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Answers to Common Questions About Our Work

If you have roofing questions, you’ll find the answers you need in our Roofing FAQ's

A roof replacement might not be quite as exciting as a new deck or other home remodeling project, but it’s undoubtedly a significant home improvement investment. It can bring long-lasting protection to your home, improve the look and curb appeal of your home, as well as improve the property value of your home.
Since a new roof gets installed on a home relatively infrequently, most homeowners aren’t familiar with the process – how to choose a roofer, what to look for in a roofing company, knowing the best roofing shingles, understanding roofing materials, and more. And that’s okay – these are all essential roofing questions!

Roofing shingles and wood shakes usually have a 15-to-30 year lifespan, depending on the quality of the original shingles, how well the roof was installed originally, and the location and tree cover of your home.

A Florida roof is subject to weather extremes, wide temperature swings, direct sunlight, wind, and even poor roof deck ventilation – all of which play a part in the longevity of a roof. These extreme conditions perfectly illustrate why it’s so important to choose an experienced and professional roofer that does the job with precision and chooses the best roofing materials.

While the roofing shingle manufacturers we use today like GAF and Owens-Corning offer lifetime warranties, this wasn’t always the case in the past. We advise our customers that 12 years is a good guideline to consider a replacement, but it depends on the above factors.

Here are some issues to watch for:

  • Evidence of water leaks on your ceiling (water spots/discoloration)
  • Discolored or cracked interior drywall
  • Curling shingles
  • Hail/wind damage
  • Loss of the asphalt granulation / bald spots on the shingle
  • Decayed shingles
  • Cracked, damaged, or missing shingles
  • Flashing that is missing or rusted

If your residential roof has any of these issues or is over 12 years old, we encourage you to call us out for an inspection. Not all damage is visible to the untrained eye based on the ground. Having a professional up on the roof for a closer examination can spot any damage early enough to avoid expensive repairs down the road.

Getting a replacement over a repair depends on the condition of the shingles. If the roof material is past its prime or the original roofing contractor installed the roof improperly, you will probably need a complete replacement. A shingle roof in good condition can be repaired as long as the integrity of the shingle is intact. For roof shingles that are decayed, damaged, or just old, it’s economically smarter for your home’s protection and investment to have us perform a roof replacement.

Several factors determine the cost of your new roof. The experience and quality of the roofing contractor, the type, brand, and grade of roofing shingles, the size of the roof, and the slope and shape of your roofline affect the price.

Don’t choose your roofing contractor based on cost alone! Yes, price is a factor, but there are many other components to consider in getting the quality roof that your home deserves. Remember that roofing contractor workmanship and high-quality roofing materials have significant value. Simply hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could end up costing more in the long run if you need more frequent repairs due to shoddy work, as well as the need for an earlier roof replacement.

MCG Roofing can provide a no-obligation roofing estimate to get a fair and accurate cost for your unique home’s needs.

If your downspouts and gutters are in good shape, our MCG Roofing contractors can simply work around them. And we won’t remove and reinstall them once your roof is complete to avoid damaging them. However, MCG Roofing can also provide this service if your gutters need repair or replacement since we are a full-service contractor.

As one might expect, multiple factors affect all roofing projects – weather conditions, a second layer to remove, flashing issues, and more. But overall, our professional roofers at MCG Roofing can be finished with your new roof – from taking off the old roof to cleaning up – in three to four days, depending on the above factors.

Our crews are very efficient in the roof removal, new roof installation, gutters , and cleanup. Our professional roofers train to stay on schedule, handle city permits, and ensure your complete satisfaction with your roofing installation. These factors take a lot of coordination, and at MCG Roofing, we pride ourselves on being organized, efficient, and professional.

Since roof replacement and roofing repair can be a noisy and messy process, you may wish to consider going somewhere else for a few hours once the roofing contractors begin pulling off the old shingles. Consider the potential disturbance to your pets, as well. Unfortunately, there’s no way around this, but we do our best to minimize inconvenience during this roofing process.

– Park your vehicles in the street or down the block. The roof removal trucks will need to occupy your driveway, and relocating your cars helps keep them safe and out of the way of stray shingles and nails. We are very efficient in our clean-up and use mobile bins to collect old shingles and materials so that you won’t have a big dumpster on your property for a few days – we remove this dumpster at the end of every workday.

– While we have done thousands of jobs without issue, we still encourage customers to protect any item with high value. Since we will be walking on your roof, the vibrations could upset something that is not secured.

– Cover your swimming pool if you have one. If you don’t own a pool cover, we will place a tarp over it,

– Cover or move anything of value from the yard. We’re not as familiar with your yard as you are, so either move or alert us to any item we need to avoid affecting.

– We will take all precautionary measures to protect the items on your property – from covering items with a tarp in the garage or yard to use a blower to remove any residual dust. If you have a decorative driveway or sidewalk, we’ll take care to protect it from vehicles, debris, and footsteps.

It’s covered. The GAF and Owens-Corning shingle manufacturers we work with offer lifetime warranties, and most are transferable to any new homeowner for a small fee. And that’s just the shingles.

We take great pride in our workmanship and have done thousands of roofing installations without issues. But if any leaks came about, we would repair any leak and any damage to sheetrock, insulation, or paint.

Our warranties and commitment to professional craftsmanship are how we’ve earned the trust of thousands of customers in Pensacola, and we look forward to speaking with you about your roofing and exterior needs as well. Feel free to contact us at 850-449-6406 for a no-obligation consultation and learn why MCG Roofing is considered one of the best Pensacola Roofing companies in Florida and the South!

MCG Roofing is located in Pensacola, FL. Our services extend to all communities in and around the Pensacola, FL area.



There’s a lot more to putting on a new roof than we can’t fit on this Roofing FAQ page, but these roofing questions are ones we get asked the most frequently, and they’re an excellent place to begin.
We encourage you to contact us at MCG Roofing for a more detailed explanation of how we can best help protect your home with a new roof, why you should choose MCG and more.

Call us at 850-449-6406 for a no-obligation consultation customized to your unique home needs.


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