Guides & FAQ’s


Whether you are looking for a roofing repair, replacement, or you’re a builder looking for a roofer for your next project, Tomco Roofing is here to help. With over 23 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Take a look below to get an idea of what you may need and give us a call, we’d love to partner with you on your project!

Do you need a new roof due to age or weather damage? Call for an inspection and we can go over the options so you understand what’s the best option for you and your home.

Already know you need a new roof and the scope and just need to get started? You’ll want to take a look at the product choices available since they vary widely in look, warranty, and pricing. The links to your right, such as GAF reference some of the products that we work with on a regular basis and have more details regarding product lines and color types. For more information on each specific type of shingle design view our shingle guide below.

What else may I need to know?
Once you have a good idea of the type of shingle you’d like to go with review the Preparation Guide to get an idea of the job process itself.

When your ready or if you have any questions at all to prepare, just give me a call or email and we can get started.

During re-roofing, your home will be a construction site. Following the guidelines below will help the roofing work go more smoothly. Please browse the rest of our site for more roofing tips and information.

Plan for the noise. There will be hammering during most phases of your re-roofing project. Plan your schedule accordingly.

We will need access to your roof via the driveway, in most cases. Please park vehicles out of this area while work is in progress and for delivery of materials.

Asphalt shingles are also known as composition shingles, and they are a very popular choice as they are inexpensive and extremely durable. Once installed, they can last anywhere between 20 to 30 years. These shingles are strong and sturdy, you can even walk on them without causing any damage. They are fire resistant, and the most popular choice for shingles in today’s homes. Asphalt shingles can be manufactured in a wide range of colors and styles.

Wooden roof shingles were lightweight, made with simple tools, and easily installed. With today’s building new fire standards wood singles have become obsolete. Wood roofing comes in 2 types; shingles and shakes. Shingles have a smooth finish and are cut to a particular size. Although wood provides a very unique look to a home, it demands a lot of maintenance. Using this material for roofing can be a costly affair, as insects and rot can damage the material easily.

This type of roofing shingles have been around for quite a long time. Cedar shingles are very good looking and add to the royal look of a home. Cedar shingles come in cinnamon, honey and silvery gray colors, but people avoid using this type of roofing because it is not resistant to fire at all. Cedar shingles require regular cleaning and care, otherwise their appearance may fade within a short time.

Slate is considered the most sophisticated and stylish of all roofing material. Slate comes in a variety of textures, colors and quality levels. Roofs with natural slate shingles are very durable, and with the proper maintenance they can last indefinitely. Slate tiles are resistant to insects, weather, and they can also provide good protection against fire. Slate is very heavy so it is critical to make sure that your roof can withstand the extra weight.

Concrete manufactured cement and sand have been very popular choices for roofs in recent years. Concrete roofing is long lasting and requires very little maintenance. Concrete tiles are light weight and resistant to shattering, high winds, extreme temperatures, hail, and fire.

Clay tiles shingles are very common in warmer climate areas such as Florida and California. Clay tiles can be overlapping or interlocking. They provide superior fireproof protection and durability. Clay tiles do not absorb the sun’s heat as much as other types of roofing which makes them a good choice for houses in warm climates.