Every homeowner has a laundry list of questions when it comes to the maintenance and upkeep of their home. An important part of this process is regular roof repair and sometimes even a roof replacement. Though a lot of people opt to just get in touch with local contractors or roofing and siding experts, others need some frequently asked questions answers. So here’s the answer to some of the most common questions from the experts at Hynes Roofing and Siding.
1. How to recognize a roof system with problems?
The easiest way to know if a roof system has problems is to hook your home up with regular inspections. Get in touch with a reliable roofing company and have them check your roof for you at least twice a year. Inspections can spot warping or missing shingles, loose seams, or deteriorating chimney flashing. These and other signs can help your roofing company and you determine if your roof system has problems.
2. What are your re-roofing options?
When you decide to replace your roof, you have two options. One, is to go for a complete roof replacement of the existing roof system, the other is to re-cover your existing roof system. If you have had your roof re-covered before, check with your roofing contractor before repeating the same exercise. Building code requirements only allow for one re-covering before a replacement is necessary.
3. Do you need to replace your roof completely?
A complete roof system failure would call for a replacement, but if you have your roof inspected first, the leaks could be the result of smaller damages. You could get away with just repairing the damaged part. However, if your roof system was improperly installed or installed using bad materials, fixing the damage will not do. You will need a new roof installed.
4. Can you replace your roof yourself?
For your safety, and to ensure that the job is done right, it is advisable to get in touch with a professional roofing company. Contractors are trained to fix roofs and doing it yourself could lead to the use of an improper techniques which can further damage your roof system. Not to forget the risk of falling off the roof.
5. How much life to expect out of a new roof system?
Roof systems are designed to last for nearly 20 years. The actual lifespan completely depends on the use of material, the method of installation, local weather conditions, and adequate maintenance throughout its lifespan.
6. How much will a roof replacement cost you?
The cost of installing a new roof system would vary depending on various factors. The material used for the job, the contractors you hired, location and labor rates, and the time of the year you choose for your repair or renovation. Remember price is only one factor and it is important to choose good, professional contractors and good quality material for a roof that will last you long.
7. What to do if your new roof leaks?
Firstly, stay calm. Roof leaks commonly appear and by explaining the situation to your roofing contractor, you can help them, help you. Clearly describing the leak to a professional roofing contractor or the contractor you hired can help them rectify the cause for the leak and give you a roof that will is healthy.