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Frequently Asked Questions

Roofing projects, especially those involving large commercial building, are incredibly complex, and many people in need of roofing installation, repairs, or replacement have a number of questions about their options. As such, the experienced Texas commercial and residential roofers at Black Slate Roofing, LLC, have created the following collection of frequently asked questions, along with helpful answers, in order to help our customers know more about their options.

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Is it better to replace a roof or simply add another layer?

Generally speaking, the best option when choosing to have a new roof installed is to replace the existing roof and felt before adding the new roof. However, it is not always necessary to go this route, as in some cases it may be simpler to add the new roof on top of the old without facing any likelihood of adverse consequences. A qualified roofing professional can help you to determine what the best option for your unique situation may be and can make sure that the job is done right.

How do I know if it’s time for my roof to be replaced?

There are a number of different things that might indicate that it is time for the roof on your property to be replaced. One of the most basic indications is the shape your roof’s shingles are in – if they’re starting to crack or curl, it is likely time for you to seek roof replacement. There are also visual cues you can take from flashings, vents, and chimneys to help determine whether or not you should think about roof replacement. Furthermore, you can always pursue professional inspection from a qualified roofer.

How long will my roof repair or replacement take?

There are a wide range of factors that can go into determining how long it may take to successfully complete any type of roofing project, including the project’s scale and difficulty as well as issues such as inclement weather. While precisely projecting all of these factors can be difficult, our dedicated team of roofing professionals will always give clients a rough estimate of how long their roof repair or replacement is likely to take. We emphasize client satisfaction, and we want you to feel comfortable knowing everything you need to about your roof repair or replacement.

Are you equipped to manage large commercial projects?

At Black Slate Roofing, LLC, we take particular pride in our ability to meet the needs of any client. That means that we make a concerted effort to ensure that we are able to handle the largest, most complex commercial projects out there. Not all roofing companies have the resources or the capacity to take on these types of challenging projects, but we believe that only by having this capability are we able to effectively manage all of our clients’ needs.

What should I do if my roof is leaking?

Roof leaks can be a serious problem. If not managed quickly, they can easily spread and cause damage not only to your roof, but to your entire property. That’s why it is essential that property owners who recognize a leak in their roof act as quickly as possible to deal with it. In particular, property owners who notice a leak in their roof should immediately contact an emergency roofing service to have a professional roofer come out to examine the problem and perform whatever steps are necessary in order to ensure that the problem is fixed.