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Pechacek General Contracting gets questions every day about different types of roofing, repairs, and installations. Below is a list of our more frequently asked questions for you to get the information you want. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Then please contact us by phone or email at your convenience. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

What are the signs of roof replacement?
Leaks, missing or torn shingles, loose flashings, excessive shingle granules in gutters, and ceiling spots can signal roof problems. Age is another indicator. If your roof is 20 years old, it could be at the end of its lifespan.
My roof is leaking. Do I need to have it completely replaced?
Not necessarily. Our crews can often make repairs to extend the life of a roof that is otherwise in good condition. However, if a roof is demonstrating many symptoms of age and wear, replacement may be the best option.
How do I decide which roofing material to use?
Choosing which type of roof is right for your home depends upon numerous factors, including your budget, taste, and needs. Before making your choice, consider the life-cycle cost of your roofing material.

Some materials are initially more expensive but require less maintenance and have a longer life expectancy than others. An asphalt shingle roof might last 20 years, but a metal roof can last over 50 and might be more cost-effective in the long run.
How do I know if I have hail damage to my roof?
You may be able to see severe hail strikes from the ground, but most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. If you have experienced hail in your area, call Pechacek General Contracting to schedule a professional inspection.
What is an ice dam?
Ice dams are formed by the thawing and freezing of melted snow at the eaves. Ice dams can force water up and under shingles, causing leaks. In areas where winter temperatures frequently drop below freezing, ice dams can cause serious and expensive damage to a roof and to the structure of a home.
How long do asphalt shingles last?
Shingles come in different grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 to more than 40 years.
What is the lifespan of a metal roof?
New alloys and coatings make metal roofing panels more durable with extended life cycles that exceed those of shingles or shakes. Today’s metal roofs can be expected to last at least 50 years.
How long will it take to replace my roof?
Most residential roofing jobs can be completed in a single day. If a roof takes more than one day, we clean and secure the site at the end of each day and take care to protect any vulnerable areas from the weather.
Will you clean up after my roofing project?
Yes. At the end of the job, we conduct a thorough cleanup and walk-through. You approve final cleaning upon completion, and we won’t leave until you are happy!