Frequently Asked Questions

What signs indicate that I need to repair my roof?

A few tell-tale signs you should repair or replace your roof include the age of your roof (25+ years), visual inspection shows discoloring, curling, or sagging, sunlight shines through into your attic, and you see signs of leaks on your attic floor.

How often should I replace my roof?

How often you replace your roof really depends on factors such as age, material, and climate. Composite and asphalt shingle roofs will last about 12-20 years depending on maintenance. Wood shingles will last upwards of 20-25 years, while metal roofs can last anywhere from 50-75 years. So consider the age of your roofing materials, and if you notice signs of a failing roof your best bet may be to replace your roof over simple repairs.

How long does it take to strip and install a new roof?

Most single-family home roofs are done and cleaned up in 1 day, but we also offer a two-week guarantee for all roof installs from beginning to end.

What kind of warranty is offered?

The manufacturer’s warranty depends on the product that you select. We will be sure to provide you with all the information so you can make the selection that best fits your needs. Yellowfin also provides workmanship warranties. For more information, call us today!

Does Yellowfin offer financing?

Yes, we have several financing plans to choose from. You can get pre-qualified ahead of time if you like.

Do roofers prefer cash?

Ensuring that you are working with a reputable roofing company is important. Some roofers will accept cash, but most prefer something other than this method. You may want to double-check their credentials and experience if they insist on cash. In most instances, roofers prefer a check or credit. This creates a paper trail, which can benefit both the client and the company.

Why do roofers charge so much?

A roofer’s job is complex. There is the purchasing of materials, the physical labor of roof replacement, and the cost of getting rid of waste. In most instances, your roofer is taking care of all these aspects for you. You are also paying for the roofer’s experience, knowing they provide a quality job that will last for years.

What is the biggest problem roofers face?

Roofers face several challenging problems on and off the job site. On the job site, problems are associated with unpredictable weather and high-risk heights. Regarding your roof, the most significant issues include standing water, leaks, punctures, shingle damage, and a lack of maintenance. In the service market, there is tight competition from other roofing companies.

How do I find a professional roofer?

Word of mouth is a great way to begin your roofer search. Friends, family, and coworkers can share their experiences to help you get started. You can also perform an online search for professionals in your area. You’ll want to review their credentials, experience, services, and portfolio. Don’t be afraid to shop around and ask questions.

Is it normal to pay a roofer half upfront?

It is normal for a roofing company to ask for 10-50% upfront. When it comes to partial payments, it is important to ensure you have a firm contract in place. The contract should include a confirmed date for the project to begin and a way to get your money back if the job isn’t completed.

How should I prepare for a roofer to begin work?

It can be helpful to clean up your yard of any appliances, tools, toys, or décor that could be in the way or is at risk of becoming damaged before your roofer arrives. Blocking any pets or small children from interfering with the job site with gates can help keep the site safe. Removing any wall decor inside the home is also a good idea.

What questions should I ask when looking for a roofer?

Knowing the right questions to ask can ensure you find a quality roofer. Common questions to ask include:
• How long have you been in business?
• What is the experience level of your roofers?
• Are you insured?
• How soon can you start on my project?
• What kind of roofing do you specialize in?

What should I look for in my roofing company?

When you are looking for a roofing company, you want to ensure you are working with someone who knows what they are doing. Experience and quality of work are key. You should have peace of mind that the job will be done safely and correctly. You also want to make sure they are licensed and insured. This protects both you and the company.

What are the two types of roofers?

The two types of roofers are commercial and residential. Commercial roofers focus on larger projects such as offices, restaurants, government buildings, or malls. Residential roofers focus on family homes. Roofing needs for these different types of buildings can vary. These differences can include the volume and type of materials, project length, and demand. Many roofing companies offer both types of services, while others specialize in one or the other.

What is the most common type of roofing?

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing, especially for residential homes. They are popular because they are affordable, long-lasting, and available in various colors. The material is also durable to withstand any environmental conditions. Your roofer will take the time to explore all the roofing material options available to you.