FAQs about New Roofs

How Much Does a New Roof Cost in Maine?

The cost of a new roof can vary greatly and depends on a variety of factors including the size of the roof, the pitch, and the cost of materials. There are several types of shingles including strip, dimensional, and luxury shingles. The Roof Doctors uses best-in-class materials from CertainTeed, IKO, GAF, and Owens Corning, and we will install any shingle preferred by our customers.

What is “Pitch”?

” To put it simply, roof pitch is a measurement of the slant of your roof and how steep it is. The pitch is how many inches the roof rises for every 12 inches in depth.


For example, a roof that rises 6 inches for every 12 inches inward towards the peak has a “6/12 pitch”. The higher the first number, the steeper the roof.


So a roof with a 2/12 pitch has a low slope, while a 12/12 pitch is severely sloped.


A new roof is a big investment, and we’re here to help you make the best choices for your style and budget. Get a reliable quote online or by calling us at (207) 772-2719.

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How is Roof Size Measured?

Some companies will schedule for a contractor to come to your home to measure the area and pitch of your roof. At The Roof Doctors, we use satellite imaging to conveniently and accurately take virtual measurements of your roof.


This method uses digital photos taken by satellites and can measure any style of roof and its pitch while taking into consideration components like chimneys and skylights. Satellite imaging is just as accurate as a contractor and is completed in a fraction of the time.

When Should My Roof Be Replaced?

Asphalt shingle roofs should be replaced approximately every 25 years. However, it may be time to replace your roof if you notice:


● Interior water stains in the attic or top floor of your home


● Visibly sagging roof


● Moss growth on shingles


● Loose, curled, cracked, or missing shingles


● High cooling and heating bills

How Long Does it Take to Install A New Roof?

While some contractors may take 2-3 days or longer, The Roof Doctors finish most projects in 1-2 days. We will protect the home and yard with tarps, remove the old roofing, repair and damage or rotted wood, install the underlayment and drip edge, apply the new shingles, inspect the new roof, and clean up thoroughly.


We work quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your home life and routine.

How Long Will My New Roof Last?

The lifespan of a new roof depends on the type and quality of the materials and the installation. A new asphalt shingle roof typically lasts 25-30 years. The top-grade materials used by The Roof Doctors combined with our excellent craftsmanship allow us to warranty our work for 15 years in conjunction with the manufacturer’s warranty.

How Do I Choose a Reliable Roofing Contractor?

Choosing a local company with positive reviews is the best way to secure a reliable, trustworthy contractor. When you choose The Roof Doctors, you can rest assured that you are receiving professional, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service at competitive prices. We are a local family-owned company, and we care about the community we have been serving for more than 20 years.


See for yourself—our exceptional services are backed by 150+ Google reviews or our A+ BBB rating.

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