FAQ

Residential Roofing FAQ

  • Roof Replacement Costs

    While we cannot tell you asphalt shingles roofing is cheap, we can promise that our prices are among the best in Birmingham. The material we use is one of the most affordable available for install on a residential roof and the most popular. Plus, we help you maintain affordability by providing low-cost expert installation of your new roof. But, exactly how much will you pay to replace your new roof?

    Cardinal Roofing offers both asphalt shingles and architectural shingles for residential customers. Each shingles style provides durable protection for your home, averaging a 15 – 20 year lifetime. The material is weather resistant and durable, with numerous colors and styles to choose from that breath life into your home, creating the ambiance and curb appeal that you desire.

    Not only do our asphalt shingles provide the certainty you value when replacing the roof on your home, they also add the appeal that you want. The roof accounts for about 50% of the curb appeal of the home. With either of our roofing systems installed, you gain a quality roof that also adds appeal and value to your home. We use a Scotch Guard protection system on our asphalt shingles, which reduces any damage to the roof while giving your home the look you crave.

    Our residential roofing shingles are protected by a 15-year labor and material warranty, as well as a lifetime guarantee against algae and black streaking on your shingles. We also offer a 5-year no-leak warranty on our new roof installations.

    Numerous factors determine the costs of your roof replacement job, including the shingles chosen, the size of the home, repairs needed, etc. Call us for your free personalized estimate to learn exactly how much your new roof is going to cost. We think you’ll be pleased with the prices that we offer.

  • Roofing Repair

    Wind, rain, snow, sun, heat, and many other weather elements can cause damage to your roof. When there’s damage, it’s imperative that you call Cardinal Roofing right away. A damaged roof puts yourself and family at risk and that’s the last worry you want on your mind. Our expert roofing professionals respond immediately to your inquiry, providing expert inspect of the damage to ensure proper repair.

    We can handle any type of residential roofing repair need, whether you’ve sustained a small amount of damage or require extensive repairs. We do the job right the first time around, adding to your peace of mind and safety. We pride ourselves on quality work on each and every job that we perform. Our customers are our family, and we never provide work that’s less than quality.

    Allowing a damaged roof to remain without repair is a mistake you should avoid. The damage will only worsen, increasing difficulty and expense to repair later down the line. Delaying repair also puts your safety on the line, as well as the protection of the items in your home that you’ve worked so hard to own.

    If your roof is damaged, give us a call and experience the Cardinal Roofing difference firsthand. We’ll provide your free, no obligation roof repair estimate to get things started. We can answer any questions or concerns that you might have, and even discuss your repair options with you. Your complete satisfaction is important to us.

  • Roof Inspections

    From the ground, homeowners can inspect their roof, detecting any noticeable problems so a professional can be consulted. However, this inspection isn’t as thorough as what’s needed to ensure a great lifetime with your roof. Only a roofing expert can climb atop the home onto the roof and provide the thorough, up-close evaluation that your asphalt shingles need. It’s important that every Birmingham homeowner know the condition of their roof. Even when all seems well, many problems could lurk underneath the surface, ready and waiting to cause tremendous problems in the near future. A leaking roof can easily collapse a ceiling, causing substantial damage and potential safety concerns, and this is only one of the many issues that can arise before you realize what’s occurred -if you are without an annual roof inspection. When a Cardinal Roofing roof professional inspects the roof, those worries are gone and you’ll gain the comfort of knowing from the very start.

    Not only can our expert roofers examine the roofs exterior, looking for issues such as broken shingles and flashing issues, they also look in less common areas of the roof to identify problems that may lead to bigger concerns. When our roofing experts complete the roof inspect, you’ll gain comfort knowing we’ve thoroughly evaluated every inch and corner for potential problems and current damage.

Metal Roofing FAQ

  • Metal Roofing Pros & Cons

    Is a metal roof right for your building? Long ago metal roofs were available only in an unsightly noisy tin model, a look and sound quite unappealing for most anyone. Fast forward in time, and now metal roofing options are endless, making them a great option for a home or commercial facility.

