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Roofing FAQ

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Roofing FAQ

Roofing is a big investment, and most people don’t know a lot about the process. After all, it’s something you’ll only have to deal with a few times in your life (hopefully for most homeowners). Take a few minutes and see if any of your questions can be answered in our list of roofing FAQ  below. If it is not on the list and you’re in the Vancouver, WA area, feel free to contact us so we can help you get some answers.

What is the cost of a new roof installation?

This is certainly the most common question that get asked about roofing. The problem is that there are a lot of variables. It depends on the height, surface area, slope, ridges and valleys, vent systems, chimneys, skylights, style or materials used. For a standard asphalt or laminate shingle roof you are looking at $20.00 – $75.00 per square foot.
At the time of writing, architectural roofing installation costs in Vancouver, WA or Clark County, WA on average is approximately $250 per 100 sq. ft. if you overlay the new roof on top of existing shingles. This option is cheaper upfront, but you will have to replace your roof earlier the next time around. If you choose to tear off the existing roof, the costs will come out to $385 per 100 sq. ft.

What is the cost difference of a shingled roof vs. a metal roof?

A standing seam style metal roof will cost between 2.5-4 time higher than your average shingle roof system. They might cost more, but they will also last longer and require less maintenance. An average quality architectural shingled roof can last anywhere between 10 to 30 years depending on the product installed while a metal roof can last 20-50 years easily.

Do you use sub-contractors or use your employees to install a roof?

All County Roofing employs the best roofers in Vancouver, WA. Many roofing contractors use both in-house employees and sub-contractors depending on the scope of work. Some companies specialize in certain types of roofs and sub out the more uncommon styles in that region.
For example, All County Roofing specializes in complete reroofs and new shingle and metal roof installations. If we got a call for a clay or slate style roof, we could call another contractor who specializes in that style of roof coverings to do the job through us. This would be considered a subcontractor. We would be responsible and would be the primary team you’d interact with for customer service. The work would just be done by another crew.

What makes All County Roofing stand out from other roofing contractors?

From day one All County Roofing has put our customers first. Their home and business are important to them, and that makes it important to us. Starting from our estimator coming out and taking notes and measuring the roof, to our genuinely friendly office staff planning for deliveries or style meetings. The journey is seamless and helpful, and we strive to make it as stress-free as possible.
Our crews at All County Roofing are very experienced roofing in the Vancouver, WA vicinity and know what challenges our weather can have on an aged roof. Their attention to detail and work ethic is unmatched in the area. While speed and efficiency is our goal we take the time to make sure each and every aspect of the scope of work is done precisely and correct, that includes our clean up and final walk through.
Over the years working in the roofing industry we have noticed the pride roofing professionals carry after a project is finished and it makes it that much better when the customer looks at their new roof with the same type of pride and happiness.

Do you have a harassments and abuse policy?

Yes, All County Roofing has a zerotolerance policy for any form of verbal, physical, racial, sexual abuse, or harassment directed toward our staff or customers.

Here is a Excerpt from our Policy:

“All County Roofing is dedicated to maintaining a safe and respectful workplace for both our employees and customers. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any form of verbal, physical, racial, sexual abuse or harassment directed towards our staff or customers. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of harassment, intimidation, discrimination, or retaliation, whether it’s based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or any other protected status.

Any employee or customer who engages in such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or denial of services. We take all reports of abuse or harassment seriously and will investigate promptly.

We encourage all employees and customers to report any incidents of abuse or harassment immediately to a manager or supervisor. We provide support and resources to those who have been affected by such behavior.

Creating a workplace where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued is of the utmost importance to us. We will not compromise this principle and will take all necessary steps to ensure that our employees and customers are protected from any form of abuse or harassment.”

Do I need to be there when you’re working on the roof?

