Answers to Clients' Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if I need a new roof?

The following are some issues that may indicate the need for a roof replacement:

  • Leaks in the attic after heavy rain
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings
  • Missing shingles
  • Curling shingles
  • Black splotches (granular loss)

  • Roof missing shingles

    Missing shingles

  • Roof with curling shingles

    Curling shingles

  • Black splotches on roof

    Black splotches

What are my options if I decide to re-roof?

You have two basic options: you can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving tearing off the old system; or you can do a re-roof over the existing roof, involving going over the already existing roof. If you have already had one re-roof (second layer), then you can not go over the existing roof.

How much does it cost to replace a roof?

There is no simple answer to how much the bottom line will be for your roofing project. A bid from your contractor should be based on square footage, the pitch of the roof, accessibility, the type of roofing material needed, whether it’s a one story or two story home, removal of old roof (if necessary), roof permit and labor.

Should I have my chimney looked at before I have roof work done?

If the chimney requires any maintenance or repair, the best time to work on it is before a new roof is installed. Coordinate the chimney mason with the roofing contractor and yourself to make sure all chimney flashing and chimney repairs are completed properly before the new roof is installed.

How often should I clean my gutters?

Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. If you have many trees in the area of your home, you should clean them three to four times a year.

Should I worry about ice dams?

Ice dams occur when snow or ice on the roof melts and flows to the bottom of the roof. It then refreezes and causes the water behind it to build up. This water then will often find a way into your home underneath shingles and in tiny cracks. This can lead to extensive interior water damage. You should be concerned about ice dams if you have a roof in a colder climate with a very low pitch or have an older poorly insulated home. If you think you may have a problem, give us a call for a free, no obligation estimate and to discuss how ice & water protection can be added.

How long does it take?

Most homes can be completed properly in one day, some larger homes may take up to two days depending if the home needs additional repairs due to wood rot or plywood delamination.

Queen City Roofing LLC

1 Hardy Rd • Bedford, NH 03110

A Legally Registered and Fully Insured NH Roofing Contractor

Serving Western, Central, and Southern NH