Replacing Your Home's Roof


The roof is one of the components of a home that will experience the most extreme wear and damage. As a result, replacing this large part of the home is something that most homeowners will have to do if they are to keep their home properly maintained.

Opt For A Full Replacement

Laying is a type of roof replacement that simply involves the installation of a new layer of roofing material over the existing layer. This is most often done with asphalt shingles. While it can provide a lower-cost option, it may not provide the same level of performance that a full replacement will provide. This is due to the fact that a full replacement will allow for a variety of damages and problems to be identified. Furthermore, a total placement will provide for better energy efficiency gains due to it more effectively closing the small gaps that can allow efficiency-reducing drafts to form.

Be Prepared For The Noise That Comes With A Roof Replacement

One of the most inconvenient aspects of a roof replacement will be the noise that occurs during this work. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable as the sounds that the workers may while they are on the roof will travel down into the home's interior. Leaving the home during the day when this work is being done can be one of the most effective options for avoiding hearing these sounds, but this may not always be practical. The use of earplugs or noise-canceling headphones will block out these sounds so that their impact on your daily routine is minimal.

Have The Roof Treated Once It Is Installed

Moisture is the most common source of damage for roofs, but it is possible for a homeowner to help harden their roof against moisture damage. In particular, roof coatings are able to provide a waterproof barrier for the exterior of the roof. Having this coating applied soon after the roof has been installed can ensure that it will be protected from the start. To make adding this coating convenient, many roof replacement services can apply this coating for you once they have finished.

Perform  Yearly Roof Inspections

Catching problems with the roof early is essential to limiting the repairs that will be needed. While major damages will be easy to spot, minor leaks, gaps, and isolated rot can be more difficult to notice. Having the roof professionally inspected each year will allow for most of these potential problems to be identified and corrected.


19 November 2019

Roofing Fundamentals: What To Know Before Replacement

When it came time to install a new roof on my home, I had no idea where to start. In fact, I was exploring roofing options that were a really poor fit in my climate. It wasn't until I reached out to a local roofer that I got some lessons on how to choose the right roofing material for my home and the weather exposure it is subjected to. I built this site to share my journey, including the mistakes I made and the things that I learned along the way. If you are considering replacing your home's roof, I hope that the information here can help to guide you through the process.