How long does it take to replace a roof?

Roofs should be replaced around the 20 to 25-year mark. By this time, important materials begin to fail. If you’re not sure of the age of your roof, there are a few signs it’s time for a replacement. Curled shingles, leaks, missing shingles, mold, internal water damage, dents, and bald spots are good indicators. If your roof is new and you are experiencing these problems, call the company who installed the roof to find answers.


What is the best type of roof?

There is no one answer to this question. The most common options for new roofs include asphalt shingles and metal. Both types have pros and cons. If you’re looking for the most affordable option, shingles may be a good choice. If you’re looking for something modern and unique, a metal roof may be better.


If my roof leaks do I need a whole new roof?

It depends on why your roof is leaking. Older roofs with multiple worn spots and missing shingles will likely need to be replaced. If you have a leak coming in from the chimney or a single missing shingle, a repair may work just fine. Our contractors will determine how much damage has been caused by the leak and then make recommendations.


How long do roofs last?

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as tile and metal, can last longer. We recommend consulting our guides on shingle, tile, and metal roofs to understand the longevity of each type of system.

However, it is important to remember that, regardless of the system you choose, the actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors. These factors can include the climate and environment conditions in your area, proper roof design and installation, quality of the material you suggest (and its suitability), and regularly scheduled, quality roof cleaning and maintenance.

Your roofing contractor should offer a workmanship warranty in partnership with the manufacturer’s warranty for your chosen product. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.


What is the cost of a new roof?

This is a good question but it’s the equivalent of asking how much a vehicle costs. The variables involved are endless. Metal roofs, asphalt shingles, colors, styles, textures, designs, slats, and many other factors weigh into this calculation. Luckily, we offer free estimates for potential clients. With no obligation, we will visit your home and provide an estimate for your roof and desired materials.


Can I really extend the life of my roof?

All roofing materials will eventually deteriorate and erode, especially in harsh sun and weather conditions. However, you can absolutely extend the life of your roof with proper maintenance. The mistake most homeowners make is to ignore small repairs as needed. A missing shingle takes little time and costs to fix; but ignoring that missing shingle may allow water to seep in, debris to accumulate and pry other shingles loose, or damage to affect the underlayment. Taking care of small problems can prevent the larger problems for decades.


Do I need to paint my house before the siding installation?

No, if we are installing vinyl siding, we will go over your existing siding and you will never have to paint again.

If we are installing James Hardie® siding, we will remove your existing siding on your home and replace it with James Hardie® and you’ll most likely never paint again.


Soffits and Eaves – How will I take care of that in the future?

That is the great thing about our product. Not only can we wrap your home in new long-lasting siding but we can also take care of your soffits and eaves, making the exterior of your home virtually maintenance-free.


Will the siding crack, fade, buckle, or sag?

When siding was introduced in the 1950s, it had these types of issues. Ongoing changes in the product’s chemistry and installation techniques have improved its performance and furthered its acceptance by homeowners.


Should I Replace My Roof Before I Sell My House?

Roofs can increase your curb appeal greatly. They do not have to be a part of the home but can beautify your home and help it sell. A new roof can also increase your home’s value. A faulty roof can become a barrier to selling your home.


If My Roof Leaks Do I Need A Whole New Roof?

If your roof is leaking, it can most likely be repaired. If your existing shingles are in good condition, many roof leaks can be repaired without replacing the entire roof. A proper inspection by a roofing contractor is required to determine the true cause of the leak and the proper course of action.


What is the best thing I can do to ensure my roof lasts as long as possible?

Periodic visual self-inspections and annual professional roof inspections are invaluable to a homeowner. As discussed, a small problem can become a major issue if not addressed. Regular inspections allow you to make minor repairs before they become larger projects and before a small leak becomes a major leak or a mold issue.


Can I replace my roof myself?

