F.A.Q

FAQ

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What services does BEST provide?

BEST provides services for the entire building envelope which includes: roofing, waterproofing, wall panels, glazing, sheet metal, daylighting and sustainable/energy saving systems.

What types of roofing does BEST install?

BUR (built up roofing), single ply systems, metal roofing, polyurethane foam systems, modified bitumen, shingle and tile systems.

What are my options if I decide to reroof?

There are two options. You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a¬†tearoff of your existing roof system, or re-cover the existing roof system, involving only the installation of a new roof system. If you’ve already had one re-cover installed on your original roof system, check with a professional roofing contractor. In many instances, building code requirements allow no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary.

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.

Can I do the work myself?

Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severly injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.

How long can I expect my roof system to last?

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (e.g. copper) systems, can last longer.

Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors:

  • local climatic and environmental conditions
  • proper building and roof system design
  • material quality and suitability
  • proper application
  • adequate roof maintenance

Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilites and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.

What will a new roof system cost?

The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as:

  • the materials selected
  • contractor doing the work
  • home or building
  • location of the home or building
  • local labor rates and time of year

Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.

To get a good idea of price for your roof system, get three or four proposals from reputable contractors in your area. Keep in mind that price is only one factor, and it must be balanced with the quality of the materials and workmanship.

For each roofing material, there are different grades and corresponding prices. There are also a variety of styles and shapes. You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and needs.
Within the roofing profession, there are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship. Insist on a contractor who is committed to quality work.

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