Well, there are many reasons why you may want to Replace Your Current Roof. However, there are a number of factors to consider when determining when and how to best replace it. Below we go into a couple of things worth considering if you think its time to redo the roof.
Many people may not know this, but in the roofing, industry location matters. Is your home near the water or do you live surrounded by an open field? Does your location often have high-speed winds? If your home is subject to any of these elements, then it is worth considering a roof made from high-grade materials. If you’re living near the ocean, then you’d want a roof that’s salt water-resistant, and so metal is going to be out of the question. Though some form of coated metal could be considered.
Most people reading this may have budget constraints. So, the most economical and hence popular roofing choice is architectural shingles. Using this, the roof is setup using the basic low-cost grade 3-tab shingle. A 3-tab shingle is fairly good because it can withstand winds of up to 60mph while an architectural roof can withstand up to 130mph winds. Though you’ll want to consider each one based on your current budget and where you live.
Also known as a sloping roof, a slope or parts in parts of the roof also determines what type of roofing material will work best. So, anything that is flat to a 3:12 pitch is called low slope which could do with a membrane roofing system.
How Long Will You Stay?
Will you live in this property for several years or are just flipping it? If you are going to live long, then you’ll not want to replace the roof frequently. Similarly, if you’re in a rental property, the decision of the type of roof will depend on what the landlord wants, and that’s based on their return on investment.
Style Of The Roof
You can fashion the roof anyway you want from using luxury metal, shingles, slate or flat roofs. There is also a selection of luxury materials that can be used to give it a unique appearance.
Roofing Over vs. Tearing The Old One Off
Generally, we wouldn’t recommend installing any materials over the shingles. You will want to inspect the wood deck to make sure that the new roof is installed over a sturdy structure. It goes without saying that roofing materials are heavy and a structure that’s unable to support the weight of the materials is very dangerous. The only case where this can be a consideration is with a flat roof. Yet you’ll still want to consult with a roofer.
If you wait too long to replace your roof, it will cost you more money than if you did it earlier. Leaking, for instance, can cause extensive ongoing damage to the sheathing, all of which adds up.
In addition to the above, there may be other considerations. However, always consult a professional if you need help or advice