Roof replacement can be daunting for homeowners who haven’t done it before. In today’s post, local roofing contractor aims to relieve some of your anxiety by answering the most pressing questions homeowners ask about their roofs.
I Have a Leaking Roof. Do I Need a New One?
The short answer is: it depends. A roof leak can be caused by anything from impact damage to years of cumulative wear and tear. The only way to get a definitive answer is to have your roof inspected by a roofing professional.
At the end of the inspection, your roofer will give you a detailed report on the condition of your roof and help you come up with a repair and maintenance plan. The aim is for you to get the most out of your existing roof, so your roofer will only recommend replacement if the roof is beyond repair.
Can I Replace My Asphalt Shingle Roof With Metal or Tile?
Sloped residential roofs have similar structures that make it possible to switch to a different material for an upcoming roof replacement. This means you can have your old asphalt shingle roof replaced with metal or tile if you want it. However, given the differences between materials, it’s not as simple as a straight swap. One is the roof’s slope, which can’t be changed without rebuilding the roofing support structure. Another is the weight of the new material. An existing asphalt shingle roof may need to be bolstered to be able to support heavier materials like tile and slate.
Can I Just Have the New Roof Installed Over the Old One to Save Money?
Some homeowners aim to save on their roof replacement costs by foregoing roof removal and simply installing the new roof over the old one. While it does save on removal and disposal costs, this roof installation method doesn’t have any long-term benefits. The roofer won’t have an opportunity to inspect the roof and perform repairs in case of issues like moisture damage and insulation issues. Fasteners won’t penetrate into the roof deck as deep, which would put the roof at higher risk of wind damage. This method would also double the weight of the roof and place greater strain on the roofing structure.
Anderson Restoration LLC is your leading provider of roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (281) 376-7474, (817) 226-2111, or (512) 400-3021. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.