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Frequently Asked Questions about Roofing

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  • A contractor with a GAF Master Elite Certification.
  • A contractor that uses quality roofing materials.
  • A local contractor in San Antonio or local Texas city
  • A contractor that obeys the laws.
  • A contractor with great online reviews and an excellent reputation.
  • A contractor who can offer you a labor warranty from an established shingle manufacturer


The GAF Golden Pledge warranty gives you a TRUE lifetime, non-prorated coverage on the roofing system plus a workmanship warranty of 25 years. That’s 15 years longer than the average 10-year workmanship warranty.

The typical workmanship warranty is owned by the company that put the roof on. Therefore, if the rofing company goes out of business, the warranty is no longer in effect. This is why it’s so important!

GAF backs workmanship regardless of who put the roof on

Roofing Questions

Most traditional asphalt shingle roofs are designed to last 15 – 20 years, but materials like metal roofing can lengthen the lifespan to three times that. Slate, Tile, and Copper roofs can last upwards of 50 years. The lifespan of a roof depends on many factors including:

  • Roofing Material
  • Shingle Thickness
  • Local Weather & Climate
  • Workmanship / Installation
  • Asphalt
  • Ceramic tile
  • Slate
  • Metal
  • Shake

The average roof replacement takes 1-5 days to complete. That’s assuming no complications arise.

A roof inspection is a comprehensive analysis of the health of your roof. It gives roofing professionals the chance to identify any deterioration in your roof and make repairs as needed.

The main causes of roof deterioration are severe weather, temperature and algae growth. Dark colored roofs also tend to wear out quicker than light colored roofs.

Both the age and condition of your roof can impact how it is affected by hail, but a good rule of thumb is any hail larger than a marble can cause damage to your roofing.

Water leaking in from your roof can travel a long distance before becoming apparent in your attic or ceiling. That’s why it’s usually best to trust a professional to find the source of the leaky roof quickly and determine the best solution.

Although it is possible to layer shingles on top of one another, it is usually beneficial to strip the entire roof of all shingles to avoid keeping any curling or deteriorating shingles on the roof.

Underlayment is a felt paper installed on the wood of your roof beneath the shingles. It protects your roof from any extra moisture that makes its way past the shingles during severe weather.

There are several factors that go into making a decision about what type of roof to install. Different roof materials, their lifespans and their costs are all things that should be taken into account before the final decision is made.

The color of your roof should be a secondary consideration after material and cost. You can usually choose a color that compliments the materials and colors of your home.

Not at all. In fact, Roof Fix uses an eco-friendly, chemical free solution to remove stains and algae growth from your shingles. The myth that roof cleaning dries out your shingles is also completely false.

Metal roofs can be completely recycled, even at the end of their lifespans. Asphalt roof removal just adds to the billions of pounds of waste each year.

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