Residential FAQs


When is it time to replace my roof?
Should I replace the shingles or the entire roofing system?
Can I replace my roof in the winter?
Will a new roof lower my energy bills?
Is a new roof installation a good investment?
How do I know if I need a new roof?
How often does a roof need to be replaced?
How much does a new roof cost?
Should I replace my roof before I list my home for sale?
Can I replace my roof myself?
What roofing materials should I choose?
How do I find a roofing contractor I can trust?
What’s the best roofing material?
How long does it take to replace my roof?
Does my new roof come with warranties?
Will my homeowners insurance cover roof damage?
Should I replace my roof if it’s not leaking?
How long will an asphalt shingle roof last?
Should I repair or replace the roof?
What type of roofing system Is right for my Charleston area home?
Does geography impact roofing options?
Are energy-efficient roofs available?
Can I really extend the life of my roof?
Are tile roofs preferable to shingle roofs?
What is the best thing I can do to ensure my roof lasts as long as possible?
How can I know if I have a roof leak?
What new roofing options do I have?
Do I need to do anything to prepare for a new roof installation?
What roofing materials can I choose from?
How do I know which type of roof is the best choice for my home?
Should I choose tear-off re-roofing or a roof-over-roof construction?
What happens if someone gets hurt while working on my roof?
Why choose a GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing contractor?

Slate Roofers

What is the cost of installing a synthetic slate roof in Charleston?
How long is the warranty on synthetic slate roofing?
Are synthetic slate shingles better than natural slate shingles?


Which GAF Warranty should I choose?
Does my GAF warranty need to be registered?
Where can I find a complete list of GAF Shingles and Qualifying GAF Accessories eligible for a Lifetime limited warranty?
What are the benefits of the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty?
What are the benefits of the System Plus Limited Warranty?
What are the benefits of the Silver Pledge Limited Warranty?
What are the benefits of the Golden Pledge Limited Warranty?
What do you mean by “Lifetime Limited Warranty”?
What do you mean by “Smart Choice Protection Period”?
What coverage is available for defects in the GAF Products?
What coverage is available for workmanship?
What coverage is available for algae?
What coverage is available for wind damage?
What do I need to do in order to get the “Wind Proven Limited Wind Warranty” and what exactly does it cover?
What is NOT covered by my GAF Warranty?

Metal Roofing

What’s the cost of a metal roof in Charleston?
Are there any disadvantages to metal roofs?

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