Frequently Asked Questions

How can I determine if I have water damage?

Water penetration and once inside,migration, is a huge problem in our area. Roof leaks and improper ground drainage at foundations are usually the culprit. Broken pipes and pipe leaks are also a source of water penetration. We use moisture detecting equipment, without damaging floors, walls or ceilings to determine the source and find you a solution.

What are your labor warranties?

One year for most interior projects and lifetime limited on Roofing.

How can I determine if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced?

Roof repairs can be carried out during the average 30 year lifespan but when roofing can no longer be protected from water penetration, despite regular maintenance, roof replacement may be required. Check for cracked or missing shingles and damaged flashing and contact a Showcase Interiors for a roof inspection.

My roof leaks. Do I need to replace it immediately?

If a roof leak is the result of a minor damage, roof repair may be all that is required. Showcase Interiors technicians are trained to promptly identify the source of roof leaks and provide practical repair solutions.

How long do new roofs last?

The average life span of a roof is about 20 years with regular maintenance. Certain types of roofing can last 30 years or longer including cement fiber, tile, slate and metal.

I received quotes for several different roof prices, how do I know which one to choose?

Roof quotes may vary due to insurance or lack thereof, use of subcontractors, or limited experience. Property owners are advised to carefully research a roof contractor's credentials since lower quotes may indicate substandard work.

What is the industry standard for warranties?

Manufacturer warranties are regulated by industry standards and cover defects in roofing materials only; while warranties for labor are offered by roofing contractors and vary widely depending on the contractor. We offer a lifetime limited labor warranty.

Can roofing be installed or repaired during winter?

There are no standard temperature guidelines for installing asphalt roof shingles although certain, materials can become brittle during colder months. An experienced roofing contractor will store materials properly and work with one bundle at a time. Showcase Interiors offers qualified roof installation and repair at any time for the year.

What is the best asphalt shingle to use on my roof?

Asphalt shingles must be in compliance with standards and applicable building codes. The performance of asphalt shingles also depends on their compatibility with surrounding roof components in addition to quality.

When should a shingle underlayment be used?

The use of an underlayment protects shingles and decking from wood resins and water penetration and increases fire resistance. Manufacturer warranties also require the use of an underlayment in most cases.

My contractor wants to use staples instead of nails to install my roof. Is that OK?

Showcase Interiors uses industry recommended galvanized steel or corrosion resistant nails for all asphalt installations according to building code requirements and manufacturer recommendations.

Are asphalt shingles environmentally friendly?

Asphalt shingles are available in fiberglass or organic format. Organic shingles are saturated with asphalt for waterproofing and are less environmentally friendly due to a high asphalt content compared to fiberglass or composite shingles.

How do I get rid of moss or algae on a roof?

A mild detergent or solution of bleach and water should be applied by hand using a sponge and then rinsed thoroughly. Power washing and scrubbing is not recommended.

Can hail damage my roof?

Hail can cause damage to shingles and in more severe cases expose felt underlayment and substrates. Contact Showcase Interiors for an evaluation following a hail storm or any other extreme weather event.