September 14, 2018
Unless the roof has started to leak or the water damages become visible through the ceiling, many homeowners won’t think too much about re-roofing. What most of them often overlook is the fact that their roofing system should be well-taken care of even if it seems to be in perfect condition to avoid dealing with major roofing system damages.
However, if the most practical way left to fix your roof is to install a new one, then read on and get to know about the things to consider when reroofing your house.
Before your new roof can be installed, you should either tear off or overlay the existing roof. You need to understand the pros and cons of choosing one over the other.
o If you want to start on a clean slate to install your new roof, then you have to tear off the old one.
o If you are tight on budget, however, you may choose to overlay on the old roof. Just take note that there could be risks from its added weight.
Moreover, manufacturers usually don’t guarantee their shingles if they are installed in an overlay.
In choosing the type of roofing materials, you may want to find out if there are regulations in your neighborhood for the exterior finish of houses. There can only be a specific type of roofing materials that are allowed for every house in order to be uniform.
If you are installing a new roof then you will need to install an efficient roof ventilation system as well. Roof ventilation has many benefits including energy efficiency and protection from molds formation.
You can do the reroofing yourself with some helpers. But if you want better results or if you are not comfortable working at heights, then you should call professional roofers to do the job for you.