Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please reach out! We’d love to be of assistance.
Can I replace my roof in winter? Is it better to wait until spring?
Absolutely!* — As long as you hire a trained winter roofing installer. Our foreman/owner has been installing roofs in Wisconsin winter for over 20 years. He knows what roof products are able to be used in winter to accomplish this successfully. We’ve never experienced any issues, or decreased long term performance. Additionally, all of our roofs are backed by the same labor and material guarantees and warranties regardless of install temperature!
How long do roofs last?
There are too many variables to be able to give a clear answer, but on average, in Wisconsin, most older shingles should last roughly 20-25 years if properly installed and not impacted by storms. Newer shingles, however, carry limited lifetime warranties. This means, as long as you own that home, you should never need another roof.
What are the most common reasons for a new roof?
1. Roof Leaks – We offer roof repairs as well as roof replacement because often times, a roof’s life can be prolonged with repairs. We’ll be honest with you. While many contractors will sell you a new roof, if we can fix the issue and delay that replacement we will absolutely offer that first!
2. Storm Damage – Hail Damage, Wind Damage, Tornados and other weather events all can damage your roof’s integrity.
3. Age – Older shingles last 20-25 years. New shingles offer you a limited LIFETIME warranty. If you’re past the 25 year mark, it’s definitely time to be budgeting for that new roof!
My Roof Is Leaking -- Do I need a new roof?
We’re happy to give honest evaluations. Repairs are typically significantly cheaper in the short term. Occassionaly, it can be more cost effective to replace the roof. We are happy to provide both options so you can make the best decision for you and your home.
How do I know I have hail damage?
A qualified roof contractor should inspect your home if you have been impacted by recent hail. This damage typically cannot be seen from the ground, and without proper training it is often difficult to decipher hail damage from other potential shingle defects.
Does Flash Roofing perform Roofing Near Me?
We’re based in Kaukauna, WI. But, we service all of Northeast WI. So whether you’re in Appleton, Crivitz, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Valders, or Door County, we would love to provide you with an estimate for a top quality installation.
Can I replace my gutters in winter? Is it better to wait until spring?
Absolutely!* — As long as you hire an experienced company. We only install when temperatures are high enough, but rest assured that we are able to still install gutters during winter!
If I'm replacing my roof do also need new gutters?
No. That said, new gutters with a new roof is always a great idea. This ensures everything is brand new and functioning properly. However, if the gutters aren’t showing signs of wear, or having any performance issues many times the gutters can be reused! If more than 2 layers are being removed, we strongly recommend replacing the gutters.
How Long Do Gutters Last?
It various based on material quality. If your gutters are leaking in multiple places, chances are it may be time to consider replacement. Sometimes a small repair can resolve the issue. We can evaluate the condition of your gutters for you to determine the best course of action.