How To Know When You Need A Roof Replacement And How To Get Started

2 August 2023
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If your asphalt shingle roof has been having problems with leaks and it's looking old and worn out, it's time to talk to a roofer about a roof replacement. When your roof gets old, it could be a poor use of finances to invest in repairs when the roof needs to be replaced soon. A roofing contractor can help you decide when it's the right time for a roof replacement. Here are some signs you should get a new roof as soon as possible and how to start the process.

When You Should Get A New Roof

Replacing a few shingles here and there keeps your roof going for a few years, but when problems develop with the structure of the roof, it could be time to get a roof replacement. Signs of problems with the deck or rafters include sagging and a deck that feels soft underfoot. A rotted deck or rafters can be serious since the roof could collapse if the problem gets bad enough, and then you'll need an emergency roof replacement.

By replacing your roof before damage is done to the deck or rafters, a new roof will be less costly too. Another sign you need a new roof is when your roof looks dark and worn out because the granules are missing. Granules fall off naturally as your roof ages, so when the granules are nearly gone, that's a sign your roof needs to be replaced.

Other problems, such as hail damage or heat damage from poor attic ventilation, can cause bruises and curling that affect large portions of the roof. When a large part of your roof has damage, it's often better to get a new roof rather than make repairs.

How To Start The Roof Replacement Process

When you want to put a new roof on your home, call a roofer to do an inspection to determine the amount of work that's needed. If your old roof is in fairly good shape, the roofer may only need to replace the underlayment, shingles, and flashing. If the deck has rotted areas, these might need to be replaced too.

When the roofer knows exactly what type of work needs to be done, they can give you an accurate quote for the cost. Once you've received a price quote and agreed to the price, the roofer writes up the contract that outlines the estimated work dates, materials that will be delivered including the type of shingles, the payment schedule, and warranty information. Once you've signed the contract and made the first payment, the roofer orders supplies so they can be delivered to your home before the work start date.

Contact a local company to learn more about roof replacement.