Roof Installation & Repair
Existing Roof Conditions
When only a portion of your roof needs to be repaired, the new materials will need to fit and work with the existing roofing. The type of material used, the roof’s slope, and the condition of the underlayment should all be thoroughly examined by a trusted local contractor.
Underlayment & Interlayment
For extra protection against water infiltration, an underlayment should be interlaid on your roof deck, before your roofing is installed. It will also help in the
prevention of mold and rot.
You may want to consider how long your materials will last in your seasonal climate, your budget, and the possibility of adding value to your home. Those can include:
- Asphalt shingles
- Natural slate shingles
- Wood or composite shingles
- Metal roofing or shingles
- Rubber, Clay, Concrete, or other tiles
Want some extra help on choosing the right material? Learn more about the pros and cons of popular types of roofing materials.
Leaks & Damages
Wetness could lead to mold and rot. Anything that has been damaged by water will need to be removed and replaced. The defective portions or shingles must be eliminated and replaced with new layers.
Features such as chimneys, vents, turbines, and TV satellite dishes require flashing to be installed around the base to help protect from leaks. This extra material and labor can bump up the installation costs.
Roofs that are higher up become less accessible for installation, repairs, and maintenance. Also, having multiple stories may impact the way your home is cooled and heated, and therefore dictate what types of roofing materials may be chosen to be installed.
You’ll want to think about gutters, soffits, and roof caps so you can have the required protection needed and a complimentary color scheme to match your roof and/or siding.
The installation of your new roof is where a lot of your costs can add up. Between all of the materials and labor required, roofing is one of the most expensive home projects. Our Experts are here to help you get the roof you need within the budget you have.
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