The roofing business has dozens of terms and specific language that you may not understand. We want you to know exactly what you're getting when you hire us. We've outlined simple and straight forward answers to questions our customers typically have.
Do I need to be home when the roof is being installed?Answer:
No. As long as our men have a clear driveway, open gates, and outside electric; the job can be done.
How does Yuras Roofing Company install their valleys?Answer:
We use a 'California Cut" style valley. A 20 inch wide galvanized valley roll is installed first, then two courses of shingles are installed over top.
What is the purpose of felt?Answer:
Felt is a secondary layer of waterproofing applied before shingles are nailed on. It can also serve as a temporary water proof layer in the case of a sudden rain shower.
What is the difference between 15lb. and 30lb. felt, and which will my roof need?Answer:
Most standard pitched roofs only need a 15lb. felt for proper underlayment. 30lb. is used for many specialty applications such as: low pitch roofs, steep roofs (pitches over 7 on twelve), flat areas to be roofed with roll roofing, and new construction.
How long do most jobs take?Answer:
Most homes can be completed in one day. Larger jobs may require a day and a half, and we always allow 2 days for steep roof. If your job is not completed in one day, your yard will be cleaned before leaving the job site, (as if we were finished). After finishing the roof the next day, we will re-clean the premises.
What happens if there is a chance of rain?Answer:
We do our best to constantly monitor local weather radars and predict the best time to do the roof. Typically, if the rain chance is around 50% we will not do the roof.
Will my roof be stapled or nailed?Answer:
All shingles will be nailed. We use four (1 1/4" nails) nails per shingle, installed using a pneumatic gun. Roofs should never be stapled unless over an open soffit area.
Why are there waves in my roof?Answer:
The waves in most roofs are caused by thin plywood builders used when building your home. 3/8" plywood was used on many houses instead of 1/2" plywood to save money. Over the years heat and settling of the home makes waves in the plywood appear.
Will I have nails sticking through the plywood in my attic?Answer:
Yes, City and county code compliance requires the nails penetrate through the entire plywood surface.
How much more would ridge vent benefit me verses using turbines?Answer:
Ridge Vent is a ventilation system available for homeowners. Typically just two pieces of ridge vent can do the job of one turbine. Just 20 pieces of ridge vent does the job of TEN turbines!