Common Questions About Roof Replacements
Looking To Purchase A New Roof?
For many homeowners, roof replacements are something that may only happen once or twice. Since this is not a common purchase, homeowners tend to have a lot of questions when it comes to a roof replacement. Keep on reading below to have all your questions answered about the common questions we see when homeowners are seeking their next roofing replacement.
Can I Install A New Roof Over An Old One?
Installing a new roof over an old one can save on costs of tear-off but doing so forfeits the ability of your contractor to inspect your roof deck for rotting. Adding a layer of shingles over your previously installed shingles also adds weight to your roof which is unnecessary stress for you. In addition, installing a new roof over an old one can void the manufacturer’s warranty.
How Do I Know If I Need a Roof Replacement?
There are quite a few ways to identify if you need a new roof. Look for water-stained ceilings, blistering shingles, and missing granules. A reputable contractor will be willing to offer a free roof inspection and tell you whether a new roof is needed.
Can I Do Own Roof Replacements?
While this might seem like a good idea to save costs, installing a roof is a lot more than just throwing new shingles on. If a homeowner starts working on a roofing project and gets stuck, it could cause more issues when getting a contractor to come out to fix the problem. The warranty can also be voided if a homeowner installs the roof outside of the contractor’s specifications. All in all, seeking a reputable contractor is the way to go.
How Do I Make Sure My Roofing Contractor Isn’t Out To Get My Money?
There are a lot of contractors out there wanting to make a quick buck off of you. To protect yourself, be sure to ask potential roofing contractors questions about their company’s history, references, and seek out their online presence.
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