Is It Time To Have Your Roof Replaced?

If you are noticing algae growth on your roof, buckling / curling or missing shingles, or even missing granules (the small protect the asphalt from the sun’s rays and begin deteriorating), a roof inspection is a good idea.

When Choosing To Have Your Roof Installed, Make Sure Your Contractor:

  • Is going to respect your home
  • Clean-up shouldn’t just happen on the last day, but be an on-going measure
  • Trash should not just be left on the ground
  • All landscape should be tarped and protected
  • Magnetic sweeper will guarantee loose nails are removed
  • Rooftop materials and equipment should be secured while workers are on the job site, and secured when work is done for the day

The Replacement Process

1) The first step is setting up your free inspection for a roofing specialist to take the time to thoroughly review the condition of your roof.

2) All discoveries while on the roof will be documented and explained to you after the inspection. If storm damage is discovered, further options will be explained.

3) Your contractor will work with you to develop an estimate that works with your budget and specifications to properly repair your roof. If enough storm damage is found to warrant an insurance claim, they will help you navigate the insurance process with your homeowner’s insurance carrier. Generally, the only cost will be your deductible with no other out of pocket costs.

4) Schedule your roof replacement. You’ll pick a date, choose the colors of your new shingles, and coordinate when the materials will be delivered.

5) Job Commencement.

6) Clean-up and final inspection to ensure your satisfaction is met.

What Components Make Up Your Roof?

There are several components that make up your roofing system:

  • Underlayment: It is an added layer to your roof to serve as protection from severe weather. Roofing underlayment should serve as a waterproof barrier on your roof deck. The underlayment is between the plywood sheeting and the shingles.
  • Flashing: Metal sheets to divert water from potential problem areas like the hips and valleys of your roof.
  • Shingles: The part of your roof that endures the most abuse and blunt forces of Mother Nature. Shingles are designed to absorb weather damage.
  • Ice and Water Shield: Helps to prevent leaks in to your home during heavy winter (ice/snow) storms and wind-blown rain storms. It is a rubber membrane that sticks to your roof decking.