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The durability and maintenance of your roof will affect the health of your home for years to come. It can be tough to tell if your roof needs repairs or even replaced. To help you out, here are some of the most common roofing questions we get — along with some helpful answers. For more information about anything that is not on this page, contact us today!

We are dedicated to providing residential and commercial roofing services for clients in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and throughout the Eastern Idaho area. Services we provide include installing and replacing new roofs and gutters. We also offer free roof evaluations and inspections.

We are dedicated to providing residential and commercial roofing services for clients in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Blackfoot, Rexburg, and throughout the Eastern Idaho area.

The time it takes to replace or install a new roof can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size and pitch of the roof, the type of materials being used, and the weather conditions. On average, most roofing projects in Idaho Falls will take 2-3 days for a standard-sized, single-story home to complete. But it can take longer for larger or more complex projects. It’s always best to consult with a professional roofing contractor for a more accurate estimate for your specific project.

It’s difficult to determine an annual roofing cost without more information about your specific roof and any necessary repairs or maintenance. However, in general, you can calculate your annual roofing cost by dividing your total cost (the materials and labor) by the life expectancy (in years) of the roof.

It is also recommended to set a budget for regular inspections and maintenance to prolong the life of the roof and to catch any potential issues before they become major and costly repairs. Additionally, it can be good to have an emergency fund for unexpected repairs or roof replacements. The cost of an annual inspection and maintenance can vary from around $100 to $1000 or more depending on the size of the roof, accessibility and the type of roof, and any necessary repairs. It’s important to keep in mind that a new roof can last for several decades with proper maintenance, so the cost of annual roofing can be relatively low. It is always best to consult with a professional roofing contractor to understand the specific needs and costs of your roof.

The lifespan of a roof can vary depending on a number of factors, including the materials used, the quality of installation, weather/climate conditions, and the amount of maintenance and repairs that are done over the years. Here are some general guidelines for the lifespan of some common roofing materials: Asphalt shingles: 20-25 years Wood shingles and shakes: 20-30 years Metal roofing: 40-70 years Clay or concrete tile: 50-100 years Rubber EPDM: 40-50 years PVC: 25-30 years. 

It is always a good idea to have a professional roofing contractor inspect the roof periodically to check for any issues that might reduce the roof’s lifespan. Be sure you find out about the warranty from the contractor. This will give you a good idea of what to expect.

The secret to our success is our ability to quickly and accurately diagnose the root cause of your roof’s problems. We do this by offering a preliminary roof inspection at no cost to you.

The cost of a new roof in Pocatello or Idaho Falls will depend on several factors. This includes the materials being used for the project, the contractor you choose, the type of roof, residential or commercial project, and even the time of year. It can be tough to find the right balance between the cost of your roof and the quality of work a contractor might do. We suggest doing your research for a big investment like a new roof. You might even want to get multiple proposals so you’ll be more confident in your final decision.

When evaluating a roofing proposal, there are a few key things to look for to ensure that you are getting a quality job. 

  • Licensing and insurance: Make sure that the roofing contractor is licensed and insured. This will provide you with protection in case of accidents or damage during the roofing process. 
  • Detailed proposal: A quality proposal should be detailed and provide a clear scope of work, including the materials to be used, the timeline for the project, and a cost breakdown. 
  • Warranty: A good roofing contractor should provide a warranty on their work. This can vary from a year to a decade and will protect you from any problems that may arise with the roof in the future. 
  • References: A reputable contractor should be able to provide references from previous customers who were satisfied with their work. 
  • Proper materials: Quality proposal should include proper, high-quality and durable materials for the job. 
  • Compliance: Quality proposal should be compliant with all the required local building codes and regulations. 
  • Professionalism: Quality proposal should be presented by a professional contractor who is able to answer any questions and provide valuable advice on the best options for your roofing needs.

It’s also important to note that the cheapest proposal may not always be the best option. A little extra cost can go a long way in ensuring a quality job that will last for many years.

There can be a significant difference in the price of roofing proposals due to several factors: 

  • Materials: The type of materials used for the roof can greatly affect the cost of the proposal. Some materials, such as slate or metal, are more expensive than others, such as asphalt shingles.
  • Labor: The cost of labor can vary depending on the location and the skill level of the roofing contractor. Some contractors may charge more for their services due to their experience and reputation. 
  • Scope of work: The scope of work can also affect the price of the proposal. A proposal that includes additional services such as roof ventilation or skylight installation may be more expensive. 
  • Overhead costs: The contractor’s overhead costs, such as insurance, equipment, and office expenses, can also affect the price of the proposal. 
  • Size of the project: The size of the project can also greatly affect the cost of the proposal. A larger roof will require more materials and labor, which can increase the price. 
  • Quality of materials: In some cases, the price of the proposal may vary based on the quality of the materials used. Some contractors may use lower quality materials that are cheaper but will not last as long as higher quality materials. 

