Above All Roofing Rhode Island

Roof Repair Rhode Island

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is removing my old roof required?

A: Not always, but it is usually recommended. Primarily, it aids in assessing the condition of the roof deck or substructure. It is not uncommon for us to find unknown dry rot, wet decking, or pests at the time of tear off. With the roof removed, these problems can be addressed right away before any further damage occurs. Furthermore, removal of the old roof allows for the proper underlayments to be installed insuring long roof life.
Note: Local building codes often limit the numbers of roofing layers allowed (usually 2).

Q: Can I have my roof done in the winter or during bad weather?

A: Above All Roofing does roofing year round. It usually only takes 3-6 hours to actually tear off the existing roof and apply water tight underlayment. The new roof itself can often be installed in less than perfect weather.

Q: Are your estimates/ inspections free and how long are estimates valid?

A: Estimates/inspections are free and are valid for 30 days. Past 30 days it is best to call us and ask if a re-estimate is needed. Often an estimate will be good beyond 30 days but this depends on material costs.

Q: My roof is pretty flat, what are my options?

A: We consider a “flat” roof to be a pitch of 3/12 or less. There are methods available to apply standard roofing to lower pitches. Special waterproofing underlayments may be applied or may be roll roofing or IEDPM rubber membrane would suit your needs. At some point it is best to go with a roofing system designed for completely flat surfaces. After assessing your situation we would be more than happy to advise you on the best options.

Q: I have always had a moss problem. What can I do to treat or solve this problem?

A: Moss is an all too common problem in this area. To remove existing moss you have a couple of options: Sweeping the moss off directly or using a “moss killing agent.” The latter method usually involves sprinkling a powder over the problem areas which dries out the moss. It is best to stay on top of this problem with annual cleanings. To aid in keeping the moss from returning, a strip of zinc metal can be applied to the ridgelines of the roof. This type of product is rain activated and can be applied to existing roofs, as well as part of a re-roof.
Note: AAR installs several composition shingle lines that are made with “Algae inhibitors” impregnated into the material to retard the growth of moss for up to 15 years.

Q: What sort of warranty do you carry?

A: Warranties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Many have non-prorated, full replacement policy for a period of time, followed by a prorated period. AAR’s relationship with several manufacturers extends standard warranties, lengthening protection periods, in some cases up to 50 years, non-prorated.

Q: I plan on getting my roof done and my home sided/painted. Should I have one done first?

A: Regarding construction jobs, you want to start at the top and work your way down. This prevents new materials from being damaged during roof removal.

Q: What is the difference between a fiberglass laminate and 3-tab shingles?

A: A laminate is composed of two shingle strips glues together in a way that creates a random appearance. They are rated to last a lifetime. The weight per square is a one layer, flat shingle. It has vertical keyways (slots) across it to create its pattern.

Q: I am planning to have my home re-roofed soon but am concerned about my landscaping being damaged. What assurances do you have for these concerns?

A: Above All Roofing uses several techniques regularly to avoid landscape damage. A brief inspection of your property helps develop a plan to prevent any and all damage to landscaping.

Q: My roof seems to be leaking and it is not raining. Why?

A: Condensation is most likely your problem. Vaulted ceilings are prone to this problem and may need to be vented, if possible, at the ridge and eaves. A moist crawl space can produce 20 gallons of water vapor per 1000 square feet and should be covered with 6 mil visqueen. Also, plants, bath vans, and other humidity all contribute to condensation problems. Another possibility could be plumbing leaks from toilets or sinks and the piping that connects to them.

Q: How long does an average roofing job take?

A: Once we have started work on your home that work is not interrupted until it is completed- weather permitting. In general, most re-roofs take 1-2 days. When your job is scheduled, it is the only job for that crew until completion.

Q: What does your price include?

A: Everything from A-Z. The weather stopper roofing system, all labor, materials, permit, dumpster, dump fees, clean up, and also AAR’s experience, workmanship, and warranty.