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Roofing Questions? We’ve Got You Covered!

Cost, materials, repairs, maintenance, insurance – the list goes on and on when it comes to homeownership, and in particular, your home’s first line of defense - its roof. To simplify things, we’ve answered some roofing-specific questions for your reference – all in layman’s terms because sometimes less is more.

How often should I have my roof inspected? Twice a year is your best bet—think every other season. If severe weather has hit your area, it’s recommended to get an inspection sooner rather than later—think high winds, a hurricane, or heavy snow.

How do I know when I need a repair vs. a replacement?

The age of your roof, severity of the damage, and cost are all factors to consider when weighing a roof repair versus a replacement. It’s often best to think ahead when making this consideration. Depending on the age of your roof, while a repair may be most cost-effective immediately, a replacement may end up being more cost-effective in the long term. Working with an experienced roofing contractor will help you with determining the extent of damage and your best options for moving forward.

What is the lifespan of a roof?

Materials are key to answering this question, as roof lifespans differ depending on the type of roofing material you have. Generally speaking, asphalt shingles will last 15-20 years, metal roofs 40-70 years, and slate and tile roofs have the longest lifespan with more than 50 years. Remember, the better you maintain your roof with regular and thorough inspections, the more likely it is to last longer.

How much does a new roof cost?

A variety of factors determine the cost of a new roof, such as size, pitch, materials, and the complexity of the installation. On average, a new asphalt shingle roof can cost between $10,000 and $20,000; however, tile and slate, for instance, are likely to be higher. 

Will my homeowner's insurance cover roof repairs and replacements?

It is important to familiarize yourself with your homeowner's insurance policy and coverage regarding your roof. Many policies cover damage caused by severe weather, such as hurricanes, storms, hail, and falling debris. If your roof has incurred damage due to neglect or poor maintenance, your insurance policy will generally not cover a repair or replacement, once again emphasizing the importance of working with a proven and trusted roofing contractor to ensure your roof is in tip-top shape.

Have other questions about your roof? 3MG offers free inspections, and our roofing experts are always available to answer any and all roofing–related questions. 



Based in Central Florida and founded in 2020, 3MG Solutions, LLC is one of the fastest-growing residential roofer and commercial roofing companies in the country. At 3MG, our goal is to build trusted long-term relationships with our community, customers, suppliers, and corporate partnerships. We believe this positions us as the best roofer and one of the dominant roofing companies in the country. Visit us at / (407) 492-5256.


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