I know the common question people ask themselves is, “If it isn’t broke why should I fix it?”. When it comes to roofs, I have the answer to that question. If you wait until your roof starts leaking, you will end up paying a lot more for your new roof installation in Sierra Madre, than if you take preventative measures and get a new roof. Now instead of simply replacing a loose board now, you have you replace the entire roof later.
I understand you don’t always know when it is time for your roof to be maintenance or replaced, here are some tips to so you do:
If at some point you are seeing any of the above mentioned warnings, you should get your roof inspected immediately. Calls us, Roof Installation Company of Sierra Madre, and we will come give you a profession roof inspection.Free Estimates (888) 212-2526
When you go price checking for a new roof installation in Sierra Madre, you must decide whether to have the old roof stripped to the decking, or cover the existing roof with a new layer of shingles. With this in mind the price differential will be substantial. We have found that 1/4th of homeowners save more with just simply reroofing instead of a complete tear off. However, is that a good choice?
It has been debated by roofers on whether the answer is yes or no. the point that some roofers try to make is that you won’t be able to find the water damage on the plywood sheathing where soft spots are found that need repair. Without stripping the roof, some roofers believe this damage would not otherwise appear.
Another thing that concerns roofers about adding another layer is, the asphalt shingles are heavy, adding additional weight to the structure in addition to high snowfall for cities like Sierra Madre or rainfall for cities like Sierra Madre could be too much for the structure to bare properly. On the other hand, the National Roofing Contractors Association and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association both approve reroofing as a general practice when it is permitted by local building codes. The roofers that doe work of this nature say, that adding a second layer can be an acceptable option, but, even they caution that reroofing can be the more difficult option. This can definitely be the case if installing flashing around chimneys and other potential points of water entry. Therefore the job needs to be done by an experienced reroofing roof installation specialist.
What things to consider when making the choice between reroofing and tear-off:
Your roofer should strictly adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes to insure the warranty on your roof still applies.
Another precaution roofers warn homeowners about is that reroofing requires shingle installation techniques that differ from the normal methods. One example being, during an overlay, shingles is hand-nailed in close clusters. On the other hand, with new installations shingles are applied in rows using a nail gun.
The weakest point in all new roofs is around the chimneys and other protrusions, as well as where the two slopes meet in the valleys of your roof. When roofers add a second layer of shingles, they must get down to the flashing and decide whether to replace it or tie into it. For a roofer to make the right decision he must first be experienced and skilled at reroofing.
Ultimately, the decision is up to you, the homeowner, to decide what type of roof installation is best for you.
When hiring a roofer you should follow some of these helpful tips to get the most bangs for your buck:
You need to know that if something happens to your roof, you are covered under your personal homeowner’s insurance policy. You should also know what your roofing warranties cover and under what circumstances. In most cases, homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover roof damage. There’s only one way to be sure, and that is to ask your homeowner’s insurance rep and evaluate the fine print on your policy for any exclusions.