    Of course, metal roofing advantages extend farther than its versatility, although it certainly exceeds expectations there. Some of the advantages of metal roofing you’ll enjoy include:

    • Impact Resistant: Metal roofing is impact resistant, so weather damage isn’t a concern. Plus, metal roofs are wind resistant to winds up to 120 MPH!
    • Fire Resistant: A metal roof won’t catch fire and that’s an advantage other roofing materials usually don’t offer. Fire resistant roofing minimizes damage at your home or business in the event of a fire.
    • Energy Efficient: Imagine smaller energy bills and then imagine life with a solar radiant metal roof. A 30% to 40% reduction in cooling costs is average for home and business owners using metal roofing.
    • Durability: Metal roofing in strong and durable, resistant to many weather elements, and ready to provide many years of great use for those who install it on their home.
    • Longevity: No other roofing offers the same longevity as a metal roof. On average, a metal roof provides a minimum of 50 years of great use. Many metal roofs provide closer to 100 years of use.
    • Low Maintenance: If you don’t like the thought of spending tons of money for upkeep on your roof or don’t want to see roofing professionals for repairs on a regular basis, you’ll appreciate the metal roof and the low maintenance feature it provides.
    • Environmentally Friendly: A metal roof is constructed from 20- 30% recycled material. And, when it’s time to replace the metal roof, it’s completely recyclable!

    Stylish: Metal roofs are available in many colors, styles, and designs, and from numerous metal materials, ensuring every home and business owner has the roof they need.

    The advantages of a metal roof are plentiful, but there’s a few disadvantages important to know before purchase. Metal roofing disadvantages include:

    • Cost: Metal roofing is more expensive than other roofing materials, averaging two to three times more cost. Despite the added cost, a metal roof can prove a true value with time. Compare options to ensure the best metal roofing is selected and the best price received.
    • Noise: Although metal roof noises have dwindled from what they were at one time, there’s always some noise, particularly when it is raining or snowing. Extra installation, while an added expense, can reduce the noise from the roof.
    • Performance: Low-grade metal materials can cause water to pool on top, depleting the performance expectancy and lifetime of the roof. In fact, this is one of several types of problems that can dwindle the life expectancy of the roof, causing major problems along the way.

  • Metal Roof Installation

    High-quality, professional metal roof installation from Cardinal Roofing ensures a dependable, long-lasting roof that exceeds expectations for many years to come. Cutting corners isn’t on our agenda, like it is with some companies. Instead, we focus on quality installation on every job that we perform. Keeping customers with a smile on their face is our goal. Our experienced installers are knowledgeable in metal roofing and installation of the material, ensuring your complete satisfaction on a job well done. We stand behind every job that we perform, offering an amazing 15-year labor warranty for your peace of mind and protection. You don’t get to the top by being the average company. We go above and beyond to cater to our customers needs, providing a job well done each and every time. And, to top it off, we offer some of the best pricing on metal roofing in the Birmingham area. If you live in Birmingham or the surrounding areas, we’d love to install your new metal roof.

  • Metal Roofing Costs

    Although metal roofing is more expensive than some other roofing materials, it’s worth the added expense. Metal roofing is long-lasting, durable, and safe, and when you choose Cardinal Roofing for your roof, affordable. We vow to provide competitive rates to our Birmingham customers. Our reasonable rates for high-quality work is one of our many qualities that has helped us rise to the top and become one of the most trusted roofing companies in the area.

    Call us to request your free, no-obligation estimate. We’ll send a roofer to your home to provide an on-site estimate of costs after going over all your options, answering questions, and otherwise ensuring that you’re knowledgeable of the purchase. Compare our rates and services with others in the area. We’re confident you’ll come back to enjoy our professional, low-cost services.

Commercial Roofing FAQ

  • Flat Roof

    If you are looking for a flat roofing contractor in Birmingham, AL, call us! We service customers throughout central Alabama. We always provide our clients with a free inspection and we gladly bill your insurance company for you.

