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Most Commonly Asked Roofing Questions

As a roofing company, we understand the average person doesn’t know all there is to know about their roof. So we’ve put together our most commonly asked questions to give you some basic information as you start planning your project!
 
How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?
Most manufacturers agree that a standard roof’s lifespan is between 15 and 20 years. If your roof falls in between that range, you should get it inspected to ensure everything is working properly. If you are not sure how old your roof is, the most common signs you need a replacement are curled shingles or missing shingles, leaking, impact damage, mold or water damage and bald spots.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
This mostly depends on the size of your home and the type of roof. MLM works quickly and diligently and we can complete most homes in a days work.
What is the cost of a new roof?
This also depends on the size of your home and the type of roof you are interested in. If you schedule a free appointment with us our consultants are able to give you an estimate on the spot. We work within your budget and present all options that are available to you!

If I have a leak will do I need to replace the whole roof?

This depends on the cause of the leak. If the leak started from old age/damage and there are danger signs (ex. missing shingles), the roof will most likely need to be replaced. If you have a newer roof that is in good shape, you may be able to just have repair work done.

Why are my shingles discolored?
These streaks are a build up of algae. Roof algae, also known as Gloeocapsa, is attracted to your roof because it will feed on the limestone minerals found in shingles. The algae may not be visible until it builds up and produces black streaks along your roof!
How do I find a roofing company I can trust?
You’re in the right place! MLM is a reputable, local company that has been in business since 2007. In that time we have received multiple accolades including being ranked #72 on Qualified Re-modeler’s Top 500 List, becoming an Owen’s Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, a 4.9 star google rating and thousands of happy customers! If you still aren’t sure, schedule an appointment and one of our trained project consultants will come to your home for an inspection and give you a free estimate that will be good for the year. We look forward to serving you!

 

Tips For Every Homeowner Interested In A Roof Replacement

If you’re in need of a roof replacement but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place! From deciding on a roofing company to choosing the right products- we are here to guide you.
1. Choose an Owen’s Corning (or similar) Certified Contractor
Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the top tier of a premier network of roofing professionals dedicated to service, reliability and professional craftsmanship. For such a big project and investment, you want to make sure the company you choose is the best of the best. MLM Home Improvement is a Platinum Preferred Owens Corning Contractor and one of the few in the DMV. A roof replacement is a big deal, and you need to hire a company that’s exceptionally qualified!
2. Make sure your company is local & reputable
It’s important to choose a company that is local to your area and that has an exceptional track record. Whether you get recommendations from neighbors or friends, or check reviews on Google or Yelp, this research will give you real people’s experiences with this company. This information is what you need in order to make the best choice for your home.
3. Top Quality Products Pay Off in the End
A saying that has been around is “you always get what you pay for”. There are just some things that you don’t choose the best deal on and the roof of your home is one of those things! When you invest in top quality products, it will not only save you on repair costs but it will prolong your roof’s life. These factors or important whether you are living in your home forever or planning to sell it!
4. Types of Roof Materials
If you’ve never gotten a roof replacement or it has been 20 years since you have, there is a lot that has changed. When you have a consultation with one of our experts, take the time to hear out all your options. The more traditional shingles are asphalt, slate and shakes but there are other materials that are skyrocketing in popularity such as metal roofs and architectural shingles. These materials made with newer technology might be more costly, but could also last longer and provide better appeal.
5. Stay Flexible but Firm
Last but not least, staying flexible but firm. There are a lot of moving parts that go in to a roof replacement that could affect a timeline. While the actual installation is typically done within the same day, the ordering of materials and weather may affect when that installation is able to be completed. At the same time, you must stay firm to ensure you get exactly what you want and it is what you signed for in your contract.
Need a roof replacement?
We hope these tips eased your mind a little if you are currently caught up in the process of replacing your roof. If you are looking for a company that will make the process simple with no stress, MLM is for you! Call us today for a free inspection and to get the ball rolling on your home project. 1-844-MLM-ROOF