by May 2, 2023

Your roof plays a #1 role in protecting you and your whole entire family from the outdoors, 100% making it one of the most important components of your home. If your roof is old or needs 1 or 2 repairs, you might consider having a new roof installed. But with 100’s of options and many questions, it’s overwhelming to find a place to start. Here are some frequently asked questions about getting a new roof in Portage, IN, and the surrounding areas.

Alamo Roofing Contractors is the top Portage, IN Roofing Company.

We also service Hammond IN, Merrillville IN, Valparaiso IN, and Crown Point IN markets.

Please tell me how I can tell if I actually need a new roof.

Curling, cracking, or missing shingles
Leaks or water damage in your attic or ceilings
Dark spots or trails on your roof
Sagging or uneven areas
Age (most roofs last between 15-30 years)
If you’re not whether or not need a new roof, it’s best to have the #1 licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractor inspect your roof and give you a free, personalized estimate.

What types of roofing materials are available?

There are several roofing materials available, including:

Asphalt shingles (most common)
Metal roofing
Tile roofing
Wood shingles or shakes
Slate roofing

Whatever kind of material you want will depend on your financial preferences, the kind of home, and the typical weather conditions around your area.

How do I choose a roofing contractor?

Choosing a reliable roofing contractor is crucial for ensuring a quality installation and a long-lasting roof. Here are some things to consider when choosing a roofing contractor in Portage, IN:

Look for a licensed and insured contractor
Check their reviews and ratings
Ask for references and photos of previous work
Get multiple estimates and compare prices
Ask about their experience with the type of roofing material you want

How long will my roof installation take to be finished?

This is all very relative. We have to consider the home’s square footage, the pitch, the difficulty of access, and weather patterns in the area. It usually takes 1 or 2 days to install the size roofs that we work with. This is assuming that everything goes smoothly.

Will I need to be home during the installation process?

You don’t have to be home during the installation. We prefer that you’re onsite for the process, that way, we all have assurance that things are being done the best way possible. If you aren’t gonna be there, we ask that you let your roofing contractor know of any specifications such as off-limits areas, areas that need protection, pets, etc. It’s also nice to inform neighbors that you’ll be having work done.

How much will a new roof cost?

There are several factors, as we know, every roof is different. Here’s what we’re looking at. We have to see how big and complex your home and roof are. How dangerous is it for our people to install? How hard is it to access? New roofs around here can go from $5k to $20k that’s a large range, but remember, that’s a very general number. We can give you an estimate if you actually go to our free estimate page and you’ll see what your specific roof will cost.

Do I need to pay for a full roof replacement or just some repairs?

It’s highly possible that you can simply have a roof repair done when dealing with small issues here and there. The thing is, if the extent is so much that the repairs will be a large percentage of your roof, it’s probably a better investment on your part to just do a full replacement. A professional roofing contractor can help you determine if a repair or replacement is needed.

What kind of warranty comes with a new roof?

Our roofs come with a full 50-year warranty. That is non-prorated too. That’s cause we work with GAF. Your roofing contractor should also provide a warranty on their workmanship, typically between 1-10 years. Be sure to ask about the warranties available for your specific roofing material and installation.

If you’re considering getting a new roof in Portage, IN, Call Alamo Roofing Contractors today to schedule your roof inspection. (219) 224-2636

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