Choosing to replace an aging roof with a new one is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner, as it ensures that your home’s primary source of protection stays in optimal shape, and is ready to shield your property from any damage. However, there are plenty of questions that tend to come along with a new roof install, especially when it’s your first time, that you may feel need some answering. Not to worry, for we over at Bucco’s roofing have decided to compile all the most common questions we get into this month’s blog post to ensure that you have everything you need to know to make informed decisions when moving forward with your roof replacement.
When Do I Need a New Roof?
Usually, roofs have a set lifespan that requires a replacement at the end of the lifespan. However, sometimes roofs need to replaced sooner rather than later, whether it be faulty installation or particularly brutal weather that wears the shingles down quicker. Either way, keep an eye out for these tell-tale signs that it may be time to call our roofing service.
- There are wet spots in the plaster of your ceiling, attic, or crawling spaces
- Your shingles are cracked, curled, missing or broken
- The texture of your roof is spongy, indicating signs of rot
- There is water backed up underneath the shingles
- Your flashing is damaged or broken completely
Even if you don’t see any of these things, it is good practice to regularly have contractors perform inspections on your roof to prevent from such damage taking place. Doing so will lengthen the lifespan of your roof, and save you the trouble of costly repairs.
What Roofing Options Do I Have?
Today there are a myriad amount of options out there to suit every preference and budget. Even more so, products are more durable and technologically advanced than ever, ensuring that they don’t succumb to the same problems as their predecessors did. CertainTeed, for example, is renowned for its quality and durability, and doesn’t warp and crack from differing temperatures like other asphalt shingles. Other materials like metal are seeing a resurgence, as industrialist style is getting popular again, and consumers are seeing the value in an eco-friendly, durable material. With so much to choose from, you are guaranteed to find something that will work for you.
Do I Need To Do Anything in Preparation For The New Roof Installation?
Assuming that you decided to take the plunge and reroof your home, there are a couple things you can do prior to make the process a little easier. The first one would be to remove loose items from your walls and shelves. This means things like paintings, wobbly sculptures and picture frames, etc. There will be a lot of hammering and vibrations going on on top of your roof, so make sure to remove those items to keep them from falling. Clearing your driveway and the area around the walls of your house helps as well. This will make sure that the contractors have plenty of space to move around and place their equipment. Little things like this ensure that the operation is carried out just a little more smoothly.
These are just a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive, and hopefully, we’ve answered them well! If you are currently thinking about getting a roof replacement, simply call us at (724) 554 – 6224, or submit an inquiry form. We’d love to work with you!