While some home projects can be “DIY’d” and turn out fine, roofing is not one of them. Each year, more than 6,000 Americans die from falls in the home, many of which come from tumbles off from roofs and ladders while doing repairs or regular maintenance, making it one of the most dangerous DIY projects you can do. Plus, you could be violating your roof’s current warranty or do the work improperly, resulting in expensive repairs and replacements down the line Not to mention, a one-man roof replacement job compared to an experienced team of professional roofers warrants a higher risk for mismatched shingles, holes, and other issues with the aesthetics and quality of your roof.


My Roof Is Leaking, But I Just Had New Shingles Put On Last Year – What Could It Be?

The shingles may not have been properly installed, they could have been placed over an existing layer of shingles that is not giving adequate coverage, or there could be new damage due to a recent storm. The best way to find out is to have an inspection and estimate done.


Why should I use Hardie board siding instead of vinyl or metal roofing materials for my roofing project?​

James Hardie siding, more commonly known as Hardie Board, is one of the top siding products to use. It is almost five times thicker than vinyl and resistant to hail damage. It can also withstand winds up to 150 miles per hour. It is an engineered product similar to LP, though uses a composition of cement fibers instead of wood. It is completely fire-resistant, impact-resistant, rot-resistant, and resistant to wind, hail, rain, snow, and sun. It is also easily painted and comes with a 30-year warranty.


What are the benefits of vinyl siding?

Vinyl siding gives your home a fresh, updated look to its exterior without the need for a complete replacement of your existing walls. Certain types of siding are also weather-resistant so they add protection to your home against wind, rain, and snow. Siding also defends your home’s structure from warping, rotting, and growing mold.


When Do I Need a New Roof?

Replacing your roof is a big investment and not one you should delay. Failing to replace your roof when it’s time can lead to thousands of dollars in-home repairs from leaky shingles and structural damage. Here are a few signs it’s time for a new roofing system:

 There are wet spots on your ceiling, in the attic, or in crawl spaces.

• Your chimney’s masonry has cracked.

• Shingles are curled, buckling, missing or broken.

• Your shingles are blistering.

• Shingles are badly aging and missing granules.

• You notice signs of roof rot, such as a spongy feeling when you walk on it.

• There is water backup in your eaves.

• Your flashing is damaged or completely compromised.


How can I tell if my current siding needs to be replaced?

Signs of siding that are beginning to go bad include things like fading, chalking, separation at the seams, warping, and moisture appearing on the inside of your home. Contact us at 515-674-6235 for assistance!


What Are The Benefits Of Repairing A Roof Instead Of Replacing It?

Repairing a damaged roof can be a lot cheaper than a full replacement. If there is only minor damage, you should hire a contractor to make whatever repairs need to be made. If you’re unsure of the extent of the damage, a roofer can easily spot potential problems and recommend repairs.


Are tile roofs preferable to shingle roofs?​

This really comes down to preference, and in some cases, your HOA rules! While tile roofing materials have traditionally been longer-lasting, newer asphalt shingle products have proven to be nearly as durable, as well as often easier to repair. Tile and asphalt shingle have differences in price, weight, longevity, and care requirements – so we definitely recommend talking to a licensed roofing contractor about which is best for you. Still, you can expect a quality asphalt shingle roof to last for 25 years or more


What are the benefits of roof replacement?

A roof replacement is a much more cost-effective option than roof repair in most cases because it can restore your roof’s structural integrity while adding an extra layer that protects you from water damage. Roof replacements also improve insulation so as to keep your house warm during colder months and cool during hot summers.


How Do I Choose the Right Roofing Contractor?

Once you decide you need a new roof, the most important decision you can make is your contractor. Find a trusted roofing company to avoid harmful contractor scams and get the most out of your money. A new roof isn’t a small investment – the right contractor can give you a pleasant, rewarding experience and a roof that will last for decades without issue. Doing your research before hiring a roofer can protect you from roofing disasters.

First, ask around for a good roofing contractor. Ask your friends and family members for suggestions, or post the question on social media. Word of mouth is one of the most reliable ways to judge the character of a roofing contractor since you’re speaking to people who have already worked with the company. Also, look at the roofer’s reviews and testimonials from previous customers.

Next, investigate the company itself. Look for manufacturer designations, positive ratings with the Better Business Bureau, and proper licensing and insurance. A contractor without these accreditations or one that refuses to show you licensing is probably a scam artist – or at least not the best quality contractor on the market.


What New Roofing Options Do I Have?

There are a variety of new roofs to choose from for any style of home. You can select your material, color, and style, depending on your needs and personal preferences. Select metal roofing, forged iron, traditional shingles, RoofGuard, and more in an array of stunning colors. We can help you select the perfect roof for your home or commercial building.


Do I Need to Do Anything to Prepare for New Roof Installation?

If you do need to replace your roof, there are a few small steps you can take for a smooth process. First, remove loose items from your walls and shelves. Hammering up on your roof can sometimes cause enough vibration to make unsecured items fall. Clear your driveway as much as possible and the areas around your home. There is a chance roofing materials could fall into the driveway. Your contractor will also appreciate the extra space for work vehicles and equipment. All American Exterior completes most new roofing jobs the very same day for minimal interruption to your life. A quality roofing contractor will take care of the rest – you just have to sit back and enjoy your brand-new roof.


What is the best roofing material?

It’s tricky to give a definitive answer to this question as there are a number of factors to consider. These include the homeowner’s budget, style, and design preference, as well as perhaps most importantly, the weather conditions of the area within which the home is situated. Your local roofing service provider should guide you through all of this to determine which roofing is the best for your needs specifically.


How Can You Tell If Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced?

Leaks, missing shingles or shakes, or other damage to your roof can be a sign that your roof needs replacing. Call a roofing contractor if you notice any of these issues on your roof. A roofer can inspect the roof and provide you with a detailed inspection report so you know exactly what repairs need to be made.


How can I tell if my gutters aren’t draining properly?

If during a rainfall, you can hear the water slapping the ground, pouring over the sides of the gutter, there may be a blockage or the gutter itself may not be aligned evenly. If you notice paint peeling or corroded wood, the gutter is most likely clogged and is causing the water to overflow and run down the back of the gutter along the exterior walls of the house. If you notice mold or if you see puddles of water forming around the outside of your house it’s a sure sign that there are drainage problems.


Do gutters come in various shapes and sizes?

U-shape as well as K-shape configurations. In K-shape configurations, the ogee-shaped front looks like the letter K allowing the system to have more of a crown molding look rather than a boxy appearance. No Worry Gutters are done in both 5″ and 6″ K-shaped style gutter systems.


What is the best gutter material?

For most homeowners, it’s aluminum. Specifically, seamless aluminum gutters are made on-site. Aluminum gutters come in many colors and last for decades without rusting. They provide one of the lowest annual costs of any gutter material. Other options include copper, which lasts the longest of common gutter materials but is among the most expensive, and galvanized steel, which will hold up in almost any weather but requires more maintenance and comes in fewer color options. Of course, if you’re looking for the cheapest option, vinyl is available.


How many downspouts do I really need?

Most gutter installers add a downspout about every 20 or 30 feet of gutter, although depending on the slope of your roof and the rooflines, you may need more. In areas with heavy rainfall, your installer may also determine that for optimal flow, you want downspouts on each end of a gutter run – even if it’s only about 20 feet.


What are the advantages of gutters?

The main advantage of gutters is that they will save you thousands of dollars in home repairs. They will prevent backsplash, washouts, erosion, and flooded basements. Also, if gutters are installed correctly, they will enhance the curb appeal of your home. Gutters and downspouts come in many colors, so there will be a color that matches your home close to perfectly. Gutters are a professional matter, hiring a professional gutter company will save you thousands in costly home and gutter repair.

Why do I need gutter replacements?

Gutters are an important part of your home’s drainage system and help to protect your home from water damage by channeling water away from the foundation. If your gutters are damaged, leaking, or clogged, they will not be able to properly do their job and water can start to seep into your home, causing serious damage. 

Are there any special considerations that need to be made for gutters installation in Indianola, IA?

Yes, there are a few special considerations that need to be made when considering a new gutter replacement in Indianola IA. The first is that the gutters must be installed at the proper angle to ensure proper drainage. The second is that the gutters must be installed with the correct slope to ensure that water does not pool in them. Finally, the gutters must be installed with the correct size gutters and downspouts to ensure that they can handle the amount of water that will be flowing through them.

What is the process for gutter replacements in Indianola, IA

  1. The first step is to remove the old gutters and downspouts. This is done by gently prying them away from the roof and house.
  2. Next, the new gutters and downspouts are installed in their place. They are typically held in place with screws or brackets.
  3. Once the new gutters and downspouts are in place, any seams or joints are sealed with caulk or sealant.
  4. Finally, gutter guards or screens may be installed to help keep leaves and debris out of the gutters.

What are the most common roofing problems in Iowa?

The most common roofing problems are leaks and damage caused by severe weather conditions such as high winds, hail, and heavy snowfall. Roofing companies in Iowa can help you repair or replace your roof if it has been damaged by these or other factors. 

What are the consequences of ignoring roofing problems?

Ignoring roofing problems can lead to further damage to your roof and your home, which can be expensive to repair. In some cases, ignoring roofing problems can also create safety hazards for you and your family. If you think you may have a roofing problem, it is important to contact a roofing company in Iowa, such as All American Exteriors, to have it assessed.

Can Trees Damage My Roof?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes – trees can most definitely damage your roof, and in some cases, the damage can be quite severe. There are a few different ways that trees can damage your roof. One is by dropping limbs or branches on your roof. This can happen in a storm or simply from the weight of the limbs causing them to break and fall.

Do You Provide Custom Designs For Decks?

Yes, your outdoor living space should be a reflection of you. With All American Exteriors, it will always turn out just the way we imagined – no matter what design or style our clients have in mind! We offer many different types and styles of decks, from wooden decks to composite materials, so there’s something perfect at every location.

Is vinyl siding a good option?

If you’re searching for a low-cost, simple-to-install, low-maintenance alternative that still looks modern and high-end, vinyl siding is the way to go. Vinyl siding is a strong and long-lasting option that will keep your home looking its best for years to come. It’s also a very popular choice among homeowners, as it comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from.

Can Gutter Damage Lead to Mold Growth?

Gutter systems that are not properly maintained can lead to several problems, one of which is mold growth. When gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, they can no longer effectively channel water away from your home. This can lead to water seeping into your home, which in turn can create the perfect environment for mold to grow.

How to find the best roofing company near me?

There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for a roofing contractor. First, you’ll want to make sure that the company is licensed and insured. This will protect you in the event of any damage that may occur during the roofing process. Second, you’ll want to ask around for recommendations from friends or family members. This can help you narrow down your search and find a company that you can trust. Finally, you’ll want to read online reviews to get a better idea of what others have thought of the company’s services. By following these simple tips, you should be able to find the best roofing contractor near you.

How Can Gutters Damage My Property?

Gutters are designed to protect your property from water damage, but they can cause damage if they’re not installed properly. If your gutters are leaking, they can allow water to seep into your home, which can lead to mold growth and wood rot. Additionally, if your gutters are clogged, they can cause water to back up onto your roof, which can damage your shingles and lead to leaks. To avoid these problems, it’s important to have your gutters cleaned and repaired regularly.

Can deck installation increase the property value?

Installing a deck can increase the value of your property. A well-built deck can add square footage to your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers. If you’re planning on selling your home soon, installing a deck is a great way to boost its value.

Why Should I Get a Professional Roof Inspection?

Professional roof inspections are important for a few reasons. First, they can help you spot problems early on before they cause serious damage. Second, they can give you an accurate estimate of the condition of your roof. This is important if you’re planning on making any repairs or replacements. Finally, professional roof inspections can help you avoid costly mistakes.

How do I Prepare For Roof Replacement?

If you’re planning on replacing your roof, there are a few things you can do to prepare. First, you’ll want to make sure that you have the necessary permits from your city or county. Second, you’ll want to clear any obstacles from your yard. Third, you’ll want to create a budget and find a reliable roofing contractor. By following these simple tips, you can make sure that your roof replacement project goes smoothly.