It is important to consider the factors that affect the price and to choose a contractor who is able to provide a high-quality job at a fair price.

The responsibility for any roof damage that needs repairs typically falls on the homeowner or the property owner. However, in some cases, such as if the damage is a result of shoddy construction or defective materials, the contractor or manufacturer may be held liable. Additionally, this is something that should be outlined in any contract that you sign. Make sure that this is agreed on before any work begins with any roofing contractor.

Eventually, shingles will turn brittle and flaky. Once this happens, they will not be as effective as they once were. You’ll know that your roof is on its last legs and needs to be replaced when there is a significant amount of moisture that is not being redirected away from the siding and foundation of your home.

Yes. Shingles may get brittle in the cold of winter in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, but there are steps we can take to avoid them breaking. They should be kept somewhere warm, bringing them out as needed for use. The cold may also affect the way shingles seal during installation. However, there are techniques we can use to ensure that the shingles do not blow off.

There can be several reasons why a new roof may be leaking. Some common causes include improper installation, defective materials, weather damage, poor ventilation, or general deterioration. Another issue that can become a problem is moss. Moss can cause the deterioration of shingles if it is not taken care of. It’s important to have a professional roof inspector to check and diagnose the cause of the leak.

Your best course of action is to conduct an inspection. This will help you find any issues before they become bigger problems. Look for things like cracked or missing shingles, roofing granules collecting in the gutters, and on the inside of the house you should be looking for cracking paint or peeling wallpaper as a sign of a problem.

Premier Roofing & Restorations recommend a unique approach for each roof because they are all different. However, it is good practice for every roof to be checked for warning signs that have the potential to be a problem. Things to be looking for include growing moss, loose or missing shingles, leaking water and animal or pest infestations. 


It is also recommended to have a professional roof inspection at least once a year, typically in the spring or fall, before the weather gets too hot or cold. This way, any potential issues can be identified and addressed before they become bigger problems. As for cleaning, it depends on the type of roof, the climate, and the surrounding environment. For example, if you have a shingle roof, it is recommended to have it cleaned every 3-5 years. However, if you live in an area with a lot of trees, it might require cleaning more often due to the accumulation of leaves, branches, and other debris that can clog gutters and damage the roof. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation. 

Not necessarily. Depending on the cause and severity of the leak, a roof repair may be a more cost-effective solution. A leak may be caused by a single missing or damaged shingle, or a small hole in the roof. In such cases, a professional roofer can repair or replace the affected area without the need to replace the entire roof. However, if the leak is caused by more extensive damage such as multiple missing or damaged shingles, rot or mold, or a sagging roof deck, then a full roof replacement may be necessary. It’s always recommended to have a professional roof inspector to check the roof and determine the best course of action. It’s also worth noting that even if the roof is relatively new, if there is significant damage or it’s near the end of its lifespan, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace it rather than keep on patching it up.

Doing roofing work yourself is not recommended. Professionals have the proper training and equipment to perform these jobs. Attempting to do this yourself can result in damage to your roof and can be dangerous to your health. Do not become one of the many people who have been injured from falling off of their roof.

These pellets should not do any damage to the shingles on your roof. Although, they may cause some discoloration after everything is washed away.

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof, preventing melted snow from draining off the roof. Ice dams can cause water to back up under the shingles and into the attic and walls, causing damage to the roof and interior of the home. Do what you can to remove as much of the snow as you can. Keep in mind that it’s also dangerous to work on the roof during winter, and it’s recommended to hire a professional if you are not comfortable working on it yourself.

Our team can give you a general estimate from the ground. But, for a complete assessment of the needs of your roof, we will need to go up there to check it out. Our staff is trained to go up onto the roof in a safe manner without causing any damage to the roof. The more complete our assessment is, the more accurate it will be. This way, there will be no surprise of needed work that was unseen from the ground.

Leaf guards, also known as gutter guards, are devices that are installed on top of the gutter system to prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging the gutters. They are designed to keep the gutters clear, allowing water to flow freely and preventing water damage to the roof and foundation of the home.

Leaf guards can be a good investment to reduce the need for regular gutter cleaning and to prevent water damage to the roof and foundation. However, it’s important to note that even with leaf guards, regular roof maintenance will still be required.