January 25, 2021
Boom! Lightning strikes, the damage is done and your roof is destroyed in a flash; or, slow decay and time have ravished the plywood that supports your shingles. Either way, water is pooling in your house, and installing a new roof has risen to the top of your to-do list.
For many, roof replacement can be an anxiety-inducing task, which is why the professionals from Advanced Roofing Solutions are always available to help. Here, you’ll find some steps they take when they’re replacing a roof.
Inspect Your Roof for Damage
Prior to replacing a roof, it’s essential to assess the damage. In fact, inspecting a roof for damage is routine maintenance, although many homeowners neglect it until it’s too late. Inspect your roof by examining the plywood that supports your shingles. While surveying the roof, look out for areas of the plywood or sheathing that have become soft or broken. The decayed or destroyed regions of wood are what needs to be replaced, it’s that simple.
If the idea of climbing up on a ladder or venturing up into the attic isn’t appealing to you, don’t worry, the roofing experts from Advanced Roofing Solutions are ready to take your call.
Peeling Off or Layering On
Once professionals have assessed your roof’s damage they’ll decide whether to peel off the old shingles and start afresh or pile on another layer. For many, it’s an easy decision, building codes allow for only two layers of shingles.
If your roof has only one layer of shingles already, it’s often easier to lay on another layer of roofing material. However, a second layer of shingles will put more stress on your roof, which can cause collapse. So, it’s often recommended that you peel off the old layer before installing the new shingles, especially if the old shingles are curling.
In Fayetteville, NC, weather plays a role in roofing. Peeling old shingles off helps prevent leaks, and water and ice buildup during those more forceful winters.
Shingles come in a variety of materials, each at a different cost and lifespan. Among the sturdiest materials, concrete and metal standout. They are strong, but not economical. For the thrifty, asphalt shingles are the most affordable. There are also newer, non-traditional roofing materials on the market such as bamboo.
Contact Advanced Roofing Solutions for your roof replacement needs!
When it comes to replacing your roof, working with a team of professionals will make the job easy and fast. Learn more about our roofing services by contacting us online or calling (910) 988-8245 today!