FAQ: Ohio Roofing Advice You Can Trust

How long does a roof last?

New roof system last usually over 20 to 25 years if you maintain them every 5 to 8 years with a small maintenance on them.

What are the Black streaks on my roof?

This is algae that is growing on your shingles in most areas. It does not affect the life of your shingles, commonly called a fungus. This can look terrible on your roof. We can eliminate this with our copper granules in our shingles.

What does a roof usually cost?

This is very hard to tell you without seeing all factors of your roof. Like: size of roof. How many layers do you currently have on now? We understand you are conscious about the budget and keeping costs under control. Therefore, the most efficient way to estimate a price is to have MacGregor Roofing Estimation come out and inspect your roof. This is a commitment-free certified roof inspection.

How often should I clean my siding and gutters?

Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer and twice in the Fall. Siding should be cleared once a year.

How Do I Decide on a Roofing Contractor?

When it comes to roofing, you want to take the time to evaluate your options. There are many roofers in Columbus and the surrounding areas to choose from, and the best roofer may not be the first person you call or the lowest priced quote may or may not be the right choice.

In order to determine the ideal roofer, consider the following:

  • Clear Proposals – It starts with the quality of the written proposal. Experienced, fair roofers will provide a detailed, easy to understand proposal with information that includes the type of roof, the maker of the roofing materials, additional materials used on the build, a complete listing of the scope of the project, the way that the roof will be installed, the warranty information, and more. The better contractors will be transparent, and will clearly describe the work and the pricing considerations.

  • Sensible Pricing – Neither the least expensive nor the most expensive is necessarily the best option. If you receive one quote that is much greater or much less than other quotes, it may be worth pausing and determining why. Great companies can still offer great prices, but there should be a clear and understandable reason for the pricing determination.

  • Warranty – Contractors regularly offer warranties. One warranty will be from the manufacturer of the shingles, and this can be as much as 20 years or more. The other will be the roofing contractor’s work, which is typically one to two years. Take these warranties into consideration with the project.

Finally, don’t be afraid to look at reviews, ask about previous clients, or find out if you can see previous work. The quality of a great roofer can be seen in the projects that they have completed and the satisfied customers.

Why Hire Macgregor Roofing Company?

For the average homeowner, it can be challenging to tell the difference between roofers in Columbus, so most simply select the lowest quote. While Newman is frequently competitive, you should also consider additional factors, such as customer service, reliability, experience, and more.

Macgregor Roofing is a family owned business that employs only the best technicians, believes strongly in transparency and customer service, and works as efficiently as possible to complete your project. We know you have a choice in roofers, so we make it a goal of ours to show you how we try to excel in the field of residential and commercial roofing in Wickliffe, OH.

Can I Hire a Roofer in Winter?

Absolutely. There are considerations that need to be made when you work with a roofer in winter. The roofer will need a place to keep the shingles warm, and specific roofing techniques, like hand tabbing, may be important for avoiding some of the issues brought on by colder weather. But roofing is also often less expensive during this time of year, and the results can still be exactly as you hoped/expected.

I Am Home All Day – Will Roofing Be Noisy?

Sometimes. Roofing does require many tools that can and do often make loud noises. However, we’ll do our best to be as quiet as possible. If you have any special considerations, such as a specific time period where quiet is necessary, please let us know and we’ll talk to our staff about finding ways to reduce noise wherever we can.

My Roofing Contractor Re-Used My Roof’s Flashings. Shouldn’t They Be Replaced?

In some cases, the flashings of the roof can be re-used. It is best to review the bid and the scope. If the roofer recommended new flashings – or any new materials – and did not provide them, then they are breaking the contract and the expectations. If they did not list them, then they were not included in the scope of the project, and may not have been necessary.