Your Roof: Keeping You Safe and Dry – FAQs Answered


Your roof is the shield of your home, protecting you and your belongings from the elements. But with so many roofing materials, types, and potential problems, navigating the world of roofing can feel overwhelming. At Fairchild Renovations, we understand your concerns.

That’s why we’ve compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about roofing:

How long will my roof last?

The lifespan of your roof depends on several factors, including the material used, installation quality, and weather conditions. Asphalt shingles, for instance, typically last 15-30 years, while metal roofs can last 40-70 years or even longer.  Regular inspections and proper maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of any roof.

What are the different types of roofing materials?

• Asphalt Shingles: The most popular and affordable option, offering a variety of styles and colors.
• Metal Roofing: Durable and long-lasting but can be more expensive upfront. Available in various styles like metal panels or standing seam.
• Tile Roofing: Classic and beautiful, with exceptional durability. However, tile is heavy and requires a strong roof structure, making it more expensive.
• Slate Roofing: Luxurious and incredibly long-lasting, but also the most expensive roofing material.

Do I need to replace my whole roof, or can I just repair it?

A qualified roof inspector can assess the extent of the damage and advise you on the best course of action.  Minor repairs might be sufficient for small issues like a missing shingle or a flashing leak. However, widespread damage, age-related deterioration, or outdated materials often necessitate a full roof replacement.

What are some signs that my roof needs attention?
• Missing or damaged shingles
• Visible leaks or water stains on the ceiling or walls
• Curled, cracked, or buckled shingles.
• Granule loss on asphalt shingles
• Excessive moss growth

How much does a new roof cost?

The cost of a new roof depends on the size and complexity of your roof, the chosen material, and labor costs in your area.  At Fairchild Renovations, we offer free consultations and transparent pricing so you can make informed decisions about a potential roof replacement.

What should I look for when hiring a roofing contractor?

• License and insurance: Ensure the contractor has a valid license and proper insurance coverage.
• Experience and reputation: Look for a company with a proven track record and positive customer reviews.
• Warranties: Make sure the contractor offers warranties on both materials and workmanship.
• Detailed estimates: Get multiple estimates that outline the scope of work, materials used, and the total cost.

Your Trusted Roofing Partner

At Fairchild Renovations, we’re committed to providing exceptional customer service and top-quality roofing solutions. Our team of experienced and certified professionals can handle all your roofing needs, from inspections and repairs to complete roof replacements. We use only the best materials and back our work with comprehensive warranties for your peace of mind. Contact Fairchild Renovations today for a free consultation and let us help you keep your roof safe and sound for years to come!