No. This is typically the expectation with any roofing company. Your roof is safe with us. All County Roofing is a family run business that is honest and is a contractor you can trust to get the job done safely and without issue. We have a dedicated crew and project management that oversees the happenings at each project.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

If you have ever seen a dilapidated roof in your neighborhood, you know. The blue tarp special or the mismatched shingle patches if you look closely you might be able to notice the cause of some of the problems.
First and foremost, if the roof is not installed correctly, the fail percentage is going to be significantly higher than if the roofing was installed the right way to manufacturer spec. That is a given.
Trees are a huge stress on roofing. They cause all sorts of damage either from fallen leaves or broken limbs. Both of these do not allow roofs to dry properly after bad weather, which can cause moss growth. It’s a rule of thumb to keep limbs pruned at least 6 feet up and back from rooftops of homes and businesses.
Failure signs can happen easily and are sometimes unknown unless you know what to look for. After all, you see your roof every day and for something to stand out to you could be hard. Take a look at these signs and next time you’re able to peek up at the roof check to see if you notice any.
• Torn, broken, damaged shingles
• Loss of the asphalt(bare) granulation
• Failing or pulled away caulking
• Moisture under the eves
• Overflowing gutter
• Watermarks on the ceiling
• Rotted facia boards
• Bubbled, cracking, discolored interior drywall
• Decaying shingles
• Rusted or missing flashing
• Missing shingles
• Curling shingles
• Wind damage
• Visible cracks
All County Roofing recommends having a roofing consultation on a roof over the age of 12 years. If you’re interested in having a free consultation or estimate, contact us today.

Should I accept the cheapest bid for my roof?

When choosing a roofing contractor, we all want the best price right? I say yes to that, although I don’t want the cheapest quality. Get my point? Many times, the super low cost comes with cut corners, so the contractor can still make money.
This is unfortunate because the extra cost will come back to haunt the homeowner down the line and the contractor is nowhere to be found. It happens all the time. We get called to tear off 5-year-old roofs because they were not installed correctly and up to code and by doing it that way, almost always the roof fails and leaks, causing extensive damage to the home or business.
Make sure and do your research and find a good roofing contractor who you can trust like All County Roofing. We have been serving Vancouver, WA and surrounding areas for over 25 years and would love to help you with your roof.

How long does it take to roof a house or business?

The process can take a few days to a month depending on schedule, weather, or other factors. Depending on the size of the job the project can range from 2000 sq. ft @ 1-3 days for tear off and replace. Or 6000 Sq. ft @ 7-10 days. Close but rough estimates. If a house needed a full replacement of the plywood decking, of course, the task would take longer. Here is the general process:
1. Customer contact
2. Estimate
3. Estimate acceptance
4. Contract signing/initial payment 50%
5. Material ordering and delivery date set
6. Scheduling Roofing crew
7. The scope of work commences (actual roofing being installed or replaced)
8. Final walkthrough
9. Final payment
10. The scope of work Concludes

Can I do anything to help the roofing process?

Our team will make sure that we provide everything to get the job done. If anything is needed for your specific job (i.e. a power source), we will let you know ahead of time.

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Advantages of Metal Roofing: A Wise Investment

Embrace the power of metal roofing, where every choice is a step towards unparalleled advantages:

  • Unrivaled Longevity: Our roofs are built to last over 50 years, making them a wiser long-term investment compared to conventional alternatives.
  • Unwavering Durability: Metal roofs combat the harshest weather, fire, rot, and pests, retaining their strength and beauty through the years.
  • Energy Efficiency: Our roofs reflect heat and lower cooling costs, with some integrating cool roofing technology for enhanced energy savings.
  • Aesthetic Brilliance: A kaleidoscope of styles, colors, and textures lets you tailor your roof's appearance to match your unique vision.
  • Minimal Upkeep: Embrace freedom from constant maintenance. Our roofs demand only periodic inspections and occasional cleaning to stay in top form.

Call your metal roofing contractors at All County Roofing today!

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15504 NE 119th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Brush Prairie: 360-869-1141

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Vancouver, WA: 360-712-3552

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