FAQs

Q: Why is my roof leaking?

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A: There could be several reasons your roof is leaking. The older the roof the weaker it becomes. Other possibilities can include: building movement, extreme temperature changes (which can cause splitting), clogged drains or debris, storms, other trades working on the roof, chemical spills, bullet holes, or missing edge metals.

Q: What can I do to make my roof last longer?

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A: Each roof is uniquely different. A roof maintenance program and follow through is the most important to the longevity of a roof.

Q: Can you give me a budget price per square foot?

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A: We would be happy to look at your roof, do a complete survey and provide you with our suggestions. Providing a quote without proper inspection and evaluation would be a costly mistake.

Q: How long can I expect my new roof to last?

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A: The life of a roof depends on several factors such as: how much traffic will be on the roof, will the roof be subject to extreme heat due to reflective window glass, is the roof exposed to chemical exhausts, what type of membrane and insulation is being used and does the roof pond water? Manufacturers will offer 10, 15, 20, 25 and even 30 year warranties depending on how the system was installed.

Q: What is a “Green Roof”?

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A: The term “Green Roof” is a generic term which describes a roof system that is environmentally responsible and can provide a benefit. Such roofs can be simply a white reflective Energy Star rated roof membrane to an intensive vegetated roofing system with plants and trees.

Q: What does LEED stand for?

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A: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Q: How do I know which roof system is best for my situation?

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A: We do not provide “cookie cutter” remedies; we understand that all buildings and roofs have their own personal characteristics. RSS performs a comprehensive inspection and takes under consideration all relevant variables to provide recommendations. After further discussions with the building owner, the appropriate roofing system is determined.

Q: Which is better, a Single-Ply or a Built-Up/Asphalt Roof?

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A: The building and roof area will determine this; every building has its own characteristics that warrant the best applicable roofing system to apply. Both have benefits over the other in particular situations.

Q: What does wind uplift mean?

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A: Wind uplift is the amount of wind the new roof system should be able to withstand before roof failure.