Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a new roof?
The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

  • Missing, cracked or curling shingles
  • Blistering or peeling paint
  • Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
  • Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings
  • High energy bills

What is the right price for a new roof?
The answer to this question depends on many factors. For a commitment-free quote, please contact our Sales Department at mackeroofing@bex.net.

What can I do about mildew on my roof?
Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. Mildew cleaners shouldn’t damage your roof in any way.

How often should I clean my gutters?
Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer and twice in the fall.

Can heavy snow damage my roof?
Yes! It is important to keep heavy snow off your eavesdrops and cleared out of your ridge vents.

How long does it take to replace a roof?
Replacing a roof, whether on a commercial or residential building, is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from 1 day to a week or more. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well. Wind, snow, rain, or even just the threat of one of these will slow the process considerably. A standard job will take 1 – 2 days.

For built-up roofs, removing and replacing the roof will probably proceed at a rate of approximately 1,500 square feet per day. For single-ply roofs, the rate is closer to 2,000 square feet per day. Careful planning and close project management can reduce some of the delays caused by bad weather.

Can I replace missing and damaged tiles or shingles without calling a roofing contractor?
It is always recommended that you use a professional.