Frequently Asked Questions
What are there streak stains on my roof?
Do I really need attic ventilation?
Yes! Proper ventilation is integral to the performance of your roof system. The Limited Lifetime Warranty offered on all our Certainteed Integrity Roofing Systems requires proper ventilation and installation.
Can I use a radiant barrier on my roof?
Yes! Properly installed radiant barriers are compatible with our Certainteed Integrity Roofing Systems. If installed per manufacture guidelines, use of a radiant barrier will not void the Certainteed Limited Lifetime Warranty. Radiant barriers can be a great option for reducing energy costs in your home.
Can I use a sprayed in foam installation with my Certainteed shingle?
Yes! Certainteed allows the use of a properly installed spray foam insulation, often referred to as a “nailboard insulation”, with their Certainteed Integrity System. This will not void the warranty, though it is important to make sure that your roof remains properly ventilated to prolong the life of the roof components.
What is Tobacco-Juicing?
Can you roof over my existing shingles?
Providing local code allows, it is possible to recover your existing asphalt shingle. However, this may void your manufacturer warranty. In order to offer a Certainteed 5-Star Warranty, we must be allowed to remove your existing roof covering down to the decking. 3:16 Roofing & Construction does not recommend reshingling over your existing shingle layer as we are unable to see any damage that may exist underneath the surface.
Why are my shingles losing granules?
If my roof is leaking do I need to replace the entire roof?
A leaking roof can have many different causes. The goal of your roof covering is to shed water off your roof and away from your home. When a roofing system fails, it's important to pinpoint the cause. Calling a qualified roofing inspector, like 3:16 Roofing & Construction, to inspect your roof is easy and hassle-free. We can inspect the roof to determine if the damage is repairable or not.
How long do roofs last?
What is flashing?
How long will it take to install my new roof?
This is dependent upon the size of your home, weather forecasts, and the type of roof you’re having installed. Typically, 3:16 Roofing & Construction completes most asphalt shingle roof installations in just one day. We try to make the process as quick and simple as we can while offering a quality service that doesn’t cut any corners.
Is my property damage covered by insurance?
In the event that your home or property is damaged by a storm, your homeowner's insurance carrier is there to provide appropriate coverage where applicable. Each homeowners policy is different, so it's best to contact your insurance company to request an inspection if you suspect there may be damage. If you're uncertain weather there is damage, call 3:16 Roofing & Construction and we'll provide a free inspection report so you'll have a clear picture of your home's integrity.