We are usually asked about:

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.

How long should my roof last?

It depends on multiple factors such as the type of roofing system, quality of materials, and the quality of installation – including whether the required installation methods are followed accurately. Depending on these factors, your roof can last as little as 10 years or a lifetime. The Nations Roof team are experts at installing and repairing all major roofing systems. Our professional installers are fully skilled in every aspect of the materials, systems and process required so you can experience the greatest life expectancy for your roof.

What are the benefits of roof maintenance?

A commercial roof can easily be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Semi-annual inspections and maintenance will prolong the life of your roof investment. Proper maintenance also helps you avoid costly leaks and the internal damage water can cause to the infrastructure, electrical equipment, furniture, and flooring – not to mention liability claims if a customer or occupant slips and falls.

An inspection and maintenance visit includes: checking if all the flashing details are in good condition (damage, cracks, loose); clearing drains and drainage system to make sure they are running free; removing any unwanted vegetation, removing unwanted materials and debris; and evaluating the surface of the roof for deterioration.

Nations Roof offers maintenance on a one-time basis or on a semi-annual schedule. For more information on our maintenance programs or it you’re concerned about the condition of your roof, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Should I be concerned if my roof has blisters?

Yes. A blistering roof should be looked into as soon as possible. Blisters are usually caused by trapped moisture or a material defect in both Low-Slope membrane and asphalt shingle.

What Causes Leaks?

99% of all leaks occur at areas of penetration such as: chimneys, vents, flashing, air conditioning units, etc. Usually, leaks happen due to errors from installation. 70% of the time it takes to install your roof should be spent making sure all areas of penetration are installed and water-proofed correctly.

What will void my warranty?

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning your warranty. Some of the things that can void your warranty are: lack of proper attic venting, unauthorized penetration work (any work that penetrates the roof like adding vents or air conditioning units without the knowledge and assistance of the original roofing contractor), storing materials on the roof, and neglect or lack of proper maintenance.

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Your questions are important to us. Please let us know if you have a general question and we will be happy to get you an answer. For questions regarding estimates and a project in process, please call our office at 937.439.4160

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