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What's a new roof going to cost me? 

A number of factors are considered when estimating the cost of replacing  a roof.  But as a general rule the following elements will determine  the cost regardless of the contractor you choose:

  • Materials: Are you looking for 30-year, 40-year or a lifetime roof?  The longer the life, the higher the cost.  Are you going with an  asphalt/fiberglass "3-tab," or upgrading to a premium/architectural  "shake-like" shingle?   Today's roofing options go far beyond color  alone.
  • Pitch:  The steepness of your roof.
  • Number of stories:  The height(s) of your roof from the ground.
  • Accessibility to your roof:   Can a dumpster or dump truck pull up to your garage, or must material be carried to and from the street?
  • Tear-Off:  The removal and disposal costs of your  existing roofing material.  When you hear "How many layers do you have?"  you're being asked a tear-off question. 
  • Complexity:  Homes with dormers and valleys (click the  Roofing Terms button) chimneys, skylights, etc., require more flashing  and labor to prevent leaks from occuring. 

Whatever roof you choose, this is certain:   You're going to need  someone in your corner to trust.  A contractor that will take the time  to help you explore your options, stay within your budget, install a  roof that WON'T LEAK, looks good, and lasts, correct?  If this rings  true for you then give us a shot at earning your business.  From  tear-off to clean up, you'll be glad you did.

How soon can you get my roof done, and how long will it take?

To be fair, all jobs are scheduled in the order in which we receive  signed contracts, unless you request an installation time beyond our  current backlog.

Re-roofs typically take 2-4 days to complete, depending on the size and  complexity of the job and the agreeability of Mother Nature.

A good rule of thumb regarding roofing start dates is this:  For every  day of poor weather during your countdown, add another day to the  arrival of your crew.

We enjoy working outdoors, and are about as agile and good balanced as  they come.  But roofing is a dangerous occupation, particularly in wet  and windy weather.  Therefore, to protect our crews and not expose your  roof's decking to unnecessary water damage, our policy is to not remove  any more shingles than can be replaced on any given day.

What should I do to prepare my home for re-roofing?

Interior:  If you use your attic or garage for storage, you may want to  cover or remove selected items before we begin our work.  During  re-roofing we sometimes find boards that are not tight, allowing small  pieces of dirt and debris to fall inside as we remove your old roof and  install a new one.

Remember, too, that vibrations (primarily hammering) may shake items off  your shelves or walls.  To safeguard your pictures, plates, figurines,  etc. we recommend that you safeguard them until our work has been  completed.

Exterior:  At A-Line Roofing we have a long history of hiring crew  members that are proud of their work, pleasant to be around, and  respectful of your possessions.  Likewise, if we notice something on  your property that may be damaged by falling debris, we'll either cover  or move it, if possible.   Nevertheless, we ask you to please remove any  portable items (i.e. potted plants, patio furniture, toys, etc.)  located near the perimeter of your home before our arrival.   If you  have special concerns, (i.e. flower beds, bushes, driveway space, etc.)  please bring them to our attention before we begin and we'll be certain  to address them.

Finally, due to the novelty associated with roofing, and the heights at  which we perform our work, it's no surprise that our efforts attract the  attention of onlookers.  To avoid unnecessary accidents, we ask that  you notify any children or neighbors to steer clear of the work area  until our job and a thorough yard and driveway clean-up is completed. 


 If you want your project done right the first time, work with us.   We pay attention to details -- so much so that we're considered "picky" by our suppliers and "perfectionists" by our crew members.  It's a reputation we take great pride in having achieved.

Also, if you lack knowledge about residential contracting and don't want to be preyed upon, work with us. There are fast-talking, self-serving wolves in any profession, including ours, and we've made it a point to walk a different path. 

Finally, if you want the assurance of a job well done, and the satisfaction that your hard-earned dollars have been wisely spent, consider doing the following:

Take the time to explore our website (there's a lot of good information here to get you rolling) and write down a list of questions that come to mind. Then CONTACT US for a free, no-obligation assessment of your project, followed by a thoughtful conversation to address your questions and explore your options.

Remember, when all is said and done, you're going to need more than estimates left inside your front door.   What you'll need most of all is someone to rely on -- someone to trust.

We hope to be that "someone." And we hope to do it by "earning" your respect, and exceeding your expectations. 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. 

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