Ask Liberty Exteriors Any Roofing Related Question in Our FAQs for Cambridge, MN and the Midwest

Q: How do I know if I need a new roof?
A: The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacement:

  • Missing, Cracked, or Curling Shingles
  • Blistering or Peeling Paint
  • Shingle, Sheathing, or Siding Decay
  • Leaking in the Attic After Heavy Rains
  • Stains on Interior Walls or Ceilings
  • High Energy Bills

Q: What is the right price for a new roof?
A: The answer to this question depends on many factors. For a commitment-free quote, please contact our Sales Department.

Q: What can I do about mildew on my roof?
A: Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. Mildew cleaners shouldn’t damage your roof in any way.

Q: How often should I clean my gutters?
A: Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer and twice in the fall.

Q: Can heavy snow damage my roof?
A: Yes! It is important to keep heavy snow off your eaves and cleared out of your ridge vents.

Q: Is a metal roof noisy when it rains?
A: Contrary to popular belief, metal roofs are not noisy when it rains. In fact, metal roof noise levels are about the same as other products like asphalt shingles, wood shingles, or clay tiles.

Q: Does my home’s present roof have to be removed before a metal roof is installed?
A: In most roof applications, a metal roof can be applied directly over the old roof. This saves money and eliminates a great deal of mess. In addition, because there is no old roof to dispose of, landfill space is spared, helping to protect our environment.

Q: Does the roof need to be grounded?
A: Grounding of any exterior metal siding or roofing is not recognized as necessary by any major building code organization. Occasionally, certain municipalities or local building codes may require it.

Q: Why should I spend a little more for a metal roof?
A: Ordinary roofing materials have a shorter life span than metal and will need to be replaced regularly. With constantly increasing material and labor costs, that could mean a significant expense over the life of your home. A metal roof virtually never needs to be replaced, saving you money while adding value to your home.

Q: Can I walk on my metal roof?
A: Yes, but since a metal roof requires virtually no maintenance, there should be no reason to do so. Like any roof, care should be exercised.

Q: How long will a metal roof last?
A: A metal roof won’t dry rot, split, curl, peel, or flake like conventional roofing products. Metal roofing has been successfully used for centuries and they last forever!