Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I need a new roof?
Call us for a roof inspection. Most builder-grade shingles are lower quality and may only last between 10-12 years. A higher end shingle may last between 15-18 years in SWFL. Tile and metal can last twice as long as asphalt shingles, but tile often needs maintenance every few years. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, it is better to have a professional check it out before there is a problem and before the hurricane season.
Q: How much does a new roof cost?
As with a home in general, the larger the roof, the more expensive it is to replace. The second factor is material selection. Shingles are the most affordable option. A 5V crimp metal roof is about 30% more. Standing seam metal roofs and tile roofs are double the price or more of a shingle roof. However, these roof options are expected to last at least twice as long as a shingle roof. We offer free estimates so there is no risk to you to find out exactly how much your project will cost.
Q: I don’t have the money for a new roof, what are my options?
The best option would most likely be your local bank. Your local bank may offer home improvement loans, utilizing your home’s equity at the lowest possible rates.
Trademark Roofing also partners with multiple financing companies that can offer a wide range of options to best fit your financial situation. From long-term fixed rates to 0% interest and payments for 12 months, we will work with you to find a solution.
Trademark Roofing is also partners with a P.A.C.E. lender, Ygrene. Ygrene offers home improvement loans that utilize your home’s equity and are applied to your property tax bill. These loans have flexible terms from 5 to 30 years and can be an affordable option for homeowners.
Q: How long does it take to install a new roof?
Shingle roofs take an average of 1-1/2 weeks to complete counting time to pull a permit, tear off the roof, dry in inspection, shingle installation, and final inspection. Starting time can vary based on the backlog at the time you sign up, but generally, we can start within a few days.
Q: I’ve heard horror stories about roofers, how do I know you aren’t going to disappear after I give you my money?
Trademark Roofing is a professional company committed to serving Southwest Florida and we are here to stay. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are a member of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. We realize that replacing the roof on your home is one of the most costly expenses of owning a home. It is completely understandable that you may feel apprehensive about handing over a check. That is why we structure our payment schedule as we do.
Trademark requires 30% of the total cost to be paid before we start each project. Once this deposit is paid, your underlayment and other materials are delivered to your home. We do not require another payment until we tear off your old roof and dry-in your home. After this work is completed, the second 30% is due to be paid. Your new roofing material will then be delivered to your home. Upon completion of your roof, the remaining 40% is to be paid.