Common Questions About Our Wilmington Roofing Services

Q: What are my options when it’s time to reroof? tru-res-6
A: You generally have two choices. You can decide on a complete tear-off and replacement of your existing roofing system, or re-cover the existing roof with another roof layer.  However in many cases installing over an existing roof could possibly void the warranty of the newly installed roof.  The best option will be determined by the condition of your roof structure and whether your roof has already been re-covered.  Also building codes sometimes prohibit more than one re-cover of a roofing system.  At truline we always recommend removing the existing roof when installing a new roof.

Q: What type of roofing system should I use? tru-res-16
A: truline experts will inspect your home or business to determine the best material choices, warranties and prices for your respective building, first taking into account your personal preferences and of course budget considerations.

Q: Can I save money by doing the work myself?
A: Unless you are a professional roofer, it’s best to leave roofing to trained roofing experts. Not only do you risk severe personal injury when doing work yourself, you also could damage or shorten the life of your roof or void the warranty with improper installation techniques. In the long run, these issues could cost much more than hiring a professional roofer.

Q: How long will it take to get a new roof installed? roofing-materials-1
A: Installation can take anywhere from one day to two weeks, depending on the size of your roof, its pitch, the material being installed and whether existing materials need to be removed first.  Truline’s average install for most homes is typically only a day and a half to two days.

Q: How long will my roof system last?
A: This varies greatly depending on the material used, local climate, installation techniques and maintenance. Quality asphalt shingles can last for 20-30+ years, while tile and metal roofs can last as much as 50 years or more. Truline Roofingcan help you choose the best material and warranty options for your budget and also explain each manufacturer’s warranty.

Q: What will a new roof system cost?
A: The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on the materials selected, complexity of the roof, contractor rates, time of year and many other factors. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for; the contractor who charges slightly more may also be more committed to quality materials and workmanship than the lowest bidder and be insured adequately, should an accident occur or damage to your property should happen.  Proper insurance is always a factor in selecting your roofer.

Q: What do you do with old roofing debris?
A: As a Certified Green Roofer, truline recycles used shingles whenever possible which is about 90% of the jobs performed.  All other debris is taken to a landfill and properly disposed of.

Q: Do you charge for estimates?
A: No. At truline, we’ll schedule an on-site appointment and give you a written estimate, free of charge. as well as no obligation.

Q: Why choose truline Roofing?
A: truline maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau by responding to any issues and resolving them.  Having been in business for years and able to keep our customers happy means a lot in the construction and roofing industry.  We stand behind our work and if after meeting with us you don’t feel we are trustworthy enough to install your roof, don’t use us.  Based upon our reputation, referrals, and rating with the BBB in the Carolinas we feel confident you’ll choose truline.

Q: What about preventative maintenance on my roof? 4639457-roofers-replacing-damaged-shingles-after-storm
A: A new roof usually represents a very sizable investment. Is this protected? Truline Roofing can help answer that question. Here at Truline Roofing, we realize the importance of regularly scheduled roof maintenance. We also realize that some manufactures warranties require yearly inspections to maintain the warranties. A regular roof inspection may not be on your mind, but during its lifetime even the best roofs are subject to wear and tear.

Consider that the number one enemy to a roof is climate change. Here in our area the weather is notorious for rapid changes throughout the year. During the winter, cold weather can mean dreaded ice storms relentlessly pounding your roof. Broken tree branches and the constant freezing and thawing can play havoc on your roof investment. During the summer, the extreme heat will cause your roof to fade, dry out and become brittle.


There’s little you can do to protect your roof, that’s why Truline Roofing recommends a yearly roof inspection and maintenance contract. A simple inspection can save you thousands in potential damage by extending the life of your roof and identifying and repairing minor roof problems before they become major problems and emergencies.  Call truline Roofing today.