Roofs That Are Tougher Than a Pine Knot!       TN License #10972

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Roof Replacement FAQs

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How do I know when it's time to replace my roof?

Signs of a roof needing replacement include significant leaking, daylight coming through roof boards, sagging, or extensive moss/mold growth. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive information based on a detailed inspection and consultation, helping you make an informed decision.

What roofing materials do you recommend?
We recommend various materials such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing, high end specialty shingles selected based on your specific needs, house style, or personal preferences, in addition to a variety of low slope roofing materials for commercial applications including TPO and EPDM. Each material offers unique benefits suited to different situations and aesthetic preferences.
How long does a roof replacement take?

Approximately 90% of roof replacements are completed within a single day. Our on-site supervisor and team arrives early, often between 6-7 am, and works until the job is done, which can be as late as 7-8 pm in the summer. We prioritize closing up your home quickly and efficiently.

How much does a new roof cost?

The cost of a new roof varies based on factors such as material choice, roof size, and labor involved. At Pine Knot Roofing, we are committed to offering fair and competitive pricing, specifically tailored to meet the needs of your project. To ensure you receive the best value, we provide a free inspection and a detailed cost estimate, helping you make an informed decision without any upfront financial commitment.

Can you replace a roof in any season?

Yes, we can replace roofs year-round, considering local weather patterns and the ideal time for installation to ensure the best outcome for your project.

Can you repair part of a roof, or do I need a full replacement?

Most roof leaks are repairable. Our process involves starting with an in-home assessment, checking the attic, and examining the roof. We provide a detailed photo report and offer repair solutions based on your roof’s condition.

What is the process for repairing a leaky roof?

Each repair is unique, but generally, we inspect the leak’s interior point, assess the attic, and then inspect the roof. We document every step and present a photo report with repair estimates. Our goal is to diagnose accurately and repair effectively, considering all possible solutions from temporary fixes to complete replacements.

How do you match the shingles when doing a partial repair?

Matching shingles can be challenging, but we take samples and photos during our initial inspection to find the best match. New patches might stand out on older slopes, but we strive to provide the closest match possible.

Will repairing my roof extend its life?

Proper maintenance, like inspecting sealants around flashings every 5 years, can prolong your roof’s lifespan. We evaluate the roof’s condition during repairs and advise on whether maintenance or replacement is more cost-effective.

How quickly can you respond to a repair request?

We aim to set an appointment within 24 hours of contact and usually conduct the inspection within a few days. Estimates are provided on the same day to expedite the repair process, and temporary fixes are applied during the initial visit if needed.

Storm Damage FAQs

What should I do immediately after storm damage?

Document the damage with photos and notes, especially capturing hail size or shingle damage. Contact us for an inspection before your insurance company, as we can help determine if filing a claim is worthwhile and provide initial damage control

How do you assess storm damage on a roof?

Our inspection covers all roof areas, windows, gutters, etc., looking for signs of damage. We provide a detailed photo report and guide you through the damage assessment and the potential for an insurance claim, drawing on our extensive experience with claims.

Does your company help with insurance claims?

Yes, we offer pre-claim inspections, assist with filing claims, meet with insurance adjusters, and understand building codes for proper repair and replacement. We ensure you receive the full replacement cost coverage you deserve.

What are the most common types of storm damage to roofs?

Common damages include hail impacts, wind-damaged or missing shingles, and destruction from falling debris or trees. We assess each type of damage to provide the best repair or replacement solution.

How can I protect my roof from future storm damage?

Choose durable materials with high impact resistance and wind ratings. Regular inspections and maintenance also play a crucial role in protecting your roof from future damage.

Are your roofing contractors licensed and insured?

Yes, our team is fully licensed and insured, ensuring professionalism and quality in every project. (TN Home Improvement License #10972)

How long does a typical roof last?

The lifespan of a roof varies based on material and maintenance but generally ranges between 20-30 years for well-maintained roofs.

Do you offer a warranty on your roofing work?

We offer a 10-year workmanship warranty, with details and conditions available upon request.

What maintenance should be done on a roof?

Regular inspections, cleaning gutters, removing debris, and checking for wear are vital. Regular maintenance can significantly extend a roof’s lifespan.

How can I tell if my roof is energy efficient?

Energy efficiency is indicated by proper insulation, ventilation, and materials with Energy Star ratings. Cool roof options can also contribute to energy efficiency.