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Roofing Resources

At Porter Roofing, we want to share our roofing knowledge. Here are answers to some of the most common roofing questions, along with important resources for every roofing consumer.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if I'm paying too much for a new roof?

  • Before you make a decision to hire a roofing contractor, we recommend that you get quotes from three roofing companies. The three quotes may vary significantly in detail and pricing, so read them carefully and ask about anything you don't understand.

    Next, ask each roofing contractor for referrals from homeowners or building owners with similar projects. Ask the referrals about their experiences with the company they chose, why they chose them, and what they learned from the process.

  • What must I do to prepare for my roofing project?

  • Before roofing contractors arrive each day, move all vehicles from your driveway and the street in front of your house. The roofing contractors bring equipment and work vehicles that need to be close to your home or building.

    Roofers need electricity for some tools. Check with your roofing company to see if they need access to electricity.

  • Is it true that you can recover my shingle roofs instead of replacing the entire roof?

  • In some instances, it is possible to install a new layer of shingles over the existing shingles. However, you can't always add another shingle layer. If your roof already has more than one shingle layer, most likely you will require a new roof installation. A professional roofing company can evaluate your current roof and let you know if recovering is an option.

  • Why do roofing companies carry insurance?

  • Any time someone on your property gets hurt, even people you hire to work on your property, they can sue you. When you hire a roofing company that carries insurance, the roofing company insurance covers their employees in case of a work site accident.

  • How long will my new roof last?

  • Your new roof life expectancy depends on the roofing material, the climate, and the installation. In general, an expertly installed and maintained roof should last 20 years, though some materials, like natural stone, can last longer.

    Always ask your roofing company about the warranties they offer for roof workmanship and the warranties offered by the roofing material manufacturer.

  • We found roof tiles or shingles in our yard after a storm. Do we need a new roof?

  • In many cases, you can replace roof tiles or shingles without a full roof replacement. As soon as you notice tiles or shingles from your roof in your yard, call your roofing company for an inspection. Don't inspect the roof yourself. A professional roofing inspector knows how to walk on your roof without causing additional damage and can spot minor signs of roof damage that you would miss. Often, you can repair minor problems easily and inexpensively. However, if you don't repair them, they can cause damage to your walls or further damage to your roof, resulting in larger repair costs.

    If you would like to perform a checkup on your roof yourself, please review the Roof Checkup Guide for Homeowners from the National Roofing Contractors Association.



Porter Roofing Products

Porter Roofing proudly uses roofing materials from these manufacturers:

  • GAF is an award-winning manufacturer of residential roofing and commercial roofing materials in North America with more than 125 years experience. As proof of their commitment to quality, GAF is the first roofing material manufacturer to pass wind ratings of 110 mph and 150 mph on every manufactured shingle.
  • ProTech Products is the industry leader in coating and polyurethane foam roofing systems. With nearly 30 years of experience, Pro-Tech offers long-term warranties up to ten years.
  • MonierLifetile has nearly 50 years experience creating concrete roof tiles and is the largest manufacturer in the United States.


Roofing Associations

Learn more about the roofing industry and how to find a roofer for your project with these resources.

Porter Roofing, AZ Roofing Company, Built On Reputation

Dennis Porter, President and owner, stands behind his name with a reputation of quality and reliability he has personally maintained for over 20 years.

2012 Best of Chandler - Roofing Contractors

Our Portfolio of Arizona Custom Roofing Projects

Arizona Roofing Contractor Client Testimonials

From: Jack Gurney

Hi;

Just a note to inform you that you have a staff of employees that are of the highest quality.

Bob Hill was my first contact and he was friendly, knowledgeable and professional in his presentation.

JR was the foam installer and he did everything to perfection.

All in all, I must commend you for the staff you have assembled to perform a very necessary service after the hail storm on Oct 5th.

I feel they are all friends

Thank you

From: Jennifer Louis
April 23, 2011

I would like to say thank you for your excellent service and work that you provided for us on April 6, 2011.    I am so pleased with your company and want you to know that I would heartily recommend you to anyone.

When I called for the first time, I was stressed out after trying to work with another company to no avail.  My house was in escrow and I needed roof repairs in a timely manner and at a fair price in order to close on the house.  Mirabel and Michele spoke with me with kindness and professionalism and got me set up immediately for service.  They always called back when the said they would and always offered support.  In fact Mirabel promised me she would have a quote for me on the same day I called and she and Randy  stayed after work hours to make sure it was done and in my hands as promised. 

The work the crew did was good and was subject to a home inspector’s review after completion as requested by my buyer.  The inspector was very pleased with the repairs.

At no time did I experience the ‘run around” or any other unpleasant tactics.  Thank you so much and I wish your company much success.

From: Ernestine Muntner

My husband and I wanted to let you know how nice it was to work with your employee Chris Zimmerman. He showed professionalism, courtesy and was always on time when we had an appointment with him. If there was a delay on his end he always called to let us know he would be late which I really appreciate. He handled all the insurance paperwork so that everything went smoothly. Again, it was a pleasure working with Chris.

From: Lois Forrest

I am very pleased with the work done by the Porter crew. The roofers were very efficient and did an excellent job of repairs and replacemet and did a great clean-up afterwards.Also Jose who was so courteous and same with his helper, they did such a fine finish-up work on patch, repair, and paint. Bob was so easy to work with and answered my questions clearly, although I know he was under pressure to deal with all the problems from different customers personalities. Bob handled my concerns in a professional way. Thank you so much I am very glad that I went with the Porter Roofing company.

From: Martha M.

Dear Dennis, Thank you so much for doing my roof in such short notice. I really appreciated your crew and the excellent job they did.

Not only did he spend over an hour on my roof, he went through my entire property with the adjustor to help point out damages I never would have thought about!

His follow up was excellent, and after it was determined that I would not get a new roof, he made sure that your company provided a competitive estimate to make necessary repairs.

I am really impressed with the professionalism and personalism associated with this company, and will definitely remeber you if I get to the point where I need a new roof.

From: Tony Totolo

I can't begin to tell you how great it was to meet you yesterday. You exemplify what many people strive for as true professional, unfortunately many never succeed in this endeavor.

Further, you are an interesting person that shares many of my own experiences and for that I am glad our paths crossed.

Thank you, I look forward to a new friendship.

Liz Berkshire

As an FYI (you may know this already), you guys did my roof for me. I was very happy with Randy Halfhill. I felt he was extremely honest. The workers were terrific as well. I am VERY satisfied. Ya'll deserve your high rating on Angie's List.