Questions and Answers

Reroof with solar panels

Q&A – When to Reroof When Adding Solar Panels

Having a roof with half its life left and wanting to add solar panels, this Oregonian asked the experts when he should reroof – now or in 15 years. Jarrod, a homeowner in Oregon, wants to switch to a metal roof and add a solar system, but doesn't know if ...


Roof Sheathing

Q&A – Roof Sheathing Damaged After Reroof

Noticing holes in the roof sheathing after his home was reroofed, this Pennsylvania homeowner was curious if this was normal. Michael, a Pennsylvania homeowner, recently had his home reroofed and started finding holes in the sheathing. Curious if this was normal and what the next steps are, he asked: Is it ...


leaky box

Q&A – Is This Box Causing Leaks?

A Texas homeowner experienced a leak inside his home every time it rained and wanted to know what the cause was. Dan, a homeowner in Texas, noticed a leak inside his home whenever it rained and wanted confirmation that a box underneath his roof was the cause. Dan asked: I ...


Insulation on rafters

Q&A – Insulation on Rafters

An Indiana homeowner was curious about insulating rafters and if that affects the life of the roof, so they asked the experts for answers. Art, a homeowner from Indiana, wanted more information about insulation on rafters and asked: What do you think about insulation on rafters? Will it shorten the ...


replacing gutters when replacing roof

Q&A – Replacing Gutters When Replacing Roof

When faced with replacing his roof, this Colorado resident wanted to know if he should also have his gutters replaced. Bob, a homeowner in Colorado, wanted to know if it was a good idea to have his gutters replaced when his roof was getting replaced, asking: When replacing a roof, ...


snow accumulation gable drainage

Q&A – Will a Cricket Solve my Gable Drainage Issues?

Realizing that the extended roof line was causing snow accumulation and drainage issues, this California homeowner reached out for answers. Scott from California is wondering if installing a cricket will help remedy the gable drainage issues on his roof or cause more issues. He reached out asking: Hello there! We’re ...


overlay vs tear out

Q&A – Pros and Cons of Overlay Versus Tear Off

This Washingtonian consulted the experts to understand the advantages and disadvantages of a roof overlay versus a tear off. Sheri, a homeowner in Washington state, had this question for our roofing experts: What are the pros and cons of doing an overlay verses a tear out? (Besides the obvious savings ...


Absolute Construction Daniel Askari

Contractor Insights: Daniel Askari, Absolute Construction

Get answers to your roofing questions from an experienced roofer. If you’re a homeowner on this website, you have roofing questions. Who better to answer than experienced roofers? Our “Contractor Insights” feature brings you down-to-earth responses to key areas of roofing every homeowner should know. This month we’re featuring Daniel ...


Q&A How Many Shingle Layers

Q&A – How Many Layers of Shingles on my Roof?

A Washington homeowner wanted a roofing expert to help clarify how many layers of shingles are on his roof. Erik, a homeowner in Washington, shared an image of his roof (see above) and wanted another expert’s opinion on how many layers of shingles his roof has. How many layers of ...


DaVinci Q&A with Snow Expert

Q&A With the Snow Guard Expert

By DaVinci Roofscapes. Here’s what this expert has to say about his experience manufacturing snow retention systems. Out of the four manufacturers of snow retention systems in the USA, Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc. is the only company who solely focuses on snow retention. At DaVinci Roofscapes, we’re proud to ...


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