When it is time to replace your roof, it may be difficult to know where to start. A roof replacement can be a big, time consuming project. It is important to know when you need the replacement and the process that goes into it. Here is what you need to know about roof replacement.
Signs That You Need Replacement
Before you make the decision to completely replace your roof, you should look for signs of damage. Here are some signs that you may need a roof replacement:
- Missing/Torn shingles: If shingles are missing, it exposes the roof to water, which can lead to rotting and damage.
- Rusted/Missing flashing: The flashing is the metal that is found where the roof sections meet, helping to hold it together. If the flashing gets rusted or is missing, it can cause your roof to leak.
- Gutters & Downspouts: You want to check your gutters and downspouts for decay and damage. Damage to these can prevent them from properly leading water away from your roof.
Replacing Roof Without Removal
When it’s time for your roof replacement, you have the option to do it without removing the old one first. You would simply put the new roof on top of the old one. While this option is cheaper, it typically doesn’t last quite as long. It also makes your roof a lot more heavy and if the roof underneath begins to rot, it could make it so that the new roof isn’t stable.
Removing And Replacing Roof
If you choose to remove the old roof entirely, you probably want to invest in a professional roofing contractor. You could also finance your roof replacement with your home equity. When getting a roof replacement, you want to also make sure the slope of your roof is positioned so that it can drain effectively. If the installation is done correctly and you chose a high quality roofing material, your roof should last you 50 years or more. If you want a professional contractor that you can trust for your roof replacement, Blair Construction can do the job.
Contact Blair Construction Today For Your Roof Replacement!
For roof repairs or a beautiful new roof installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us onFacebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+,LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.