How long does it take to re-roof a home?
A rough estimate of 10 squares daily might be a good measuring stick, but remember every home is different. Some have many hips, valleys, pitches, and angles. Others are relatively flat. Some homes have plywood with composition shingles directly on it; while others have skip sheeting where plywood needs to be applied. Even weather and the time of year play a part in the re-roof process. All these factors and more will contribute to the duration of a roof installation.
Can MCS roof in the rain?
What you should know is that we will protect your home and it’s under warranty for us to do so. We will typically tear and seal as we go during the winter months leaving small areas exposed at a time.
We don’t tear off in the rain as it will lead to exposed attic and would obviously cause damage, but it’s necessary to hit weather windows to protect your home. For this reason roofers will sometimes install shingles in the rain if the roof is torn off and sealed. Ideally, we would all roof in sunny and blue skies, but we live in Seattle so it’s not always the case.
What kind of warranty does MCS have?
We are proud to offer a full lifetime warranty on our craftsmanship. We believe our workmanship will outlast the roofing shingles! We also allow our warranty to be transferred to a new owner! View our sample warranty HERE.
How does MCS protect my flowers and shrubbery?
We protect your plants in a number of different ways. The most important thing for you to remember is we don’t want to buy new plants and we really care about your happiness and referrals so we will certainly try our best. We use tarps, build boxes, incorporate plywood and ladders, but by far the best thing we can do is care a lot about your experience and be ultra-careful!
How do I know when it’s time to replace my roof?
Compositions shingles have a life expectancy of 20-50 years in ideal conditions when taken care of properly. This almost never happens so they typically don’t last as long as they should. We look for a couple different things on an asphalt shingled roof.
- Cracks – Horizontal or vertical cracks in the tiles are bad news and that means you’re getting close to replacement.
- Granular loss – Granules are baked on the shingles to protect from the sun’s rays. This means the UV will break the fiberglass and asphalt down when it’s not deflected. If your shingles are shedding granules it’s probably time for a new roof.
- Cedar Shakes – These wood roofs have small “slits” in between the shingles called keyways. The top of the keyway is about 20” up a 24” long shingle and starts off relatively thin. When this wears through it’s time to replace.
What types of shingles does MCS offer?
CertainTeed and Owens Corning roofing shingles because we believe them to be the best and most consistent quality on the market. We want to give you the best in everything we do and these two brands have stood the test of time and offer the greatest protection to you as the homeowner.
What is your turn around time?
We feel good about each roofing crew doing 2 jobs per week in the summer months and 1 job in the winter time. We always want to maximize the daylight in the summers without scaring the roofs when it gets too hot. During the winter we have to watch weather windows as to not leave the roofs exposed. Our goal is to keep our crews happy and product a quality roof!
How long have you been in business?
Our employees have been roofing and remodeling since 2001. Our crews are trained and certified and we believe in continual education. MCS Roofing, however, is a relatively new company as we re-branded opened our doors in 2015.
What are your accreditations?
We are a certified roof installer through CertainTeed and Owens Corning Roofing products. We believe heavily in the major brands and stand behind their products.