Top Questions and Answers About Your Roof

What You Should Be Thinking About and Asking Potential Roof Companies in the Jacksonville, Orange Park and Ponte Vedra area.

How Do I Know if I Need a New Roof?

There are a few signs that your roof may be in need of an upgrade. Here are a few telltale signs that indicate you may want to consider having a new roof installed on your Jacksonville area home instead of just patching.

  • Your shingles are between 13 – 15 years old
  • Your shingles appear cracked, curled or blistered
  • Your shingles are torn, severely damaged or missing
  • Your roof is leaking

How Costly is it to Go NEW?

Most roof companies in the Jacksonville, Orange Park and Ponte Vedra area work with a variety of clients who have a variety of needs. Some of our clients in Orange Park select basic asphalt shingles while others select Spanish clay tiles, which are more expensive. We are installing a lot of metal roofs in Ponte Vedra homes, which is more expensive but lasts forever. So, cost is relative and we work within all price ranges.

What Needs to be Considered When Getting an Estimate?

Choosing a roof for your home involves a variety of considerations before an estimate is given. Some of these considerations include:

  • How many square feet do you need to cover?
  • Which roofing material would you like to use?
  • Which type of shingles would you like to use and what color?

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What is Re-Roofing?

It is common for most homeowners in the Jax Beach and Orange Park areas to ask about re-roofing to try to save money. Re-roofing involves adding a new layer of shingles over the existings worn shingles. You can have this performed only once in the lifetime of your roof. You could also just repair / patch your leaks. We understand the need to save money if you cannot afford a new one, but you may want to consider going the extra mile and getting re-roofing done instead of taking shortcuts by just having patching performed to temporarily fix leaks, especially due to the fact that wet weather and violent storms and hurricanes in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Orange Park areas will likely cause you to have to repair your roof over and over again.

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What Finance Options are Available? Can Allegiance Help Me Obtain Financing?

There are several financing options available, including some government programs such as the Section 504 Home Repair Program. This program can provide up to $27,500 in loans and grants to qualified homeowners. There is a 20 year payback on the loan (up to $20,000) at 1% interest. Find out more about this loan by clicking here.

Allegiance can also assist qualified customers to receive financing from their Home Insurance policy, paying with your credit card(s), a home equity loan or other appropriate financing options.

How Long Can I Expect My New Roof to Last?

This will depend on the materials used. Asphalt shingles will last you about 20 years. Fiberglass shingles will last you anywhere from 25 to 50 years. With proper care, concrete tiles can last up to 50 years, while clay tile installations can last up to 100 years. These estimates assume proper maintenance and care over the life of the roof.

While the life expectancy of tiles is long, you can expect to spend money to keep the underlayment (the base layer your tiles sit on) may need upkeep every 10 years.

What Are the Costs Involved?

According to Angie’s List, roof tiles cost between $4 and $15 per square foot for the materials while the cost to install will run about $7 to $8 per square foot. This price will vary depending on the exact type of tile, the condition of the structure, if there are any issues with the weight of the tiles on the underlayment, if the roof if pitched or not etc.

Want a FREE Estimate?

Contact one of our helpful advisors for a free roof quote today at
(904) 449-2416

What Are the Additional Costs When Replacing an Old Roof?

Some of the costs beyond the price of the materials may include:

  • Removal of the tiles and underlayment ($1-$1.5 per square foot)
  • Installing the underlayment ($2-$2.8 per square foot)
  • Adding supports ($1,000-$10,000 depending on the size of the roof, and any modifications to the home to strengthen the frame and walls

What Are the First 3 Things I Should Do When My Roof is Leaking?

  1. The first thing to do is to minimize the damage from the leak. Put a bucket under the leak, move any furniture, remove any electrical items that are getting wet.
  2. Contact your insurance agent
  3. Contact Allegiance Roof Systems in Orange Park, Jacksonville or Ponte Vedra

My Roof is Creaking, Popping or Making Other Noises, What Should I Do?

Many of those sounds are caused by the parts of your roof expanding at different rates due to temperature change, exposure to the sun or other factors. You should have a professional review the structure of your roof and the other elements of your home’s materials.

These are some of the most popular questions we receive. We will be adding more soon and if you have any questions in the meantime, we’d be happy to answer them, just give our company a call in Jacksonville at (904) 449-2416.