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Things To Consider When Re-roofing The House

Deciding upon re-roofing one’s house is not the same as buying a new car. This is because it is not possible to exchange or buy a new one within a year or two. Re-roofing one’s house is a substantial investment and not the kind of expenditure that one would want to indulge in every few years. If done in a smart fashion, re-roofing a house can usually last for about 20 years or more. Furthermore, it helps to increase the overall valuation of the house if the owner decides to sell it. Wehave discussed some points in details below on what to consider before replacing or substantially renovating the roof.

Replacing the roof Most of the times, partialre-roofing or renovations are enough to address any roof related problems that homeowners may be facing. However, if the roof is old and damaged or missing shingles across multiple areas, it is a good idea to replace the entire roof. Also, if the roof continues to suffer from recurring problems such as the shingles continuously coming off, replacing the roof is the best way to go. When in doubt, it is always recommended to get in touch with a well-known roofing company to assess whether a partial or full roof replacement is the order of the day.

Choosing the roofing materials Before picking out new shingles, it is important to find out if there are any homeowners association or covenants in the neighborhood that regulate exterior finish. The purpose behind this is to ensure that


the neighborhood has a uniform style and this practice is more common across new developments. Such compliance measures mean that homeowners may not be allowed to use a certain kind of shingle etc. When choosing roofing materials, it is important to decide wisely. For instance, different types of roofs require different kinds of roofing shingles. Depending upon the types of materials used on the roof, manufacturers themselves may recommend against the usage of their own products. For example, for a lower pitch roof, one would require rubber membrane or rolled asphalt roofing, etc.

Roof as a system While shingles are an important part of the roofing system, they are only a part of it. When re-roofing, other components of the roof system such as the deck, flashing, underlayment type, water and ice shield and starter type also have to be considered.

Ask around Roofing is an important job. Unfortunately, many contractors do not take customer satisfaction seriouslywhen working on the roof since the probability of repeat business is less. This is because roofing tends to be the kind of work that comes along once every few decades or more. When re-roofing, homeowners often hire the contractor who quotes the lowest estimate. This is not advisable as such contractors would probably be using low-wage and low-skilled workers as well as use substandard materials. When hiring a contractor for re-roofing, it is important to get references from multiple sources such as lumber yards, neighbors, tradespeople etc. Prominent roofing and manufacturing websites have lists of certified installers that one can research to make an informed decision. Once the final list of potential contractors is frozen, it is important to ask for references from previous clients and projects that have been successfully completed. There are also websites where one can verify the reputation of contractors and read reviews about their prowess or proficiency. It is important to assess one’s decision to re-roof the house carefully before going for it. If done in a proper way, it can save a lot of hassle and stress by way of both time and money. It is worthwhile to note that some of the leading remodeling service providers also cater to kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling.

Things to Consider When Re Roofing House  

It is important to consider some vital points before deciding to re-roof one’s house. This includes but is not limited to replacing the roof...

Things to Consider When Re Roofing House  

It is important to consider some vital points before deciding to re-roof one’s house. This includes but is not limited to replacing the roof...

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