Commom FAQs

How do i know when it's time to replace my roof?
Here in Pacific Northwest usually 90% of the roofs are replaced when they are 18-25 years old. When it comes to roofs, you should have enough warning signs so you can avoid problems like leaks. Here are some of these warning signs you may notice.
Asphalt shingles should lay flat against the roof. This helps them properly seal and protect your home. However, after years of and exposure to the elements, your shingles may start to curl at the edges. This lets you know the shingles are at the end of their life cycle and roof replacement time is not far away.
Missing Tabs
As shingles age, they get brittle and hard. In fact, they could tear, and you may notice missing shingle tabs on your roof. If you see a lot of missing tabs, your shingles are not in good condition. This is a good time to think about a new roof.
Bare Spots
Do some of your shingles have bare or bald spots? This happens when asphalt shingles lose a lot of their granules. Check your gutters and see if they are full of roofing granules. This usually means your shingles are getting old and you could have problems in the future.
How old is your roof? Asphalt shingles last about 18-25 years on average, and if your roof is older than 20 years, you should talk to your roofing professionals about roof replacement. Call Atrax Roof & Gutter today at (425) 449-2878 for a free estimate and consultation. We have alot of experience in the roofing industry and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Whats the price range for a new roof?
Types of Roofs
Different types of roofs require different installation techniques and therefore also vary in cost. Roof size, pitch and materials is the main factors to determine cost.
Depending on the materials that you use will vary the cost of your new roof. Asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective option. There are several other materials that you may consider which you can discuss with us at the time of your estimate.
About 60% of the cost of new roofing is based on labor alone.
Can i get a roof replacement in winter?
The answer to this questions is Absolutely! Our company works year-round and we are prepared to deal with challenging weather. We would only need one decent day that it’s not raining to tear-off the old shingles and “dry-in” your roof. After that’s done, your home will be protected and cozy in case it rains, while we finish installing your new roof.
What material should I choose for my new roof?
From natural materials like slate and wood to manmade products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers, there are more types and styles of roofing to choose from today than ever before.
While each has its advantages and shortcomings, they all can add a distinctive design element to your home. So which one is right for you?
What to Look for in a Roof
There are many factors to consider when selecting a roof including:
  • How long will it last?
  • Does it hold up during natural disasters such as wildfires or hurricanes?
  • Is it too heavy for the existing roof framing?
  • Does the roof have enough slope?
  • Will the look complement the style of the house?
  • Are the materials eco-friendly and recyclable?
  • Is the type of roofing allowed by local building codes?
  • And finally, how much does it cost?
Below is a rundown on the different types of roofing available. Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing for homes, comprising over 80% of residential roofing market. Metal Roof while more expensive than asphalt, metal roofing lasts longer and is more wind resistant.
Plastic Polymer these durable synthetic roofing shingles resemble either wood, shakes or slate.
Clay Tile while brittle and heavy, clay tiles can last a long time and are very fire resistant.
Concrete Tile less expensive than clay tiles, concrete roof tiles are also heavy but can last a long time and are very fire resistant. Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials. Though brittle and expensive, it is very durable and resists both wind and fire. Wood Singles and Shakes made from rot resistant woods have low fire resistance unless treated.
How long will it take to get a new roof?
Many people ask us, “How long does it take to replace a roof?” Of course, we can give you an average, but the time it takes to replace a roof can vary by several factors. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to determining the length of time it’ll take professionals to replace your roof. For optimal conditions and an average size home, we can estimate that a new roof usually takes 1-3 days, and for larger projects it take up to 1 week or even more.
What is your process for free estimates?
We provide a very detailed estimate, we will send an estimator to take a look at your roof, gutters, or others. Our sales estimator will collect all the details from what you are requesting, we will put an estimate together for you and usually send it out with 1-2 business days to your email, or we can print it out and take it to you.
How much does it cost to repair a roof?
A roof leak is a stressful situation. You have to worry about the damage it’s causing to your home and how to get it taken care of as quickly as possible.
But you’re biggest concern is probably how much it’s going to cost you. To help take some of the stress of your roof leak off your shoulders, we’re going to give you an idea of much you’ll have to pay to repair your roof.
We know what it takes to extend your roof’s life with high-quality repairs.
The cost of roof repairs is based on your roof complexity, roof accessibility, roof pitch, rooof material and more. Every home and project is different and requires a skilled set of eyes to determine price accurately.
The prices below are rough estimates to give you a general idea of how much it’ll cost to repair your roof. Improperly driven nails – Up to (5-10) it will cost the minimum service charge of $350 Pipe boot failure – Depending on the type of pipe boot you want it can cost up to $450 Chimney wear and tear – Now this will depend on the size of the chimney and what is the cause of the leak, if its a reflashing around chimney starts around $600, if it’s sealing the mortar joints it could go up to $2,500. Now you have an idea how much it’ll cost to repair your leaky roof. Remember, these are rough estimates to fix the most common roof leaks. These repairs can extend your roof’s life and get you through until you need a roof replacement.
How often should I get my roof cleaned?
We suggest to get your roof inspected and cleaned every one to two years as needed. Maintaining your roof now, it will prevent costly problems later and it will keep your investment and home in a very good shape.
Can a handyman repair a roof?
If you aren’t already aware, it is critical for you to secure a respectable, professional, licensed and insured roofing contractor for your roof repair. The reason why this is recommended is that the integrity of your home is important. If you don’t get the right repairs, it can become a very costly mistake. A professional roofing company will have the capacity to repair slate, metal, wood, concrete tiles, and asphalt shingles. A handyman will likely have simple tools and will have to work extraordinarily hard to achieve the same result that a professional roofing company will be able to achieve in less time and with more expertise.
Do you have your own crews?
All of our crews are full-time, year-round, highly trained employees. We are a proudly National Roofing Conntractors Association Member, and we have all of our employees go through NRCA courses, to get their certifications. We never subcontract, our roofers have been with us for years, we are very selective in our hiring. The best roofers want to have a career with us because we take excellent care of our employees.