There are a lot of questions that a roof owner may have in the Kendall Park NJ area. Today, we decided to answer a few of the most commonly asked ones:

Kendall Park NJ Roofing Q & A

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  • There is no roofing felt under the shingles. Is this the right way to install them?

No. Unless it’s an overlay, there should be felt separating the roofing materials and the deck. Many times people will do it the wrong way to save money. The felt acts as a vapor barrier between the roof deck and the shingles, is a waterproofing element of the roof, and prevents the wood deck from sucking up oils from the asphalt shingles.

  • How much longer will a metal roof last than more common roofing materials like asphalt or wood shingle? 

A metal roof will last at least 2 to 3 times longer than a regular roof. While asphalt roofs last usually 15-20 years if maintained, a metal roof will usually last 40 to as many as 60 years! Not only that, metal doesn’t decompose or deteriorate like wood and asphalt.

 

  • How often should I have my gutters cleaned?

It is recommended to clean your gutters at least twice a year. If you’ve got a bunch of trees that are close to your Kendall Park NJ roof, you should clean them 3-4 times annually.

  • Why does a roof need ventilation? 

Ventilation helps reduce the heat in the attic during the summer months and helps decrease moisture buildup under your roof. This is important because it puts less wear and tear on your shingles and roof deck.

Biondo Contracting provides roof repairs, roof replacements, roof installations, and many more roofing services to the Central NJ area in towns such as East Brunswick, South Brunswick, Hillsborough, Bedminster, South Plainfield, Green Brook, Avenel, Somerset, Bridgewater, Highland Park, Kendall Park, Manalapan, Colts Neck, and many more. Call today for a free roofing estimate.