The roof installation on your home is extremely important, so it is only natural that you want to make sure that every part of the roof installation is done correctly. So, you start by getting a few professional roof installation estimates.
These estimates will typically be like a roof installation checklist. They should include all the roof installation materials to be used and a time frame for the length of the roof installation job. Some questions that homeowners with the first time getting a new roof include the following:
When it comes to a new roof installation, it is expensive, and sometimes doing a repair job is the cost-efficient way to go. However, to do a repair job on a few shingles or for a full new roof installation, most contractors and shingle manufacturers advise against placing new shingles over old existing shingles. good idea.
How do you install shingles over existing roof?
Okay, so you’ve been advised that a re-roof installation may cause more issues than it saves time going forward. However, there are time, when the conditions are in the right place, a roof installation of new shingles over existing shingles is what has to be done. The end results can be attractive, and almost as durable as direct roof installation to the decking, plus the existing shingles will give you a pattern to follow.
Take every possibility to install the new shingles as flat and snug fitting as possible. Install new flashing, including the drip-edge, so that you have a tight seal against water penetration and give the new re-roof installation a long life. Ask the roofing contractor about installing a WSU (waterproof shingle underlayment) over the existing shingles along the eave end for ice dam protection.
How long does a 30 year roof really last?
You haven’t been told the truth about roofing shingles for years. A 30-year shingle will give you approximately 25 years of life if you follow recommended care and upkeep. If you have a new roof installation done and not follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, then you’ll get a maximum of 15 years lifespan.
Almost every home will need a new roof installation sooner than later, that is almost as certain as you’ll need to pay property taxes. However, you will get much less lifespan from a roof if you don’t perform the recommended maintenance. This includes professional roof inspections at least once a year, in some areas, twice a year is recommended, and monthly inspection by you with routine gutter and roof cleaning.