3 Indy roofers nail answers on roof repair

3 Indy roofers nail answers on roof repair

Three Indianapolis-area roofers cover all the essentials on repairing your roof.

Who we spoke to

USA Roofing Systems & Exteriors

Tammy Bacon, owner


Coomer Roofing

Douglas Miller, owner


Bauerle Roofing

Robert Bauerle, owner


What are the most common kinds of repairs you perform?

Tammy Bacon: Chimney flashings and skylight replacements as well as some missing shingles.

Douglas Miller: We repair valleys on a house, chimney flashings and blown-off shingles. Those are the three most common types of repairs we do.

Robert Bauerle: Pipe repair, ridge vents, chimney flashings and valleys.

How much should you expect the average roofing repair to cost?

Bacon: Cost for roofing repairs can range from $200 to a few thousand.

Miller: We charge $250 on up for a repair.

Bauerle: Costs start around $200 and could go up to $1,500.

How long should you expect a roofing repair job to take?

Bacon: The time it takes could be a half hour to two days, depending on the degree of difficulty.

Miller: It can take half an hour up to four or five hours, depending on the repair.

Bauerle: Anywhere from a half hour to three hours — it just depends on the size of the job.

What is the life expectancy for a roof?

Bacon: The life expectancy of the most common composite asphalt shingles being installed today is a limited lifetime, which is supposed to last for as long as a person owns the home. The longest life of the roof is all about ventilation. A roof warranty will also be void without proper ventilation.

Miller: Everybody’s using a dimensional shingle that’s a standard shingle. They last usually 30 years. Now, they call 30-year shingles lifetime shingles. I still like to refer to them as 30 years.

Bauerle: Manufacturers say dimensional shingles last 30 years. They should last 30 years. However, just because a shingle lasts 30 years doesn’t mean you don’t have to do maintenance on your roof.

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