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FAQ’s from New York’s #1 Roofing Contractor

How much does it cost to replace a roof in NYC?

The cost of replacing a roof in NYC can vary based on several factors, such as the size and type of roof, the materials used, and the complexity of the installation. However, instead of providing a specific price, I can help offer some important questions to ask to ensure you are getting quality for your residential or commercial roof. Remember you are not buying a product, you are buying that roofing contractors’ unique work. Make sure you’re getting quality with that “Great price”.

  1. How will you protect my home?
  2. Do you pay per layer of removal, or are all layers included?
  3. What will be done about soft and rotten wood? Extra Cost? 
  4. What is used around the edges of my roof to protect moisture carried in from the wind?
  5. What type of shingle is included? (NOT ALL SHINGLES ARE THE SAME!)
  6. Ventilation? 
  7. How will you seal my chimney? 
  8. Warranty? Prorated, or non-prorated? 

Who are the top roofing companies?

All Weather Pro, Inc. 

C&D Brooklyn Roofers

A&E Queens Roofers

Can you negotiate the price on roofing?

Most good sized, long standing company’s offer discounts based on some partnerships and programs. Don’t be afraid to ask! 

How can you tell a good roofer?

First off, They are fully licensed, insured and bonded. You want to make sure they have a roofers policy specifically so your home is covered in case of incidentals. 

They have referrals, reviews, good standing with BBB and a portfolio of RECENT work to show you. So many more ways to tell, but treat your estimate like an interview since the work outcome is often a reflection of them. 

Does a roofer need a license in NYC?

YES! They need to be fully licensed, Insured and Bonded. Make sure it’s the correct policy for the work they are doing on your home and they have enough coverage. 

How do I find a reliable roofer in my area?

Since the BBB recommends you get 2-3 quotes to compare quality as well as price, I recommend you find one from a referral, one from a local map search and one from a google search. This way you get one from someone that possibly you have seen their work, one “local guy” and one who might not be super local but high quality and good price. Good to get a gauge of what’s out there. 

What type of roofing is best for a flat roof?

For flat roofing, it typically has issues where seams and flashings open, as well as pooling water. Knowing that, The best type of roof for flat or low slope roofs is definitely something with little to no seams. That’s critical. STAY AWAY from that new silicone coating. That is not an ideal roofing product and has a poor adherence rate. This leads to more costly fixes in the future on top of many other issues. 

How long does a flat roof last in New York?

A flat roof typically lasts for 10 years no matter the material used. With proper maintenance and upkeep, some materials can last a lifetime. 

What are the regulations for a flat roof?

Depends on if it is a “re-roof” or “new construction”. 

What are flat roofs in NYC made of?

So many different options… I see Cement, Metal, Wood, Hot Mop(Mopped on Tar), River Rock Roofs, Modified Bitumen, Torch-down, Silicone, Acrylics, Shingles (yes i’ve seen them on a flat roof ha ha) and rubber roofs. 

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