• General FAQ

    • Do you only replace roofs?

      We repair, replace, and inspect both residential and commercial roofing systems!

    • What is your service area?

      We are licensed and perform work throughout all of Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts.

    • I'm buying a home, can you inspect the roof?

      Absolutely! We have a wide range of options from basic assessments and estimates, to inspections of the roofing system and attic space with in-depth written reports.

    • When should I replace my roof?

      Each home and roofing system is different, as materials, installation methods, and surrounding factors all vary. It is best to have a qualified roofing technician assess the roofing system to determine if there are any issues with the roofing system. At J.J. Landerman Roofing Company, we do not have salespeople, our assessments are always honest and we'll even show you pictures of your roof if we do find anything that may need attention!

    • How can I pick the roofer right for me?

      By picking J.J. Landerman Roofing!

      In all seriousness, do research on any home improvement company you are considering using for any kind of work. We recommend at the very least, ensuring they are licensed and insured yourself prior to them visiting your home.

      We also recommend researching reviews and talking to any references they provide for their work.

      Make sure when reviewing quotes that you ask questions and fully understand the quote as well, this way you'll be 100% confident!

    • Do you do anything other than roofing?

      We do not, we pride ourselves on being roofing specialists and stick to roofing to ensure all of our employees and technicians can give 100% to roofing!

      We do come across some great contractors in our travels, however, and we'd be happy to recommend them if you'd like!

    • Do you offer financing?

      We do, however, we strongly recommend reaching out to your bank or credit union first as their rates are typically better. We do not offer any in-house financing, it is all done by a third-party financing company, we don't make the determination for the amount or the rates.

    • I'm considering buying a property, can you check the roof?

      As long as we have permission from the current owner of the property, we can absolutely perform assessments on both commercial or residential properties you are considering purchasing.

      We are also happy to work with realtors for their clients or to provide a report on a roofing system prior to listing as an added piece of mind for buyers and sellers.

    • How long does a roofing project take?

      That depends on each project. While most residential homes can be re-roofed in one day, some factors, such as size, weather, and steepness can change this. Our technicians are happy to provide an estimated project duration after seeing the potential project!

    • What is the best roofing material?

      This is dependent on the kind of roofing system and construction. No single roofing material will be the best for everything, that's why it's important to have an in-depth and in-person assessment of your project to ensure the work and materials used fit your needs!

    • Are you going to meet the OSHA standards?
      All of our workers are schooled and trained to comply with OSHA standards on all types of roofing installations.
    • What licensing is required for roofers?
      Each state has its own requirements. In the State of Connecticut you are required to be a licensed Home Improvement Contractor.
    • How do I compare bids? What's the most important thing to look for?
      When you compare bids, they should include the same items. You should determine the type of shingle that you want, whether the roof is being ripped to the deck and should also include the following: ice and water shielding material, ridge vent, pipe boots, flashings around chimneys and penetrations, drip edge and rake metals. The contractor should be licensed and have proper workman's compensation and liability insurance. The contractor should be in good standing with the manufacturer of the products that they use and with the suppliers that they buy their materials from.
    • Why would I want to do business with you?
      J.J. Landerman Roofing is a company that was established in 1935. We pride ourselves in providing good quality, good pricing and excellent service!
    • How do you drain a flat roof?
      Flat roofs are drained with internal drains, gutters and leaders or through wall scuppers.
    • Will you come and inspect my roof?
      We do free home inspections for homeowners. However, we do charge an inspection fee if you are looking to purchase a home. Typically we are happy to apply that fee to the purchase price of a new roof.
    • Can you re-point my chimney?
      If there are minor cracks in the mortar of your chimney we can seal them. If there are severe cracks and voids in your brickwork, we would recommend a licensed mason to properly repair your chimney.
    • I have skylights. Do they need to be replaced when we replace the roof?
      Generally speaking you should replace skylights at the same time you install a new roof. Your skylight could leak and affect the integrity of your new roofing system.
    • What is an architectural shingle and how do I know what type of shingle to use?
      An architectural shingle is a laminated shingle that gives a layer effect. It is the most common style of shingle used today. These shingles range in grade from 30 year, 40 year and 50 year. There are also shingles that are considered lifetime shingles. The type of shingle to use would be determined by your needs, such as how long you plan to live in your home and whether you are trying to achieve a specific look. Shingles that have longer life expectancy usually have a different aesthetic look. A heavier shingle will have a longer life and may have a design and pattern which bears consideration. It is a good idea to get samples of different styles of shingles and perhaps make note of other roofs you admire to aide your professional roofer in helping you make a satisfying choice.
    • Do valleys always have to be flashed?
      Yes, valleys always need to be flashed. They can be done in several ways. There are metal valleys with aluminum or copper, and most commonly, there are valleys that have 36" wide ice and water shielding material with either a woven pattern with the shingles or installed with a California Cut.
    • How can I tell what kind of shingle I have?
      There are many types of roofs. There are wooden shingle roofs, slate roofs, metal roofs, fiberglass strip shingles and architectural shingles and there are many styles of each of these types of shingles. An experienced roofer can help you identify your shingle and/or manufacturers like GAF, Certainteed and Owens Corning have websites showing styles to help you determine what type of roof you have.
    • Do I need to do anything to maintain my roof?
      All roofs should be inspected on an annual basis and have maintenance done if necessary.
    • How long will my roof last?
      That depends on the type of shingle. The most common types are a fiberglass strip shingle which has a life expectancy of 20-25 years and an architectural shingle which has a life expectancy of 25-50 years, depending on the grade of the architectural shingle.
    • How long does it take to put a new roof on?
      This would depend on several factors: the size, steepness, whether you are removing the existing roof, the number of layers of the existing roof and, of course, the weather. Generally speaking a roof should be completed within a one week time period.
    • Do I have to remove the old roof?
      This depends on the condition of the existing roof, how many layers are in place and the condition of the sub-straight or decking under the shingles. An experienced roofer should be able to determine this. In general, it is better to rip the old roof down to the deck.
    • How do I know if I need a new roof?
      An experienced roofer should be able to inspect the roof and tell you if you need a new roof. Some of the items to look for would be buckled shingles, splits or cracks in the shingles, how much granule wear is on the shingles and the condition of the flashings around the vents, pipes, chimneys and skylights. You should also check the flashings at wall intersections and valleys.
    • What kind of roofing services do you offer?
      We offer a variety of commercial and residential services including roofing replacement, roofing repair, inspections, maintenance plans, snow removal and property management. We are your roofing contractor in Bloomfield, Connecticut
    • Does J. J. Landerman Roofing remove snow & ice from roofs?
      Yes we do, please call us today at (860) 397-6691!