Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you provide full written estimates free of charge?
Yes, for every customer every day we provide no-obligation free estimates. We will leave you with a proposal/quote and the decision is completely yours to make
Q: What should I expect when installing my roof?
Q: How long will It take to complete my roof?
Typically, a roof takes 1-2 days to complete. Size is the ultimate factor, but most residential roofs are completed within 2 days.
Q: Are you Insured? Licensed?
Yes, Bowles Roofing is licensed and insured with Worker’s Compensation and general liability coverage.
Q: Do I need to obtain the permits needed to complete my roof?
Bowles Roofing will obtain all the permits and needed legal documents required to complete your roof.
Q: Does Bowles Roofing use sub-contractors or temporary laborers?
No, we do not hire any sub-contractors or temporary labor positions. All of our workers are employed Full-Time and undergo an application/screening process prior to being hired.
Q: What if I have bad wood or damages on my roof?
Typically, there is some bad wood or damages on the roof. If we encounter this we will replace the wood with CDX exterior grade plywood and fasten it properly. Any other damages such as fascia board, soffit, trusses etc. will be dealt with as we encounter them
Q: What does your Warranty cover?
Bowles Roofing offers a 5 year Full-Warranty on all Re-Roofs. If a leak occurs within 5 years of the date we put the roof on, you can call us and we will repair it free of charge.
Q: What about skylights? Do you replace them?
We have many sizes of skylights readily available and can present you with a variety of choices. There is no better time to install a skylight or replace one. There are myths that skylights will always cause leaks, this is untrue. When using a quality skylight properly installed, it will last you many years.
Q: Do you clean up after your work?
Cleanliness of the property is a top priority of us here at Bowles Roofing! At the end of each work day we will circle your yard and trash any remaining debris or nails lying around. Your yard will look like nothing ever happened once we are finished.
Q: What is Ice & Water shield?
This is a self-adhering rubber membrane which will not allow any water to get underneath it or soak through it. When nails penetrate through the Ice & Water shield they are self- sealed by the rubber membrane. We use Ice & Water Shield in all valleys and penetrations.
Q: What are roof flashings?
Flashings are the most effective way to prevent leaks in trouble areas on roofs. This is common with: chimneys, skylights, boots, walls and more. Typically, Bowles roofing will replace any damaged flashing that is on your roof for brand new undamaged flashing.
Q: What does my manufacturer warranty read?
Each manufacturer’s warranty is a little bit different. Depending on what manufacturer you decide to go with we will inform you on their available warranties.
Q: What are common problem areas on a roof?
Common problem areas on a roof usually originate from valleys, ridge vents, walls, eaves or penetrations.
We Service the Following Cities & All Surrounding Areas
• Silver Springs
• Lake Weir
• Lady Lake
• The Villages