is best for your home, and take the time to understand what is included in a roofing company’s warranty.