Roof Replacement FAQ

Like the rest of your home, a new roof is a pretty pricey investment that a homeowner shouldn’t take lightly. A roof replacement takes time and money to complete so, naturally, you should be doing research and asking questions before getting started. Here, we have compiled a list of some commonly asked questions from our clients about getting a new roof in Indianapolis.

At Jackson Contracting Inc., we have years of experience installing new roofs in the Indianapolis area. We provide our clients with a pleasant, timely, and reasonably priced experience that is sure to meet the needs of their home without breaking the bank.

When Should I Replace My Roof?

There are several ways to figure out whether or not it is time to replace your roof. For one, if you see noticeable damage that can’t be repaired and requires a full roof replacement. Second, if your roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

You might need a roof replacement if you notice any of the following:

  • Missing, curling, or buckling shingles
  • Mold growth in the attic
  • Missing granules in gutters
  • Growth of algae

What Are The Best Times For Roof Replacement?

The best times to replace your roof, based on seasons, is in fall or spring. These times are best because of the weather conditions which make it easier for contractors and laborers to install your new roof. The summer (and even sometimes the fall) is not a great time since these are the busiest seasons for roofing companies. Why? Because everyone is trying to replace their roof before the winter season.

A roof can definitely be replaced during the winter season, however, this is recommended only in emergency situations. The conditions make it difficult and dangerous for laborers because of ice buildup on the roof.  However, if conditions are dry, Jackson Contracting installs roofs all winter long, especially metal roofs!

Will A New Roof Decrease My Electric Bill?

As your roof ages, it functions at a less than the optimal level which can increase your energy bill –– replacing your roof will remedy this problem.

If decreasing your energy bill is a priority, then consider looking into installing a green roof by choosing materials (and colors) that will reflect most of the sunlight that hits your roof. Do keep in mind that these roofs will not only keep your home’s temperature down in the summer but also in the winter too.

Just The Shingles or The Whole Roof?

Your roof is not simply made up of just shingles, rather, it is a system that includes multiple layers of shingles, rafters, ventilation, barriers against weather, and more. It is recommended that you replace the entire roofing system so that your new roof will last you till the end of its predicted lifespan.

How Much Will A Roof Replacement Cost?

The cost of an Indianapolis roof replacement depends on a number of things like materials, the size and shape of the roof, and factoring in removing the old roof as well. On average, a new roof removal/replacement will cost upwards of $10,000.

How Long Will It Take To Install My New Roof?

The length of your roof replacement project will depend on factors such as weather conditions, the size of your roof, the materials needed, etc. However, with Jackson Contracting Inc., our clients can expect their new roof to be installed within 1 to 3 days.

How Long Will My New Roof Last?

The lifespan of your new roof will depend on the roofing material used and the conditions in which your roof undergoes during the years. Typically, this is the lifespan of roofs with the following roofing materials:

  • Asphalt: 10-15 years
  • Aluminum/Steel: More than 40 years
  • Rubber: 40-60 years
  • Copper/Zinc: 70-100 years
  • Slate: 75-150 years

Getting A New Roof In Indianapolis

When your roof has reached the end of its lifespan and roof repair is no longer an option, it is necessary to have a roofing contractor perform a roof replacement job on your home. A roof replacement is an investment with a hefty price tag so it is wise to do your research on potential roofing companies, materials, and having any questions you might have about the process answered. It is important, as a homeowner, to be well-informed of the entire re-roofing process so that we can adequately meet your needs and preferences. After all, it is your home and you will be living in it for years to come.