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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Replacement

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Replacement

A roof replacement is immensely beneficial for your home and should be done without delay. However, before making the investment, it’s important to understand a few particulars. Today, we’re going to go over some common questions about what to expect when you get a new roof. 

Here at Snow Roofing, we bring over 40 years of experience to our clients. We want our customers to feel confident about the roofing process from start to finish, so they know exactly what to expect. 

1. When is it time for a roof replacement?

This is a great first question. Here are a few warning signs indicating that it may be time to update your roof:

  • Curling shingles – When there’s extra moisture in the attic or the highest rooms, it can begin to push out the nails holding shingles down. This can cause them to buck or curl, leaving your home exposed to the elements and at risk of leaks.
  • Missing shingles – Due to severe weather and high winds, shingles can get blown off. Watch for any missing ones.
  • Leaks You’ve observed moisture on your ceiling or in your attic.
  • Cracked chimney – Your chimney’s foundation is cracked.
  • Missing granules Your shingles are missing granules. This can be detected by checking the gutters.
  • Attic mold This one is especially concerning and can deteriorate the integrity of your roof’s structure. Mold can grow in the plywood and rafter beams. 
  • Algae – Bacteria from algae can eat away at shingles, especially if they’re low-cost
  • Roof rot – When walking on the roof, you notice that it feels more spongy to step on.

It’s best to have a technician from Snow Roofing and Exteriors come out and professionally inspect your roof for damages. 

2. Should I replace just the shingles or the entire roof?

If you only notice one spot in particular with damage, it may be sufficient to just repair that area. However, depending on the condition of your roof, it may be more beneficial in the long-run to completely replace the roof’s system. 

The basics to your roof system includes leak barrier protection, synthetic roof deck protection, starter strip shingles, lifetime shingles, and ventilation.

3. What new roofing options do I have?

There is a wide variety of roofing styles, materials, and colors to choose from. Options include forged iron, metal roofing, ceramic tiles, and asphalt shingles, to name a few.

4. How long will my new roof last?

A roof replacement is a worthwhile investment. By selecting a knowledgeable contractor and high quality materials, a new roof should last 30 years. Other than the construction of the roof, other factors impacting its lifespan include maintenance and weather. 

5. How can I prepare for a roof replacement?

There are a few small things you can do in advance that will make the roofing process go smoother. On the homeowner side of things, it’s best to remove loose wall items prior to your roofer’s construction date. That way the vibration from the roofing machinery won’t cause any of your items to vibrate off the shelves and break. 

It’s also best practice to clear the area around your home, including your driveway. Not only will your contractor thank you for the extra space for his van– but it also prevents any potential roofing materials from falling on your items. 

6. Is it worth it to replace my roof?

Investing in a new roof is one of the best things you can do for your home. Not only are you improving its curb appeal, but you’re protecting your family from the elements. There is also an opportunity to save on energy bills with a roof replacement and attic ventilation.

7. How do I find a good roofing contractor?

It can be a challenge finding an honest contractor. Do your due diligence and research potential candidates ahead of time. Spend time on their website, take a look at their previous projects, and observe their company’s values. Do they align with yours? 

The best thing to watch for is positive customer feedback. Whether you find a referral from a friend, or you scroll through reviews on their website, make sure that clients have great things to say about their roofers. 

Snow Roofing: Your Bridgeport Roofing Experts

At Snow Roofing, client satisfaction is our priority. If you have any questions about your roof, or whether or not it’s time to replace it, we’re happy to offer our expertise. Call us today for a free estimate.