  • TPO Roofing

    Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or TPO, is commonly used in commercial roofing settings. The material is durable, lightweight, and energy-efficient, so a reduction in your cooling costs is likely. TPO is a polymer blend made with various rubbers, reinforcing fillers, polypropylene, and polyethylene. These polymers are infused with UV absorbing agents and flame retardants, making TPO fire and wind resistant.

    TPO is a cooling roofing material that is Energy-star rated. Many people refer to TPO roofing as green roofing. So, another advantage of using this roofing material is that it is good for the environment. It is important that we all do our part to keep the world a great place. Why not start with the roof that you use on your business? There’s tax credits, local credits, and energy credits in store for those who select the TPO flat roof system.

    Firestone, Genflex, and Carlisle are among the TOP manufacturers offering quality roofing products. Cardinal Roofing works with the top TPO manufactures, giving you choices and assurance in quality products.

  • Roof Coating

    Roof coating is used over an existing flat roof to extend its durability and lifetime. With the coating applied, the roof becomes a highly reflective surface that offers a range of benefits small and large. Many types of roof coatings are available, each consisting of liquefied polymers.

    Benefits you’ll enjoy when using roof coating with your new flat roof installation include:

    • Preserve your roof, protecting it from excessive heat, cracks, splits, and more
    • Extend the lifetime of your roof
    • Further reduce cooling/energy costs
    • Several types of flat roof coating available

    These exciting benefits are offered when business owners opt to add roof coating to their roof. But, there’s far more benefits of roof coating than what’s listed here. It is safe to say that roof coating is worth the time, money, and effort.

    Roof coating is inexpensive and while it is ideal to install when installing your new flat roof, Cardinal Roofing pros can come back to the scene and add the coating at a later time as well. Roof coating provides business owners throughout Birmingham added protection to their investment as well as peace of mind. Knowing that a high-quality roof has been installed by Cardinal Roofing, with roof coating, is all the peace of mind you need.

  • EPDM Roofing

    Known for its superior strength and durability, EPDM has been used on commercial businesses and homes for more than four decades. Not only is it one of the oldest types of roofing materials available, it’s also one of the most trusted. EPDM, or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, is oftentimes used on low-slope buildings throughout Birmingham, but it’s popularity extends throughout the country.

    EPDM roofing is resilient, durable, and affordable, helping reduce energy costs and carbon footprint. Both a white reflective and black EPDM roofing colors are available. The flexible material is great for cold weather conditions and is resistant to hail damage, UV rays, and thermal shock.

    It is up to you to maintain your EPDM roof after Cardinal Roofing installs the piece. Caring for the roof isn’t difficult, luckily, especially with the help of our roofing experts. The reward of proper care and maintenance is a roof that provides a lifetime of around 30 years.

  • Torch Down

    Torch down roofing is similar to gravel and tar roofs, consisting of fiberglass and polyester layers with added bitumen added to the traditional tar and gravel layer system. The extra sheets are placed in overlap areas during installation using a flame torch that melts the asphalt together with the seams. Some people refer to torch down roofing as modified bitumen, though there are differences in the two. Torch down roofing is strong and resistant to rain and snow. The life expectancy of 15-years is great considering the low initial purchase costs. The attractiveness of this roof material is a plus. The tar roof doesn’t offer the same type of beauty.

  • Modified Bitumen

    Modified Bitumen roofing is a single-ply rolled roofing material. It features a mineral-based wear surface that protects it from heat and moisture. The modified bitumen roof is installed by placing the adhesive material down onto the roof. It is easy-to install and while some homeowners and business owners choose to DIY, it is better to hire the professionals at Cardinal Roofing to handle the job. Our roofing installation experts ensure that your roof is installed the right way, the first time around, preventing headache and hassle in the future while ensuring longevity of your roof. Additionally, our roofing experts have the tools and safety equipment needed to ensure a smooth installation from start to finish. You’ll be satisfied with the reduced energy costs, low maintenance, and great appeal of the modified bitumen roofing system.