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FAQ

Q: Do I need to be home when the work is being performed on my home?

A: If we are working on your roof, you don't have to be home, it’s not necessary, please do so if it makes you feel better to be home while we work on the interior of your home. We ask that you remain available by phone for questions that may arise.

Q: Should I take time off from work when roof repairs are scheduled?

A: We do not recommend scheduling time off work, occasionally our schedules change unavoidably due to factors like weather conditions, changes in the scope of the job, availability of material, etc.

Q: Do you need to get inside of the house?

A: Not for normal roofing jobs, yes if we will be installing a skylight. 

Q: Will you need access to utilities when working on my house?

A: Access to standard 120V electrical outlet and water will be needed. For older homes we ask for access to the electrical panel in case a breaker trips while our equipment is running.

Q: What happens if you find dry rot on my job?

A: If damaged or rotted wood is found, we will remove what is necessary to reveal the extent of the damage. We will then estimate the cost of the additional repairs, and you will be contacted by Ron Ryan with the revised figure. No additional work will be performed without your approval.

Q: Am I obligated to use Ryan Contracting and Roofing LLC for dry rot repairs?

A: No, you are not obligated to order repairs from Ryan Contracting and Roofing LLC. Be aware though, if you contract a third party to do the repairs, the third party assume responsibility for roof substrate, water-tightness and scheduled inspections by the city.

Q: How can I recognize my roof has problems?

A: Too often, roof problems present themselves after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Always be alert for danger signs like excessive electric bills, splotchy or dark areas on roof, cracked, curling or missing shingles, exterior decay, peeling or blistering paint, water stains on interior walls and/or ceilings, water in attic after storms or leakage after ice buildup.  If you suspect something is wrong, call Ryan Contracting and Roofing LLC to schedule a free roof inspection.

Q: If my roof leaks, do I need to have it totally replaced?

A: Not necessarily. There are many reasons that can cause a roof to leak.  Leaking can be due to flashings that have come loose or because a damaged section of the roof. Roof failure, though, is generally irreversible and can be the result of improper installation or choice of materials, or a roof system being mismatched to the type of building. If your roof is leaking, call to schedule a roof inspection as soon as possible to have the situation assessed.

Q: Do I need to get a building permit?

A: That depends on your location, most of the time we take care of any licenses or permits that may be required.

Q: How long does a roofing job usually take?

A: Average residential re-roofs typically take one or two days of good weather.

Q: Do you offer a Residential Roof Maintenance Plan?

A: Residential Roof Maintenance Plans are not recommend.  We feel Residential Maintenance Plans benefit contractor's profit margin.