Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Replace My Entire Roof If I Find a Leak?

Not always. A Leaky roof can be a result of flashings that have become loose or a section of the roof has been damaged. However, a total roof failure is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials. Make sure to contact roofing contractor who will come out and properly diagnose whether the situation needs immediate repair or not. At Armor Xteriors we will always be honest about whether work needs to be done, and if a total roof needs to be installed, we will work with you to get the financing that fits your budget.

Do I Have To Tear Off My Old Roof?

Most roofing material manufacturers consider it best practice to tear off all old roofing if possible in order to inspect the decking underneath. Depending on what materials were used in the old layers of roofing, it is sometimes impossible to install a new roof over the old. The appearance would be less than acceptable.

How Long Can I Expect My Roof To Last?

The condition and lifespan of your roof heavily depends on the type of roof you choose, weather, and maintenance which your roof has received. Roofing manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products, so take a look at the warranties on their products to see what responsibilities and financial obligations they will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lifetime

Will The Roofing Installation Mess With My Daily Routine?

It is true that the roofing process can be disruptive, at Armor we work hard to minimize the impact on you and your family. However, for several days, your home does become a construction jobsite. Before we begin work on your home, we will outline the things you can do to prepare for our arrival.

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A new roof can be quite the investment, and we want to make sure you have all the knowledge in order to make a more informed purchase. Head on over to our contact page and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.

The Positive Financial Impact of Siding

The siding you choose might not be able to influence traffic patterns in Chattanooga, but it will have a say in how much money you can save in electrical cost. Here are three of the major benefits of installing energy efficient siding this fall.

Upfront Financial Benefits

Vinyl siding is relatively less expensive initially because it costs less to install than wood, fiber cement and many other types of siding.

Long-term Financial Benefit

Vinyl siding is less costly over time because maintenance expenses are virtually non-existent. You don’t need to repaint or restain it like wood. In fact there’s barely any upkeep at all, other than the occasional hose shower.

Energy financial benefits

Insulated siding’s high R-value (resistance to heat) will keep energy costs manageable, giving you naturally cooler summers and efficiently warmer winters.

We strongly recommend walking/driving around your neighborhood to see how different home siding styles work (and don’t work). Before you fuel up, you also have the convenience of seeing an array of cool and complementary siding styles in our gallery.

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Replacing Your Windows in the Winter Can Give Your Home Immediate Comfort

Window replacement generally is looked at as a summer-only project, but there are many benefits to replacing your windows during the fall or winter.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, poorly insulated or old windows could account for more than 25% of your average household energy bill. Anotherwords, if you have older windows, during winter you could be losing up 25% of the heat your furnace is generating.

New windows are an easy way to have an immediate effect on the comfort of your home, keeping Chattanooga’s cold, winter air outside and maintaining a comfort warmth inside your home. In addition, they will also help you save energy and lower your energy bill. Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows can shrink your energy bills — and carbon footprint — by an average of 12 percent nationwide, compared to non-ENERGY STAR products.

Luckily, you don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to replace your windows. You can replace your windows this fall or winter and start saving on your energy bills now. And with Armor Xteriors affordable financing, you can replace your windows at a price you can afford.

Click here to learn more about how Armor Xteriors can replace all the windows in your home with energy efficient double hung for under $100/mo!

 

Benefits When Considering A New Roof

Owning a home requires regular maintenance and repair work and you need to consider the ROI for your money and homeowners in the Chattanooga area regularly make the decision to invest in a new roof for their home.

Most people do not even think about the idea of installing a new roof until it starts to leak or when it starts falling apart, which is understandable given that a new roof can be quite expensive. Because of the cost, homeowners will try and delay the repairs as long as possible. But sometimes it makes sense to complete the project now instead of waiting.

If you are trying to decide on new roof, you should consider some of these benefits:

Protection

Did you know that an old roof can risk the safety of your family! Over time, a roof will start to deteriorate because of harsh weather elements. This leads to water damage, which has a domino effect on many other aspects of your property.

Eventually, the walls, insulation and the ceiling of your home could buckle and fall apart. If the roof isn’t keeping out the water each time it rains, that water will damage your home.

Another serious safety factor is mold growth. When moisture leaks in and sits in the insulation, ceiling, and walls, it could cause mold to grow and spread through your home. Mold can cause serious health issues for your family.

Value

New roofs can help with insulation of the property, which in turn boosts the energy efficiency of your home. You might notice a decrease in your utility bills after the installation is complete.

You will also see your property value go up. If you are planning to sell in the future, the appraiser will increase the price because of the new, high-quality roof.

Warranty and Maintenance Plans

Even with a new roof, there is a still a possibility that something could go wrong in the future. But installing a new roof resets the warranty and maintenance plan. If you run into any issues, you can contact the roofing contractor for assistance. At Armor Xteriors, we offer affordable financing options to help you get what you need for the price you can afford. Head over to our specials and financing page to learn more.

Aesthetics

Upgrading your roof is a great way to upgrade the appearance of your home. If your roof looks run-down, it can negatively affect your curb appeal. Set the right impression for friends and family by replacing your roof to make your home look good.

Still not sure if a new roof is right for you? Head of to our specials and financing page ands see how affordable a new roof can actually be! Then, head on over to our estimate page and receive a fast FREE estimate.