Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to replace my roof?

The pricing for new roofs depends primarily on the square footage of the roof surface, the type of material you choose (asphalt, metal, cedar shakes, tile, etc), and the complexity of your roof (dormers, steep angles, etc.) Because we've been installing new roofs in the Columbia area for so many years, we have the experience and resources to help you decide on a quality roof solution that will suit your budget.

How long does a roof last in South Carolina?

Each shingle brand provides a different guideline for how long they expect their shingles to last. A properly installed roof will generally last up to 15 years with regular maintenance and inspection, especially after severe weather events.

Can you just re-roof or lay new shingles over the old ones?

While there could be some initial cost-saving in laying new shingles over an old, aged roof, we generally don't recommend re-roofing. Old shingles also mean an old roof deck. By tearing off the old shingles, our licensed roofing contractor will then be able to spot any areas of instability or damage to the roof deck that may have been hidden by the shingles. We can replace any sections where there may be wood rot. Roof installation techniques and materials have also changed over the last couple of decades, and your old roof may not be up to code. "Re-roof" jobs may also not carry the same warranties as a full replacement.

What should I look for in a new roof?

When you decide it's time to consider a new roof, consider first your budget and your goals. Metal roofs tend to last longer than asphalt shingles, but they cost more upfront and may not "fit in" with the neighborhood. Asphalt shingles are an affordable option, but even in that arena, there are choices that will determine the overall aesthetic and potential lifespan of the roof. Consulting a roofing contractor to help you make these choices is best. They'll have the experience to help guide you towards the best result.

What kind of roof repair services do you offer?

We can repair any roof – from securing loose shingles or flashing, replacing missing or damaged shingles, to rebedding ridge caps, to replacing water-damaged roof decks. Bros. Roofing & Repairs LLC has a team of experienced roofing contractors who can repair any roof damage you may be experiencing.

Do you offer free roof inspections?

Yes! Our experienced, licensed roofers will inspect your roof up close to assess the scope of any obvious damage and also map out the probable unseen damage just below the surface. With that knowledge at hand, we will let you know if roof repair is the most affordable option or if you're better off with a full roof replacement.

Why do I need to repair my roof?

Damaged roofs cause roof leaks, which creates a dangerous water and moisture problem in the house below. Whether the roof damage was caused by hail or fallen trees to simply granule loss due to aging roof shingles, prompt attention and repair will avoid further, more costly damage down the road.

Do you know how to work with flat roofs?

Yes! We have years of experience installing, maintaining and repairing the membrane roofs and steel roofs most often used for large, flat surfaces. Whether you want to know your options for a full replacement or simply need your roof repaired because you've discovered a water leak or other damage, Bros. Roofing can help. We will also help you develop a regular roof maintenance plan to help extend the lifespan of your roof.

My building has a lot of tenants. Will the work on our roof be disruptive?

Commercial buildings are often tenanted by multiple individuals or businesses. Bros. Roofing & Repairs LLC takes this into account when tackling any commercial roofing job that houses multiple tenants. We can work with their schedules or needs to accommodate the continuation of business operations as much as possible.

Can a residential roofer do commercial roofs, too?

Not many can. A membrane or metal commercial roof system generally requires a different set of equipment, specialized materials, and expertise. From asphalt emulsion-based systems to built-up and mod-bit systems to galvanized steel, commercial roofs require a different skill set than that of a roofer more used to dealing with residences. Bros. Roofing & Repairs LLC is the company to choose in Columbia when you want to "go local" and choose the best commercial roofing company at the same time.

Our business's roof leaked, and now there's water damage. Can you help?

All roof leaks are bad, but for a commercial business, the water damage caused by a roof leak can halt production or operation and affect the company's bottom line. Most local roofers in Columbia only know roofs, but the Bros. Roofing & Repairs LLC team includes a damage restoration and mitigation department that can handle any repairs to the interior of your structure. This full-service approach to roofing means that we'll be able to handle any project that involves your roof – even if you've experience extensive water intrusion caused by damage to your roof.