How soon can we get to you if your roof is leaking?
What you can do—NOW to minimize leak damage.
See our in depth answer to these questions.
Can I get a quote on the phone?
No. There are many variables and details that need to be seen in order to diagnose the types of repairs you would need to have done. Estimates are free and will give you a more accuarate cost.
My roof holds water. What are my options?
It depends on how much water is standing. Too much weight on the roof can be dangerous. Water can often be drained off the roof by installing canales or roof drains. A more expensive option is sloping the roof to give it a slight angle so that water can drain off. Sloping and building up low areas would require roof material to be replaced. Here in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, flat roofs have been used for years and many old roofs can be helped with the techniques mentioned above. The materials used in a flat roof are resistant to the heat and sun.
How long do roofs last?
Asphalt shingle roofs are factory rated in 20, 30, 40 and 50 year ratings. Because of the UV rays here, they may start to break down a few years prior to that time. Lighter colors last longer. Tar and gravel (built up fiberglass) roofs typically last between 12 and 15 years if they are properly maintained and kept clean. Sun exposure, decaying leaves or pine needles and lack of maintenance can significantly shorten your roof’s lifespan.
What is the difference between a manufacturer’s warranty and a labor warranty?
Manufacturers warranties give approximate life expectancies of various roofing materials under average weather conditions. Roofing contractors issue warranties that guarantee the quality of their workmanship.
Can roofs be installed any time of the year?
Yes. The weather in Albuquerque and New Mexico is moderate enough that roofing can be done all year. Naturally, we don’t install roofs if it is actually raining, snowing or if the wind speeds are over 25 miles per hour.
Which should I replace first, my stucco or my roof?
To avoid damage to new stucco it is better in most cases to have the roof replaced first and then the stucco. If the stucco is too old and cracked then it will need to be replaced in order to have a solid surface on which to adhere the new roofing material.
Is it a good idea to replace my air conditioner at the same time the roof is being replaced?
Yes. This way the new roof won’t be compromised by changing out the a/c later. It will also save you money by only having to pay labor to move the unit one time.
How often should we have our roof checked?
Once every year or two the roof should be checked to make sure all sealants are intact, canales and drains are free of debris, etc.
How often should we expect to have maintenance done?
Once every two or three years on areas that have sealants. Roofs should always be kept free of organic debris. This varies depending on where you live, the number and type of trees you have and the type of roof you have.