A lot of our customers ask about roofing questions and answers. The information is not always readily available on the internet, hence it may often get troublesome to find what you’re looking for.

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Nonetheless, you can now put all your worries to rest as given below are eight commonly asked roofing questions and answers:

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Question #1: How long does a roof last?

It’s very hard to answer this question without inspecting the roof. However, generally, this depends largely on the type of roof and the care provided to it.

Asphalt roofs last for about 20 years. On the other hand, metal roofs are more durable and can last for about 40 to 50 years.

Question #2: How do I know my if my roof needs replacement or repairs?

You can call Snap Construction to have our experts inspect the roof and give you the right suggestion. However, if you wish to inspect the roof on your own then pay attention to the signs of damage that include:

  • Broken shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • A leak
  • Mold
  • Stains

While some minor problems can be solved with the help of simple repairs, you may need a replacement if the roof is in poor condition. Call 612-333-7627 today to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll send our staff to inspect the roof and provide you with a quote. We cover Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Question #3: Can insurance cover the cost?

It is one of the most commonly asked roofing questions and answers.

We understand how it can be costly to get the roof repaired or replaced. During such times, your insurance provider can be of help by covering the replacement if there is certain types of damage. However, this largely depends on the type of insurance that you have.

If you have homeowners insurance then you will be covered against damages caused due to unpreventable reasons such as fire and or a hailstorm. Most insurance companies do not cover regular repairs. Plus, your insurance may also not cover the charges if you wait for too long to get the repairs done.

We offer insurance restoration and can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. However, remember that not all roofing companies offer this facility so make sure to be clear about this factor before you hire a roofing company to work for you.

Question #4: Are there warranties or guarantees?

Yes, there are. They are typically of two types, material and labor. If you’re buying material from a third-party then make sure to ask about the warranty as it’s provided by the manufacturer.

Call us at 612-333-7627 to understand warranties on roofing services.

Ques #5: How long does it take to install a new roof?

This largely depends on the size of the roof and the company that you hire for the job. We try to make sure the job is completed as quickly as possible, without causing you any discomfort.

We’ll send a team to inspect your house and provide you with a quote, including a timeline. We ensure that the work is completed by the deadline.

Question #6: Can I get the roof insulated?

Yes,  you can, and we recommend that you do. There are many benefits of getting the roof insulated. It can reduce energy consumption and help you save money by acting as a barrier to heat gain and heat loss.

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There are several techniques used to insulate the roof. Some homeowners in some states also use green roofs as a way to insulate the roof.

Talk to us today to know about the right option for your roof.

Question #7: What can cause the roof to get damaged?

Anything from extreme weather conditions, such as heavy snow and storm, to poor construction or the use of poor materials, can cause damage to the roof.

Question #8: What happens if I don’t pay attention to the signs?

You’re risking not just the roof but the entire structure of your property. Based on the type of damage, it may also put the health of your family at risk. A broken roof can cause injuries. If there’s water damage, it may lead to leakages and weaken the entire structure.

Water damage may also lead to mold formation, which can cause serious health issues. It’s important to include mold in this roofing questions and answers piece as the presence of mold is dangerous and should be paid attention to.

Now that you’ve gone through these roofing questions and answers article we’re sure many of your roofing questions and answers have been answered. Call us today to schedule a free inspection and estimate. 612-333-7627.

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Snap Construction has been a trusted local roofing contractor serving the Minneapolis, MN, area since 2007, and is proud to have earned a reputation for excellence in all that we do. Don’t take our word for it. See what our customers are saying about us.

Highly recommended!

“We had a terrific experience with Matt and Snap Construction. We needed a new roof after a hail storm. Matt came out, gave us an estimate and a timetable for completion. His team was outstanding. The work was done on time and they did a terrific job of cleaning up, no leftover nails leading to flat tires! Highly recommended!”

Peter T.

Thanks for the great work!

“We had a roof installation and Matt was very responsive and professional. The whole job was finished in two days. Good communication throughout the whole process. Quick response and fair price. The new roof looks good and solid. Thanks for the great work!”

Sid C.

Couldn't be happier

“Couldn't be happier with the work that Matt Thomes and the crew at Snap did on our new roof. Very easy to work with, excellent quality, and amazing customer service. We love our new roof and would definitely recommend Matt and Snap Construction to friends.”

Michael F.

Very impressed

“Snap construction did a wonderful job on our roof. We got quotes from a few places and they were by far the cheapest, but also were very detailed with their process that I knew we were still receiving the highest quality of services. They completed our roof in a day and installed gutter guards for us a few days later, and that process only took maybe an hour. Very impressed, very professional, very thorough. ”

Lauren F.


“I highly recommend SNAP Construction for roofing projects. They recently replaced the roof on my house in south Minneapolis and the whole process went incredibly smooth. The new roof looks great! Our project manager, Tim Lahr, was fantastic too and great to deal with. He was very responsive with answering questions and even QC'd the work after the crew was done. A+++ Full service, happy ending:)”

Dan S.
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