The following are some issues that may indicate the need for a roof replacement:
You have two basic options: you can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving tearing off the old system; or you can do a re-roof over the existing roof, involving going over the already existing roof. If you have already had one re-roof (second layer), then you can not go over the existing roof.
There is no simple answer to how much the bottom line will be for your roofing project. A bid from your contractor should be based on square footage, the pitch of the roof, accessibility, the type of roofing material needed, whether it’s a one story or two story home, removal of old roof (if necessary), roof permit and labor.
If the chimney requires any maintenance or repair, the best time to work on it is before a new roof is installed. Coordinate the chimney mason with the roofing contractor and yourself to make sure all chimney flashing and chimney repairs are completed properly before the new roof is installed.
Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. If you have many trees in the area of your home, you should clean them three to four times a year.
Ice dams occur when snow or ice on the roof melts and flows to the bottom of the roof. It then refreezes and causes the water behind it to build up. This water then will often find a way into your home underneath shingles and in tiny cracks. This can lead to extensive interior water damage. You should be concerned about ice dams if you have a roof in a colder climate with a very low pitch or have an older poorly insulated home. If you think you may have a problem, give us a call for a free, no obligation estimate and to discuss how ice & water protection can be added.
Most homes can be completed properly in one day, some larger homes may take up to two days depending if the home needs additional repairs due to wood rot or plywood delamination.