McNulty Roofing Co., Inc.
440.461.8987 (Office)
440.461.9620 (Fax)
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FAQs

The issues surrounding a building owner's roofing decisions are more complex than ever. McNulty Roofing's professionals are experts at diagnosing your roofing needs, exploring your options, and working with you to design roofing solutions that encompasses all of your issues.

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: We have over 35 YEARS OF SOLID EXPERIENCE.

Q: Are you licensed and insured?
A: Yes. We are FULLY LICENSED and INSURED. All workers are covered by Workers Compensation Board.

Q: What is your workmanship warranty?
A: McNulty Roofing Inc. offers a quality finished product backed up with a 25 YEAR WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY GUARANTEE.

Q: Are estimates free?
A: Yes. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced estimators or fill out the form to request a free online estimate. After our inspection, we will provide you with a written proposal detailing our findings, options and cost.



Roofing Process Questions

Q. What will the estimator look for when inspecting the roof of my home?
A: Our estimators inspect the roof covering, the drainage systems, the flashing (around skylights, chimneys, vent pipes), and the ventilation systems.

Q: How will I know if a roof has problems?
A: Roof problems are generally discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. The condition of the shingles will determine whether a repair or replacement roof is appropriate. When worn out, shingles sometimes curl, warp or lose granules and may have missing or damaged shingle tabs. Pay particular attention to any visible signs inside of your home such as cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper.

Q: My roof is leaking. Does this mean I need a new one?
A: Not necessarily. You may only need repair work. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. The best way to determine the problem is to call in a professional roofing company for an evaluation. We offer FREE roofing inspections. Submit the form on this page to schedule your free inspection of your roof.

Q: What kind of roof do I need?
A: There are many types of roof systems and membranes available. This can depend on building use, access, weight loads, foot traffic, number of penetrations, cost, etc. all play a factor in roof selection. Our sales representatives will take the time to show the composition of the types, the distinctions in the various brands, how they’re tested, what the warranties are, and which suits your specific needs and budget.

Q: Will the roof be completely torn off?
A: We recommend a complete removal of the old roof system for homeowners seeking a replacement roof. In some circumstances, particularly when there is only one layer of shingles on the roof, it is possible to re-roof or re-cover existing shingles with a new roof. However, placing a new layer of shingles over aging shingles may give the roof an uneven appearance.

Q: How long can I expect my roof to last?
A: The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance, which the roof has received.

Q: How long will it take for the roof to be completed?
A: Once we have started work on your home, that work is not interrupted until it is completed - weather permitting. When your job is scheduled, it is the only job for that crew until completion.

Q: Will you provide references?
A: Yes. Customer references will be provided upon request



Common Problems
Q: Why does my roof leak?
A: Roofs can leak for various reasons; the most common are old age or improper installation. Other reasons could be ice back-up, roof penetrations, condensation or gaps in caulk . There are many more uncommon causes of leaks which vary from house to house, where you should call for a free estimate for proper diagonosis.

Q: What is ice back-up?
A: Ice back-up is the accumulation of ice at the bottom of the roof starting at the gutter and moving up the roof. This will occur when a house is not getting enough ventilation or does not have enough insulation. This allows heat to escape through the roof and melt existing snow, which refreezes as ice when it reaches the unheated eaves and gutters; forming giant icicles and creating various other problems. A cheaper solution to ice back-up than a full replacement of your roof is to install heated gutter cables.

Q: What does ventilation do?
A: Ventilation keeps the attic temperature consistent with outdoor temperatures and keeps fresh air flow through the attic; this helps to avoid problems such a melting snow, condensation, black mold etc.. For best effect vented soffit is usually paired with ridge vent at the peak. This creates an entrance and exit scenario, not unlike a “mouth” and “nose” breathing.

Q: What does insulation do?
A: Insulation is maintains the temperature in the living space of the house as well as the attic space. It traps heat and A/C inside the house. This has three instantaneous benefits: saving money in gas and electricity, prevention of snow melt on the roof, and an overall increased level of comfort in the living space. If you were to re-insulate your house you would feel the effects immediately.

Q: What do new window do for my house?
A: Nowadays doors window work in ways similar to insulation. Reduction of the loss of heat and A/C. Newer doors and windows also add a lot to the overall appearance of homes; which in my opinion that in itself makes them worthwhile.

Q: Can I remove the black streaking on my roof?
A: Yes, the black streaks are algae. If you have a newer roof but have unappealing black algae streaks rest easy, they can be power washed away. This is a very simple solution and can take years off the appearance of your roof and add years to the lifespan of your roof as algae eats away at shingles.

Note: shingle are now made algae resistant which is another benefit of full roof replacement


For any and all other questions you may e-mail us through the contact us link, or just call the shop number listed at the top of the page and remember for any home related issues that come up in your life: keep calm and contact McNulty Co.
5551 Wilson Mills Road Highland Heights, Ohio 44143