FrogTown Roofing FAQ

Over a decade in business serving Toledo area homeowners

Frogtown Roofing knows that smart homeowners are shopping around for the best value they can get for their home. We provide some answers to the frequently asked questions we get from people looking for roof repair and replacement information. Thought this is not meant to be a complete guide, it should help answer some of your questions and point you in the right direction when selecting a contractor to work on your roof or siding repair job.

A. You may have extensive leaking that repairs aren’t fixing. You have a wood roof and your home owners insurance is threatening to drop coverage. Your roof is over 20 years old. You see ceiling spots, algae growth, missing shingles, blistering, curling, buckling, missing granules damaged flashing, or rotting. If your roof is showing any of the above signs or issues, contact Frogtown Roofing today for a free quote to determine if your roof is in need of replacing

A. Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building. Damage to the roof, either by impact, erosion or weather, can also cause roofing to fail and allow water in. To evaluate the extend of your roof damage and repair needs, contact Frogtown Roofing today for a free estimate.

A. The optimum time to install a new roof is when the temperatures are above freezing and the wind and rain are of the lowest intensity and frequency. The experts at Frogtown Roofing will assist you in scheduling the roof installation to allow for the best installation of you roof, and provide the most safety to our crew. We do offer emergency roof repair assistance in cases of immediate need. Please call Frogtown Roofing immediately if you are experiencing a roof repair emergency that needs attention now.

A. Before we can tell you how much your new roof will cost, we will need to know what it involves. We understand your worries about budgets and keeping project cost under control. Frogtown Roofing offers any homeowner in the Toledo area a free, no obligation roof repair or replacement quote to help you make an informed decision about the best way to get your roof repaired.

How to Select the Right Roofing Contractor

A. Clearly written proposals that are detailed and broken down into separate line items are a good sign that the contractor is being thorough and has prepared an accurate estimate. The following is a partial list of items your estimate or proposal should include:

A. If one estimate seems much lower than the others and it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Many fly-by-night contractors' below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work. All of Frogtown Roofing's quotes are fully guaranteed, and all of our crew-members are fully licensed and insured, providing you peace of mind no matter what job we're working on.

A. Before answering the question, a clarification needs to be made about the different warranties you will come across during your roofing project. First, there will be the asphalt shingle manufacturer's warranty. In general, this warranty covers defects in the manufacture of the shingle. The period of coverage can range from 20 years to a lifetime. Once the project is complete, be sure the contractor provides you with a certificate for your records.
Second, the roofing contractor will sometimes provide you with an additional warranty on his workmanship. Typically, this will cover installation related issues. The warranty should contain what items are covered and what will void them. Frogtown Roofing offers a full one year warranty on all our work performed.

A. If you employ an unlicensed or uninsured roofer, then that means that he doesn't carry workers compensation insurance for his employees. If one of them gets injured on the job then it is you, the home owner, that is responsible for the medical bills and other costs associated with injury. Frogtown Roofing is fully licensed and carries workmanship compensation insurance for all of its employees. Don't let someone who is under-qualified and uninsured work on your home!

Roof Repair Project Concerns

A. Asphalt shingle material performance depends of the quality, quantity and compatibility of asphalt fillers, reinforcements and surface granules. There are two kinds of asphalt shingles (based on the type of reinforcement mat used); fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass shingles are more fire- and moisture-resistant than organic shingles. Organic shingles have good wind resistance, high tear strength and can be installed in colder temperatures.
Consumers also should keep in mind a roofing warranty's length should not be the simple criterion in the selection of a roofing product or roof system because the warranty does not necessarily provide assurance of satisfactory roof system performance.