Asked Questions

Determining if you need a total roof replacement or just a simple repair can be overwhelming!

These are the most commonly asked Questions and Answers that can help you.

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Questions and Answers

  • Typically, you need to have your roof inspected by a qualified roofer. Visual clues include missing shingles, granule loss, or a leak inside your home.

  • The questions to research include: do their installers have the highest recognized achievement rating from the shingle manufacturer, for example, a CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator or Wizard; are they licensed in your municipality if required;  are they local; do they have proper insurance; how are their reviews; and are they accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

  • A good roof is a 25 year, 3 tab shingle. A better roof is a 30 year, laminated shingle. The best roof is a 50 year IR (impact resistant) or Designer shingle.

  • Not necessarily. Most leaks come from around vents, valleys, or around a chimney. A roof inspection should be able to determine if a repair or replacement is needed. APEX Roofing does free inspections.

  • Depending on the type of shingle and proper attic ventilation, a roof can last between 15-30 years.

  • Factors involved in roof replacement time include the size of the roof, number of stories, steepness/slope, complicated roof angles, and size of the crew. Typically, it takes between 1-3 days.

  • The cost of a roof varies depending on the size and quality of the shingle chosen.

  • Most municipalities require a building permit. Once contracted, your roofing project manager will file for appropriate permits.

  • Each HOA is different. It is wise to check with your HOA BEFORE deciding on the type and color of your new roof.

  • Workmanship warranty is provided, and product warranties are automatic with proof of purchase and typically do not need to be registered.

  • Hailstone impacts can be subtle after the initial storm, but over time, heat and other types of storms (like high winds) can deteriorate your shingles.

  • APEX Roofing offers home improvement financing with approved credit through Wells Fargo who will walk you through their credit application process. Click here to go to our Wells Fargo financing page.

  • APEX Roofing warranties our workmanship for 10 years on laminated shingles and 5 years on 3 tab shingles. Click here for our Guarantee information page.