There comes a time when every home roof needs replacing. A damaged roof can lead to many problems that can be easily avoided through prevention.
Here are some indicators that your roof may need to be replaced:
- It’s been more than 25 years since your roof was last replaced.
- Water is leaking into your property.
- There is mold present on your property.
- Shingles are visibly damaged.
If any of these apply to you, it could be time to get your home roof evaluated by a professional roofer. Here are some things you should first consider before and during the re-roofing process:
Quality Roofing Work
Unless you have personal experience installing a roof, it’s always a good idea to hire professionals you can rely on to do the job right. It’s not only a big job but one that is essential to the safety of your home. Always check reviews and recommendations before hiring anyone to replace a roof.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the process and find out what you can expect. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need a few shingles replaced or an entirely new roof. Of course, if you need a new roof, you’ll want a company that will replace it with precision.
Other Home Damage
Depending on how long your roof has had issues, it could be causing damage elsewhere to your property. Perhaps you first noticed damage to your roof because of signs on your property, like water damage. Fixing your roof will ensure the damage won’t get any worse, but you may also need other work done, including drywall and paint. You may also need to replace the flooring if the water damage has reached that far.
Consider That It Will Be Loud
As work begins on your roof, you should expect some disruptions. For instance, the noise will carry to the interior of your home, so if you have young children or work from home, you may need to make alternative plans for a few days.
Similarly, if the property is a business, you should warn your employees of the disruption. Communicating with customers while the job is in progress could be more challenging.
Selecting the Right Roofing Materials
More roofing materials are available than ever, so it’s important to consider your choices carefully. For example, you may opt for the kind of shingles or tile your property had previously to keep the same style; however, you could opt for a different type of asphalt shingle or tile product for a new look.
Get Roofing Repair Quotes
It’s wise to get a few different quotes for replacing your roof. However, remember that a job like this should always be quality over cost. In addition, it’s often difficult to know the extent of roof damage until the original roof is removed. For example, the plywood decking may have extensive dry rot, which is difficult to see until the original roof is removed.
Ask Around Before Repair
One of the best ways to find a good roofing company is to ask family and friends for recommendations. A company’s reputation will precede it, whether good or bad. You’re likely to know someone who can point you in the right direction.
If you don’t, you can find the information you need by doing a quick online search. Local company reviews are often easy to find. If you’re replacing your roof, GreatWay Roofing has many 5-star reviews on Google and Yelp, as well as on Facebook and Nextdoor. Look at what our customers say about us and contact us for more information.
Greatway Roofing has over 20 years of experience as the leading Santa Clarita Valley. West San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County roofing company. We offer free, comprehensive estimates, and our work is guaranteed. Talk to one of our friendly team members today at (805) 523-2550.