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Serving Southeast Florida, Including Jupiter, Palm Beach County & Martin County Since 1958
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Commonly Asked Roofing Questions and Answers

Why choose Jupiter Roofing & Sheet Metal?

Like every homeowner, architect or builder we've had the pleasure of serving, you want the best roof at the best possible price. One that will protect your investment with superior materials and construction while delivering the most value.
Finding the right company to do the work you require at the right price and with the highest caliber craftsmanship may seem like a daunting task. At Jupiter Roofing and Sheet Metal, we want to assure you that the quality of our workmanship runs just as deep as the foundation of our company. We have been in the business long enough to know that the least expensive price doesn’t always equal a reliable product or satisfied customer. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We promise that the price we quote takes into consideration every aspect of the project at hand and that price is based on the value of our work and the high-quality product with which we work.

What type of materials will you use to complete my project?

We utilize only the highest-quality roofing products, ones that will add value to your property and will serve you for years to come.  Prior to the job, you will be able to view all of the available colors and shapes of your particular materials, and we will be happy to provide samples of the materials in which you are most interested.

Do you fabricate your own sheet metal?

Yes. Our sheet metal division provides many necessary accompaniments to our quality roofing projects. Whether you need copper gutters, chimney caps, door pans, copper vents or any other specialty metal fabrication, we are equipped to satisfy your requirements

What services does Jupiter Roofing & Sheet Metal offer?

We are a full-service roofing company offering:
  • New construction  residential and commercial
  • Roof replacements  residential and commercial
  • Roof repairs  residential and commercial
  • Clay and cement tile
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood shakes
  • Slate
  • Sky lights
  • Custom metal fabrications
  • Copper gutters
  • Custom maintenance contracts available

How long have you been in business?

Jupiter Roofing and Sheet Metal has been family-owned and -operated since 1958.

How can a homeowner recognize when a roof system has problems?

Usually, roofing problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

What are my options if I decide to re-roof?

Usually there are two basic options: a complete roof replacement, involving a tear-off of your existing roof system, or re-covering the existing roof involving only the installation of a new roof system. If you've already had one re-cover installed on your original roof system, check with a professional roofing contractor. In many instances, building code requirements allow no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary.

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials, or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.

Can’t I just do the work myself – why do I need to hire Jupiter Roofing?

Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can actually further damage your roof by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.
Maintenance performed by home and building owners should be confined to inspecting roof systems during the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles and cleaning gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must inspect your roof system yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof system), if possible.

How long should I expect my roof to last?

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate and clay tile, can last even longer.
The actual lifespan of a roof is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.