Roofing FAQs

How Much Does A Roof Typically Cost?
Roof costs vary widely based on materials, size, labor, and location. A roofing specialist from Riker can review the details of your project and provide you with a cost estimate!

How Long Does A Roof Last?
Your roof can last up to 25 years, depending on several factors. Some of these include: materials, the quality of the installation, ventilation, weather and other environmental factors, trees, and general maintenance. To maximize your roof’s lifespan, it is critical to select the appropriate materials as well as ensure proper installation and regular maintenance/inspection.

What Type Of Roof Is Best For My Texas Home?
Metal and reflective roofing materials are popular in Texas due to their durability and energy efficiency in the hot climate. However, the best type also depends on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and specific location.

Do I Need To Hire A Licensed Roofing Contractor For Roofing Services?
Texas does not require licensing or insurance for roofing contractors. However hiring a licensed roofing contractor ensures professionalism, adherence to local building codes, and often is necessary for warranty validity. Riker is fully insured for general liability, workers compensation and auto insurance.

Will Insurance Pay For A New Roof?
It depends on your policy and the reason for the replacement. If damage is due to an event covered by your policy, like hail or wind, insurance might cover it. Regular wear and tear, however, is typically not covered. It is best to contact your insurance company to review coverage.

Can I Claim Roof Repair On My Taxes?
Generally, roof repairs are considered maintenance and aren’t tax-deductible. However, if the home is used for business or if the repair is part of a larger home improvement project, there might be tax implications. Always consult with a tax professional.

Garage Door FAQs

Can I Replace A Section Of My Garage Door, Or Do I Need To Replace The Whole Garage Door?
Yes, you may be able to replace just a section if it’s damaged, but the new section might not match the color or wear of the existing door perfectly. It is best to consult with a professional.

Can I Paint My Garage Door?
Yes, but ensure you clean it first and use the appropriate paint for the door material.

What Is The Right Type Of Garage Door For My Home?
The right type of garage door depends on your home’s style, needs, and climate. Common choices include sectional, roll-up, and carriage house doors, among others. Call one of our experienced professionals to learn about the various types of garage doors and which is the best choice for your home project.

Are Special Sizes Of Garage Doors Available?
Yes, many manufacturers offer custom sizes in addition to standard sizes.

Which Type Of Spring Should I Have – Extension Springs Or Torsion Springs?
It depends on the project. Torsion springs are more durable and balance the door better, but they’re more expensive. Extension springs are more common and cost-effective but have a shorter lifespan.

Why Should I Choose To Insulate My Garage Door?
Insulation helps to regulate the temperature in your garage, reduces outside noise, saves on energy costs, and can add rigidity to the door.

Should I Schedule Annual Garage Door Maintenance?
Annual maintenance is highly recommended – it can prolong the life of your garage door and ensure safe operation.