If you are considering a new roof installation for your home, you probably have a lot of questions. Since your home will become a work zone during a new roof installation, you want to ensure that you are fully knowledgeable about what yo need to do to prepare as well as ensuring the safety of your family and pets.
Here are some answers to top frequently asked questions to keep you in the know of your new roof installation project:
How do I know if I Need a New Roof?
There are a few tell-tale signs that you may need a new roof. Here are the most common indications:
- Roof Leaks – If you find leaks on the ceiling of your attic, wet spots, water damage or mold, then your roof may have a leak problem. Ceiling leaks especially, can be the cause of roof structure damage resulting in water damage and rot.
- Damaged Shingles – If the shingles on your roof are cracked or curling, it may be time to consider replacing or re-roofing your home. If you have missing shingles on your roof, replacing them will avoid leaks or other future problems. However, it’s best to have the condition of your roof inspected as this may only help in the short-term.
How Long Will My New Roof Last?
Depending on the type of roof you install, a new roof can last between 20 and 25 years. The longevity of your roof also depends on proper maintenance and regular care.
What Type of Roof Is Best for My Home?
There are many different types of roofing options. From metal to asphalt, it’s best to consult a professional roofing contractor to give you sound advice on which type works best in your environment and climate.
Should I get a New Roof Installation or Re-Roof?
While re-roofing may be less expensive than installing a new roof, it may not be the best option. Re-roofing adds additional shingles, so if there is an underlying problem, such as leaks, than it’s best to consult a professional roofing contractor that can guide you in the right direction.
What Should I do to Prepare?
Before your roofing professional starts the job, here are a few things homeowners should do to in preparation of a new roof:
- Remove Satellite Dishes
- Relocate Outdoor Furniture
- Cut Back Branches
- Pinpoint Outdoor Electric Outlets
Replacing your roof is not a decision homeowners need to make often and you only want the best. For all your roof repair and installation needs, contact Preferred Exterior. Our highly trained roof installation technicians will get the job done right!