Oaks Construction is your Rochester, NY, roofing expert. For the convenience of our customers, we’ve put together a list of your most frequently asked questions along with our answers. If you have more questions, we’re always happy to answer! Just call 585.247.OAKS.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

This is one of our most popular questions. Signs that you need a new roof include:

  • Buckled, curled, or cracked shingles
  • Algae growth on the shingles
  • Excessive shingle granules in your gutter system
  • Missing shingles
  • Mold in your attic

Will a new roof add value to my home?

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a new roof is the number one exterior feature that appeals to home buyers. NARI reports that 109% of the value of your new roof is recovered — you could actually make money by putting a new roof on your home.

Is a new roof tax deductible?

A new roof is listed as a home improvement. Home improvements are, unfortunately, not tax deductible.

How long can I expect my roof to last?

Most roofing systems are able to offer about 20 years of use before they need to be replaced.

How much does a new roof cost?

Every roof is different and will cost a different amount. Roofing contractors consider size, old roof removal, style, slope, shape, materials, chimneys, vents, and more when determining price.

Financing is available through Oaks Construction to make your new roof installation easy and affordable.

When is the best time to replace my roof?

Roofers generally work year-round, but summer and fall provide the most dry, warm days for roofing contractors to replace roofs safely and effectively.

Do I have to replace my roof with the same gray shingles?

Asphalt shingles are now available in a multitude of colors and textures. Ask us to show you samples of the variety of brands and styles we offer.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for new roof installation?

Clear the area around your home, including the driveway, as much as possible. This allows the contractor extra space for equipment and vehicles. A new roof installation is generally done in a day or two, so the inconvenience should be minimal.

Will a new roof save me money on my homeowners insurance?

Depending on your policy, you could get a 5% to 35% discount for a new roof. Ask your representative for the details of your policy.

Have more questions? Feel free to call 585.247.OAKS and speak to a representative from Oaks Construction today!

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