FAQ

1. what signs that I need a new roof?

  • Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped.
  • Bald spots where granules are missing.
  • Cracked shingles.
  • Your roof is at least 20 years old; while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles.
  • The roof just looks old and worn.
  • Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.
  • Dark streaks. Airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it may not look good.
  • Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don't get much sunlight, especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won't prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface. You may need to contact a professional roofing contractor.

2. if my roof is leaking do I have to repair the whole thing?

  • A single roof leak might not always mean you need to have your entire roof replaced. It could be caused by several reasons, some of which are easily fixed with a minor repair. However, multiple leaks or signs of roof damage could mean it's time to replace your roof before more leaks or water damage to your home occur.Missing or Cracked Shingles. The shingles on your roof are the first defense against water leaking into your home. Missing asphalt shingles which have been blown away by strong winds or cracked tile shingles can easily be replaced. Exposed parts of your roof's underlayment or decking could allow water to seep in through screw/nail holes, which can easily be sealed. However, if you have multiple areas on your roof showing such damage it might be time to consider replacing your roof now, or in the next two to three years. Flashing Leaks. A roof leak, especially in a tile roof, could be caused by leaks in the flashing or underlayment in your roof. Tile roofs are designed to last a long time, but flashings and seams commonly need maintenance to prevent or repair leaks. Sagging Areas. If your roof is leaking and sagging, it is no longer a question of whether you should repair or replace your roof. You need an expert inspection of your roof to determine if you have a problem with your roof decking. Your home's foundation could also cause it to sag. Damage to your roof decking could require an entire tear-off to protect your home from further damage. If the roof is leaking, do not take a chance trying to repair it on your own. Sometimes your money is better spent replacing your roof instead of continually repairing small leaks, especially if your roof is more than 20 years old. The best time of the year to repair or replace your roof is before the rainy months begin.

3. What is the average life of a roof?

  • 20-40 years, depends on the type of roof system

4. What is the best roof system for a flat roof?

  • we prefer the 20 year torch down system for flat roofs, we've been doing it for 30+ years and it's stood the test of time.

5. Should I replace my roof before selling my home?

  • A new roof definitely adds great value to a home sale but it greatly depends on the existing conditions of the roof and A.R.S. Roofing can do roof inspections for a small fee.

6. How do I know if my business needs a new roof?

  • 7 Signs Your Building Needs Replacement
    • -Sagging Spots
    • -Musty Odors
    • -Interior Water Damage
    • -Bubbles and Blistering
    • -Climbing Energy Bills
    • -Clogged Drains
    • -Loose Roofing Material

7. How long can I expect my commercial roof system to last?

  • We offer the 20 year torch down system, 25 year TPO system

8. Is there anything I need to do to maintain my commercial roof warranty?

There are 3 main types of warranties when it comes to commercial roofing. Roofing contractors typically offer one of these three warranties in some form and/or variation. Below are the common commercial roofing warranties in the market:

  • Manufacturer's Material Warranties
    • Manufacturer's Material Warranties are material warranties covered by the manufacturers. It is important to select a roofing contractor that is a certified installer of the manufacture's systems. A certified installer is one that is experienced with the manufacturer's roofing products. Furthermore, the roofing contractor has a working relationship with the manufacturer to come out and a manufacturer representative would inspect the installation before issuing a manufacturer's warranty certificate. The manufacturer's warranties cover any defect and/or failure from the manufacturer's roofing products. A major concern with this warranty by itself is that if there are any issues with the roofing system, materials will be provided by the manufacturer but installation is not included.



  • Manufacturer's Systems Warranties
    • Manufacturer's Systems Warranties are one of the safer warranties in commercial roofing as they are broader in scope and has the roofing manufacturer cover the materials and labor. Furthermore, it provides the building owner the peace of mind that if anything were to happen to the roofing system during the warranty period, then the manufacturer will be responsible to make the repairs at no additional cost to the owner. Some concerns about these warranties are the response time for services. The manufacturer typically does not have its own in-house roofers and would need to subcontract out the repair work to a roofing company. This can delay the turnaround time for the roofing service to be completed.



  • Contractor's Workmanship Warranties
    • Contractor's Workmanship Warranties are warranties that the roofing contractor covers materials and labor for the duration of the warranty period. These types of warranties are also broad in scope (like Manufacturer's Systems Warranties) and will provide the building owner a reasonable turnaround time for services as the roofing contractor is usually local and has material and labor readily available to respond.
    • As you read, warranties and coverage can vary widely depending on the type of warranties and verbiage. Understanding your commercial roofing warranty upfront will significantly protect yourself and potentially save you money and headaches during the warranty period.