Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Priebe Roofing and Restoration over another company?
We offer over 50 years of experience and expertise than most other companies can’t match. For an “Apples to Apples” roofer comparison guide, click on the link.
We are authorized to offer extended warranties that other companies can not.
Only 2% of all Roofing Contractors in the U.S. have achieved GAF Master Elite status! We also have CertainTeed ShingleMaster Certification. These are the top manufacturers certifications possible in the industry. The accomplishment of these accreditation requirements is a powerful achievement of professionalism. We have an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards in sales, service, and installation. Mike Priebe Roofing offers a full line of residential and commercial roofing services plus, gutters, leaf guards, and ventilation systems.
Where do you do business?
We cover Northeast Ohio, – including the cities of Brunswick, Strongsville, Medina, Hinckley, North Royalton, Parma, Seven Hills, Westlake, Independence, North Olmsted, Brecksville and many others. Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Lake, Huron, Stark, and Portage counties.
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Yes. Licensed means we pay required fees, permits and taxes to the state, county and municipality where we do business. It also means that they inspect our work. We carry full Worker’s Compensation and liability insurance against accidents.
What are some warning signs that my roof may be ready for replacement?
Some signs of a roof in need of repair or replacement are:
15 years or older, Leaking or water marks on interior walls and ceilings, Missing shingles, High valley deterioration, Rotten fascia and/or soffit wood, Large amounts of granules and asphalt in gutters and at the downspouts, Sagging roof areas (possibly rotting wood), Curling and cracking shingles, High amounts of algae and mildew staining, and Exposed nails.
I need a new roof but I don’t think I have enough money. How can I pay?
We offer a wide range of financing options. The least expensive way is to borrow against the equity in your house. This is often known as a “home equity” loan and has excellent tax advantages. We take Mastercard and Visa, and offer same as cash financing through GAF on GAF products,
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, typically the shingle manufacturer guarantees the material and we guarantee the workmanship. You will receive all guarantees and warranties in writing.
Can I talk to your customers?
With 50 years in business, our reputation precedes us. You’ll see our signs everywhere, ask your neighbors and friends. Read some of our customers comments. We know that to stay successful, we must continuously improve, that’s why we send out customer satisfaction surveys asking for feedback on our performance.
My chimney has white stains on the brick, what is this?
The white stains or powder-like material is often the result of water penetration of the chimney. During a rain, snow, or ice storm water is absorbed by the brick and the mortar crown. In the case of snow or ice storms the freeze thaw cycles can enlarge the cracks on the top of the chimney mortar crown allowing water to enter the structure this way. The chimney will soon saturate with water. As the chimney dries, lime and salts from brick and mortar are pushed out of the pores of the chimney. Wood in contact with the chimney can also absorb water, and in most cases, start to rot. This is a common problem and needs to be accessed by a chimney mason. http://chimneykeepers.com/faq.html#12