Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your roofing questions here

Q:  Can we install a new roof over the existing roof?
A:   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.

Q:  What kind of material warranties are available?
A:  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.

Q:  Can we put the roof on during the winter?
A:  We can install a roof year ‘round, with only minor adjustments due to severe weather conditions.

Q:  What do you do with the old roofing debris?
A. All debris is taken to a landfill and disposed of properly.

Q:  What type of roofing system should I use?
A.  We will inspect your home to determine the best methods, materials, warranties, and prices for your individual building.

Q:  Do you keep the property clean?
A:  Cleanliness is very important. Yes, we clean our work area and the surrounding yard area at the conclusion of every workday.

Q:  Do you charge for estimates?
A:  No, we provide free estimates for roofing projects in and aroundSouthwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Q:  Do light colored shingles last longer than darker shingles?
A:  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.

Q:  What is a ridge?
A:  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.

Q: What are the differences between shingle types?
A:  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!

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

Q:   How much will my new roof cost?
A:   The cost of your roof replacement will depend on Size, Shape, Slope and of the existing roof.

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