What’s involved in replacing a roof? Where do you even begin? Whether it’s been damaged by bad weather, a fire, or some miscreant children who’ve been up to no good, replacing an entire roof is no simple task. Sometimes a roof just reaches the end of its life; being exposed to the elements for decades can lead to too many small problems and replacing the entire roof is the only way to go. But whatever the reason, there’s a few things to consider before you jump right in and start making plans.
We’ve all been through, or at least seen, a massive and destructive storm. Heavy rain, strong winds, snowfall, hail, and hot summers can all contribute to wear and tear. Maybe you’ve even had to get your roof worked on yourself after one of these events. But how do you know when to replace a roof? And what should you look out for when you’ve decided that it does need to be replaced?
The simplest solution is to get your roofing contractor to come over and inspect your roof. They’re going to know a lot more about it than your average Joe. However, it often isn’t feasible to pay a contractor every time you think there’s an issue. We strongly recommend that you get a professional to inspect your roof after every major storm, and at least once every one to three years, to ensure you haven’t missed anything yourself.
There’s a large number of factors that will influence how often you’ll require a professional inspection – things such as the material your roof is constructed from, the local climate, and the overall shape of your roof will all impact this decision. A roofing contractor will be able to advise you on how often this should occur, but as long as you follow our advice and remain vigilant you should stay on top of things.
It almost goes without saying, but it is always worth reminding people – any person you employ to work on your house should be certified. Please check with local council and state laws to ensure that your chosen professional is compliant with the specific requirements for your area, and make sure that they’re fully insured!…