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Roofing FAQs

Depending on the material, the lifespan of a roof can span from 20-50 years or more. If your roof consists of asphalt shingles, then you should replace it every 20-30 years. Metal roofing can last over 50 years! Durability and lifespan are two very important features of a roof. They are dependent on the quality of materials used, proper installation, and proper and regular maintenance. 

Typical signs that indicate you need a new roof are missing or damaged shingles, leaks in the roof, an abundance of granule loss, and curling shingles. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time for you to replace your roof. Reach out to professionals to receive an inspection. 

There are many factors that go into determining the cost of a new roof. These factors include the size of the roof, the materials used, labor costs, and more. Receiving an estimate from a contractor will help gauge roughly how much a roof installation will cost. 

When choosing a roofing contractor, the company you choose needs to be licensed, insured, and have a good reputation. To determine a company’s reputation, check for Google reviews. Experience, expertise, and products a company uses are other factors to consider. Reputable companies should be able to give free estimates for your potential new roof. 

The timeframe for the roof installation can vary depending on various factors, such as size and complexity of the project, weather conditions, and availability of both materials and labor. Roof installations typically last a few days to a couple of weeks. When speaking with the contractor, make sure to go over the approximate timeline for your project. 

We will inspect your home to determine the best methods, materials, warranties, and prices for your individual building.

We can install a roof year ‘round, with only minor adjustments due to severe weather conditions.

​Yes, but the preferred method is removal. Removal allows for inspection of the substrate, and the elimination of any wet, rough, and/or unstable existing materials.​

 Basic shingle types are:

  • 3-tab shingle – Least expensive shingle on the market
    Has a single layer minimum coverage. Good for customers primarily concerned with price.
  • Dimensional / Architectural Shingle (lifetime)
    Has a double layer minimum coverage. Higher quality shingle composed of two layers of material per shingle.
  • Designer
    Beautiful, stylish, and exceptionally durable, Designer lifetime shingles will make your home the envy of the neighborhood!

​ Dark shingles should last as long as lighter shingles given that they are installed on a house that has a properly vented attic. Proper attic ventilation is the key component to a longer lasting roof.

All debris is taken to a landfill and disposed of properly.

The ridge is the top of your roof, which runs level to the ground (does not have slope). The ridge is usually covered with ridge caps (short shingles laid in a straight line) or, preferably, with a ridge vent.​

A valley is created when two main roof decks intersect each other. The resulting junction resembles a valley.

General Questions

Cleanliness is very important. Yes, we clean our work area and the surrounding yard area at the conclusion of every workday.

Material warranties are usually issued by the manufacturers for periods of 5 years to Lifetime (50 years). Stan's Roofing & Siding installs roofing materials from CertainTeed, offering the industry’s best roofing warranties.

No, we provide free estimates for roofing projects in and around the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago.