Austin, TX, Roofing Services FAQs
At Keith Barker Roofing in Austin and San Antonio, TX, we provide a wide range of home maintenance and repair services, including roofing replacements, siding installation, window installation, stucco repair, gutter installation, and more. To help you best take care of your home, we’ve compiled answers to some of our frequently asked questions here.
How do I know if I need my roof repaired or replaced?
Some signs you may need a roof repair or replacement include missing shingles, curled or cracked shingles, roof leaks, water stains in the attic or ceiling, or high energy bills.
How much, on average, does a new roof cost?
The cost of a new roof varies widely, depending on the materials used, the size of your roof, the quality of the work, and more. Our team will provide you with an estimate upfront, allowing you to shop around at different contractors.
Does hail damage my roof?
It can. While not all hail storms lead to roof damage, bringing in a professional to inspect your roof after a hail storm is a good idea. If there is damage, it usually takes time to lead to leaks, costing you more money later on.
Is roof damage covered by insurance?
Typically, yes. Your homeowners insurance should cover damage from uncontrollable events, like hail. Learn more about hail damage insurance here.
What are my options if my roof is damaged?
Our team can come inspect the roof and determine whether a roof repair, a re-cover installation, or a full roof replacement would make the most sense. If the damage is minimal or isolated to one area and the roof is relatively new, a repair or re-covering of the roof might be the way to go. Otherwise, full roof replacement may be necessary.
How long, on average, do roofs last for?
The lifespan of roofs depends largely on the material, the quality of installation, and how much it has to endure over time. Asphalt shingle roofs can last from 15 years to more than 40 years.
Can I do roofing work myself?
Completing roofing work by yourself can be a dangerous and ultimately costly endeavor. Professional roofers are trained in how to safely navigate roofs and use correct maintenance and repair techniques. If you perform a faulty repair or use improper safety measures, you can wind up with even more damage to your roof or hurting yourself.
My roof is leaking. What do I do?
The first step is to call in a professional roofer to prevent further water damage to your home. Some roof leaks can be repaired relatively easily, with replacements of sections of your roof or new flashing.
How long does a roof repair take?
We can complete most residential roofing repairs in a few hours, getting everything set up and taken down within the same day.
How long does a roof replacement take?
The length of a roof replacement depends on the size of the roof and the type of roofing material, but many residential roofing jobs can be completed in just one or two days.
How much does siding cost?
The cost of siding varies widely depending on the type of siding used and the size and shape of the house. Vinyl siding typically ranges from about $5,000 to $14,000 for installation.
How long does siding last?
Siding can last from 20 years to 50 years or longer, depending on the quality of installation, how harsh of weather it has to withstand, and the type of material used.
Is siding high maintenance?
The maintenance required for siding varies widely based on the type of material used. Vinyl siding is one of the lowest-maintenance materials, requiring little to no maintenance over its lifespan beyond occasional washing.
How long does a window repair take?
The time needed for a window repair or replacement depends on how many windows you’ll need done and how much additional work is required. Each window typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, with time required for trim work and cleanup. In total, most window jobs can be finished within one day.
How much does a window repair cost?
Windows can cost anywhere from $175 to $700 per window, with final installation costs depending on a wide range of factors. Replacing aging windows, however, can ultimately save you money on utility bills for heating and cooling by providing more energy efficiency in your home.
How long does stucco last?
Stucco is a very durable material, lasting from 60 to 80 years or more. Stucco does require some maintenance to attain this lifespan, including repainting every decade or so and caulking cracks or faults every so often.
What are the benefits of having quality stucco on your home?
There are a wide range of benefits to utilizing stucco inside or outside your home, on ceilings, walls, and accents. One of the primary benefits is its insulation capacity, keeping climate-controlled air inside your home and cutting down on energy costs. Stucco is also a popular choice for many aesthetically, offering a traditional southwestern look for your home and allowing you to add coloring to the exterior of your home.
Are rain gutters needed?
Yes. Rain gutters are vital for protecting your home and foundation from water damage. Rain gutters work by collecting water that falls on your roof and moving it away from the foundation and walls of your house, protecting them from water damage and cracking.
How long do rain gutters take to install?
Rain gutter installation typically only takes a half day or so, depending on the length of gutters being installed.
How long do rain gutters last, on average?
Unless damaged, gutters typically last the lifetime of a house. Our team can replace portions of gutters that are damaged due to falling branches, hail damage, or other incidents.
Call us today with any other questions!