Burton Hughes Common Roofing FAQ's

Roofing FAQ's

Burton Hughes with New View Roofing is Here to Answer Common Roofing Questions!

In many cases, roofing problems are discovered after damage has caused a leak. However, not all leaks produce visible damage immediately.

Some leaks can continue for up to a year before showing noticeable signs of damage.

To reduce the likelihood of missing an ingoing leak, remember to have your roof inspected at least once a year or after each storm season by qualified roofing contractor.

Remember that we provide complimentary roof inspections so your family can have peace of mind at no charge.

Protecting your roof, your home and your family is our life’s work.


Usually new roofing products come with warranties from manufacturers to protect homeowners against defects in design and the manufacturing process.

They are limited warranties or lifetime warranties with a limited transferable option. Certain products when combined with other products to create a special “system” will often come with unique warranties that homeowners greatly value.

In addition, there are extended warranties available for some roofing systems.

Speak to us about the possible warranty options available and which solutions are the best for your unique situation.


You never want to climb up on your own roof. It’s not worth risking your health and welfare by getting on the roof without the proper safety gear professional roofers use on a daily basis.

From the ground, it’s very difficult to catch problems early unless you can observe missing shingles or visible hail damage to your gutters, fence etc.

Sadly, if you don’t request a free roof inspection you are likely to see evidence of the damage from inside your home after it has already caused considerable internal damage.

Indoors, look for water stains on the ceiling, bubbled or cracked paint, wet flooring or peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

For example, you may see excessive granules running down the downspout, shingles in the lawn, or excessive curling and cupping of the asphalt shingles on the roof


Depending on the roofing system selected (underlayment, ridges work, ventilation, flashing, shingles, fasteners etc.) ,there are multiple options with varying degrees of longevity.

The products chosen for the initial installation are an immediate indicator of anticipated roof life as is the quality of installation. The life of your roof depends on a few factors-roof type, pitch/slope of the roof, ventilation, installation, maintenance, and weather.

As a general rule of thumb, basic three tab fiberglass shingles last 15 to 25 years. The architectural structure of your home such as pitch, slope can contribute to the eventual longevity.

The remainder of the factors affecting roof life are, quite frankly, out of your control such as extreme weather consisting of strong winds, hail, debris and heat can reduce the life expectancy of your roof.


Ventilation helps remove the heat that builds up during the summer months and helps reduce moisture buildup under your roof.

Excellent ventilation is more critical for homeowners in Texas since summer temperatures routinely exceed 100 degrees.

Proper ventilation helps your roof and shingles last longer by preventing condensation, wood rot and curling/distortion of your shingles.

In addition, proper ventilation has been proven to contribute to lower energy bills in the hot, summer months.

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