Q: Can NIR Roof Care help me maintain my roof?
A: Yes we can! We have Certified Roof Care Specialists across the country that specialize in repairs, preventative maintenance and leak repairs on all types of roof systems. All roofs require periodic inspections and maintenance in order to perform as designed to achieve the longest possible service life from the roof system.
Q: Do you do free estimates?
A: Of course. We would be happy to come inspect your roof, offer advice on what you may need, and listen to what you want.
Q: My roof ponds water. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?
A: It may be possible to use tapered insulation or add roof drains to expel your ponding problems. It is usually impossible to eliminate 100% of ponding because of building settlement and deflections in the roof decking.
Q: My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
A: Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. We can replace only the wet areas and roof over them, saving the cost of a complete tear-off. We can recommend a NIR Roof Care Plan to maintain your roof. Having a NIR Roof Care Plan will extend the current life of your Roof by 100%.
Q: If my roof is at the end of its life cycle and starts to leak, is it necessary to tear off the whole roof and replace it?
A: No, not necessarily. We can do an infrared moisture scan to determine the extent of wet roofing and insulation.
Q: Is there a chance we will have water damage from rain after the roofing crew leaves our project for the night?
A: No. Our crews only remove as much roofing as they can replace in one day. The job, your building, is watertight at the end of each day.
Q: What are the advantages of a white roofing system?
A: A white roof surface reflects sunlight, keeping it 20% cooler than a black roof. If lowering your cooling costs is a concern, then a white roof may help. Some larger cities, like Chicago, are now making white roof surfaces a requirement to help offset heat generated by asphalt pavement and concrete structures.
Q: Does NIR Roof Care do residential and small commercial?
A: Yes. If you have a flat or low sloped roof, we do them all.
Q: Can I do the work myself?
A: Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.
Q: I have a flat roof, what is the best system?
A: There is no one roof system that is best for all applications. Keep in mind that even if the best materials are used, the roof can still leak if it is installed improperly. Good workmanship and proper attention to detail are just as important as material selection.
Q: How long can I expect my roof system to last?
A: Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer. Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance. We have several customers who have extended the lives of their roof well beyond the 20-year marker by having a NIR Roof Care plan. This is why we are so passionate about the care of your roof!
Q: If I purchase a roofing system from NIR Roof Care, is there a lag time from when I sign the contract and when the job starts?
A: Usually we can get started right away, weather permitting and the down payment is in hand. The only lag would be waiting for permits and possible material shipment if it is a very large project.