6 Most Frequently Asked East Texas Roofing Questions


Most home and business owners realize a roof is one of the most important structural components of your building. It can also be one of the most expensive to replace. Whether your questions involve Dallas roofing, East Texas roofing or long-term maintenance, we’re here to help.

How do you know when it’s time for a roof replacement?

If your roof is more than 20 years old, you need to call for a free roofing inspection. Other signs include missing shingles, shingles that are curling at the edges, seeing daylight from inside your attic or finding granules in the gutter downspouts.

How long does roof replacement take?

We complete most of our residential replacement jobs in under two days. Commercial roofing or new construction may take a little longer, depending on the size of your building and the scope of your project.

Can I repair my own roof?

You might be the kind of person that saves money by changing your own oil, sealing your own deck and installing your own sprinkler system. However, roofing is best left to professionals. An improperly repaired roof can lead to leaks, mold, mildew and structural damage. It’s often not apparent repairs aren’t sufficient until it’s too late. Even small repairs come with safety hazards. If you do work yourself, you may void any warranty that covers your roof.

Does a steep pitch or shallow pitch last longer?

When homeowners are in the design phase, they often ask how a roof’s angle impacts longevity. A steep roof allows organic matter like leaves and branches to slide off. Water can’t accumulate as easily and moss is less likely to grow. However, the south facing side also receives more direct, harsh sunlight so it may deteriorate faster.

With every roof, the side that receives the worst weather is going to break down fastest. Factors like adequate venting and consistent roofing maintenance have a much greater impact than pitch.

What is the best time of year for roof replacement?

Some experts say wait for slow months to get the best prices and service, but at Advantage Roofing we prioritize transparent pricing and excellent customer service all year. We advise clients not to put off roof repairs until cold weather months, because then you run the risk of having several rainy days in a row when your roof is leaking. However, it is possible to replace a roof in winter. Call for an inspection as soon as you begin to suspect a problem.

What does a new roof cost?

There are a lot of factors involved when it comes to roof pricing. The type of material you choose, what type of repairs you need, the size of your home or business and how many layers you currently have all impact cost. When comparing estimates, be sure to check the reputation of the roofing company you’re considering. Choose someone known for providing quality materials and standing by their work.

We’re happy to answer your Dallas roofing or East Texas roofing questions in person. Get in touch with Advantage Roofing to find out more about our services.