Residential Roofing:

If you have a single-story home, you can use a ladder to check the roofline for dents or marks. We do not advise going onto the roof. If you see anything, call a professional roofing contractor for a comprehensive free inspection.

If you have a multi-story home, call Hastings Roofing Company and schedule an inspection for your roof. Professional roofing contractors will have the equipment to safely check your residential roofing for hail damage.

The average lifetime of residential roofing depends on the roofing material used:

• Asphalt Shingles: 12-20 years
• Metal Roofing: 40-70 years
• Clay, Concrete, or Slate Tiles: 50-100 years

Usually, severe weather damages a roof before the material naturally deteriorates. Most home insurance policies do not offer full coverage policies on roofs older than 15 years.

Professionals can fully install most residential roofing (3,000 square feet or less) in 1 or 2 days. A larger house or a property with multiple buildings could take up to 5 days for residential roofing installation.

Bad weather could also cause project delays.

A roof leak may not necessarily mean you need a full roof replacement. Depending on the size and severity of the leak, simple residential roofing repair may suffice.

If you find a leak, first start by using a bucket or similar item to collect water and prevent water damage. Then, call Hastings Roofing Company for a free inspection and estimate.

Our team at Hastings Roofing can replace a roof in the winter. However, if there is bad weather like heavy rain or snow on the day or your scheduled replacement, the team may reschedule for the safety of the roofers.

Most home insurance policies will cover the full cost of a residential roofing replacement if an act of nature damages the roof. Check your insurance declaration page for your coverage and information on a potential deductible if you are unsure what counts for coverage.

If you think your home may have storm damage, contact Hastings Roofing Company for a free estimate to evaluate if you qualify for a residential roofing replacement.

Commercial Roofing:

Deciding what commercial roofing material is best for your building can be difficult. It is best to contact a local expert to inspect the building and provide tailored advice on what material is best suited.

The size and shape of the roof and your type of business will affect this decision.

No, there are various materials on the market for commercial buildings.

The most common materials used for commercial roofing are

• Metal
• Roofing Membrane (which comes in a variety of types and brands)
• Spray-On Silicone

The best way to know if your roof needs replacement or repair is to call Hastings Roofing Company and get an inspection. It is recommended to get your roof inspected at least once a year to ensure your roof is in good condition. Damage can quickly worsen if unresolved.

The best type of commercial roofing for your business depends on the needs of your building. The size and shape are the most important factors in this decision.

Contact a professional roofer for tailored insight on what roof type will work best for you.

Experience is the most important quality of a commercial roofing contractor. Be sure to ask your contractor what projects they have worked on in your area and if they can handle your project size.

Keeping a commercial roof well maintained is essential to preserve longevity and prevent costly repairs.

Most importantly, keep the roof clean and clear of debris. Maintaining good airflow from roof ventilation and proper water drainage is also critical to the roof’s longevity.

There are three main types of roofing warranties:

1. The standard manufacturer’s warranty covers the materials.
2. A workmanship warranty from your contractor that covers the installation.
3. An extended manufacturer’s warranty that covers both.
Full coverage warranties are recommended for large-scale commercial projects.

Metal Roofing:

The initial cost can be double for a metal roof versus an asphalt shingle roof, but metal can last 2 to 3 times as long as asphalt shingles. When considering the cost of 2-3 shingle roof replacements versus one metal roof installation, the initial investment has great value.

Metal roofs are louder than other roofing materials when it rains. If this is a concern, ask your roofing contractor about how they can dampen the noise from rain. The sound can’t be completely eliminated, but dampening can greatly reduce any noisy sounds from above.

The shine of metal roofing reflects the sun and heat away from a building, reducing energy use and cost. Metal roofing is one of the most energy-efficient materials available. High-quality metal roofing can greatly reduce your monthly energy bill.

The most common metal used for roofing is galvanized steel, which is resistant to rusting. In the harshest environment, a steel roof will take 40-50 years to rust. However, most galvanized steel roofs will never experience rusting.

Metal roofs made from tin, aluminum, or copper are more prone to rusting and other environmental changes.

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