Factors To Go Over When Approaching A Roof Replacement


Roof replacements are sometimes necessary on residential properties that are older or properties that weren't maintained correctly. If you're faced with a roof replacement, being aware of these things will prove vital. 

Material Longevity

How long will your new roof last? That's a question you want to know because it will help you choose appropriate roofing materials. Metal tends to be one of the longer-lasting materials — especially steel — so you have 50-year shingle and tile options.

If you do end up choosing a material with this amount of longevity, you're going to pay a bit more. You may need time to save up and potentially consider financing if material longevity is important to you.

If you plan on moving soon or aren't concerned with longevity as much, a less durable option can still work out and save you a bunch.

Replacement Process

You may have selected a particular roofing material, but you still need to know what the replacement process involves. Then you won't be surprised with any step or worry about unforeseen costs at the end.

Some roofing companies will try salvaging as many materials as possible, while others will recommend brand-new materials and systems to save on repairs. Then there are roof companies that will install a bunch of protective systems on the new roof. Talk with your roofing company to see what they offer and what their policies are.

You will want to get an accurate idea of the different phases of this roof replacement, so you'll feel more prepared for the process.


The last stage of roof replacement for residential properties is cleanup. You want to make sure this aspect is nailed down perfectly by the roofing company.

Without proper cleanup, nails could get left out that would puncture your vehicle's wheels, for example, or roofing materials may be left out that are then difficult for you to remove yourself. Your roofers will be sure to clean up their tools and materials before they go. This will ensure that your property is spotless once the new roof is installed. Then, you can just enjoy the end results.

If you don't want to have a bunch of worry throughout a residential roof replacement, then before the company comes out, review the most important factors that you can think of. Then with this knowledge in mind, you will know what to look for in a roofing company and roofing material. 


21 December 2020

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.