Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

How can I determine if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced?

Your roof is an important part of your home. It helps PROTECT you and your family. Roof repairs can be carried out during the average 20 year lifespan but when roofing can no longer be protected from water infiltration despite regular maintenance, roof replacement may be required. Check for cracked or missing shingles, leaks on attic or ceilings, damaged flashings and contact a Tiger Roofing LLC for a licensed roof inspection.

Does Tiger Roofing offer free estimates?

Of course! We love to inspect roofs. If we find any damage, we will not only tell you but also show you with pictures taken of the damage.

My roof leaks. Do I need to replace it immediately?

If a roof leak is the result of a minor damage, roof repair may be all that is required. Tiger Roofing LLC technicians are trained to promptly identify the source of roof leaks and provide practical repair solutions that extend roof lifespan whenever possible.

Can Tiger Roofing do repairs?

Yes, we can repair your roof. As long as it is isolated. If the roof is in need of replacing, repairs might not be able to be preformed.

Is Tiger Roofing fully insured?

Yes, Tiger Roofing maintains a GL policy at all times.

What types of roofs do you install?

We do composition, metal, tile, slate roofs. Many choose composition but we encourage homeowners to look at Impact Resistant and higher-end roofs. These options will save money over time and can reduce insurance costs.

How long do new roofs last?

The average life span of a roof is about 20 years with regular maintenance. Certain types of roofing can last 30 years or longer including cement fiber, tile, slate and copper.

I received quotes for several different roof prices, how do I know which one to choose?

Roof quotes may vary due to lack of insurance, the use of subcontractors, or limited experience. Property owners are advised to carefully research a roof contractor’s credentials since lower quotes may indicate substandard work.

How do we file a claim?

No roofer can file a claim on behalf of the homeowner. However, we can offer suggestions of storm dates and help you locate claim numbers to file a claim. Once a claim is filed, an adjuster will call within 48 hours to set up a time to assess your property. Please have a contractor present, as well, for your benefit.

What is the industry standard for warranties?

Manufacturer warranties are regulated by industry standards and cover defects in roofing materials only; while warranties for labor are offered by roofing contractors and vary widely depending on the contractor. Tiger Roofing LLC does offer warranties with every install, through their preferred contractors.

Can roofing be installed or repaired during winter?

There are no standard temperature guidelines for installing asphalt roof shingles although certain, materials can become brittle during colder months. Tiger Roofing LLC recommends a temperature of 50 degrees or higher to allow for proper laying of shingles.

What is the best asphalt shingle to use on my roof?

Asphalt shingles must be in compliance with standards and applicable building codes. The performance of asphalt shingles also depends on their compatibility with surrounding roof components in addition to quality.

When should a shingle underlayment be used?

The use of an underlayment protects shingles and decking from wood resins and water penetration and increases fire resistance. Many manufacturer warranties also require the use of an underlayment.

My contractor wants to use staples instead of nails to install my roof. Is that OK?

Tiger Roofing LLC uses industry recommended galvanized steel or corrosion resistant nails for all asphalt installations according to building code requirements and manufacturer recommendations.

What other credentials does Tiger Roofing possess?

We are an A+ rated business with BBB. We are a Preferred Contractor for Owens Corning and a Certified Contractor for GAF. We are a member of Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. We are a member of Allen Lions Service Club, Terrell Chamber of Commerce, and Member/Board of Directors for the Allen Chamber of Commerce.

Can hail damage my roof?

Hail can cause damage to shingles and in more severe cases expose felt matting. Contact Tiger Roofing LLC for an evaluation following a hail storm or any other extreme weather event.