Roof maintenance is an important part of home ownership. If your roof is damaged or in need of repair, you might have to consider re-roofing. If your roof has been repaired in the past, and can no longer handle simple patchwork, you’ll need to replace your existing roof. While undertaking a major roof replacement may seem overwhelming, knowing what to expect during the process can make it go smoothly.
Find a Contractor:
Before you start your project, you’ll have to find a reputable contractor, such as Gary Fox Roofing that can perform the installation of a new roof and give you a free estimate. Estimates can have a wide margin when it comes to re-roofing, so you’ll want to make sure to compare similar products and quality of craftsmanship. Additionally, Gary Fox Roofing offers free roof inspections.
Understand the Estimate
There are a variety of things that can influence the price of a roofing project. Things like the size and slope, type of materials, and the climate can all impact how much re-roofing will cost. Roofs that are more expensive to replace include those on two-story homes, as well as those that are steep. Contractors can access those closer to the ground more easily, which can reduce the price.
Different Types of Materials
The different types of roofs that can be installed can range in price, and are usually based off roofing squares (1 roofing square = 100 square feet). Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material. They are available in a variety of colors to complement your home’s décor. Other roofing materials include wood shake, which requires a regular maintenance, metal roofs, or concrete or clay tiles. Tile roofs are popular in Orange County, California and are extremely durable. Slate tiles are another option as well.
The roofers will remove the old shingles or other materials, and replace old damaged wood in the base of the roof. Next, they lay down the base or felt paper, followed by the actual roofing materials you’ve chosen. The whole replacement can take a few days to a few weeks, depending on the scope of the project and the size of the roof. Any areas where the old roof has been removed should be tarped for protection against rain that may happen during non-work hours. Most of the time, Gary Fox Roofing Inc. lays down the felt paper that same day to keep the roof leak free.
With a little bit of preparation, your re-roofing project can be simple and fairly easy for the homeowner. If you are in need of roofing repair or a new roof, call Gary Fox Roofing for a free estimate and / or a free roof inspection.