As your roof approaches the end of its life span, problems typically happen more frequently and get worse. You’ll start to notice you’re calling for roof repair services more often than you used to and the total costs can stack up quickly. When this happens, it’s best to start considering replacing the whole roof itself.
Let our professionals at UHQ Construction share a few important pointers before you jump into this considerable undertaking.
More Than the Shingles
The shakes, shingles or tiles may be the most visible parts of a roof but they’re only part of an entire system consisting of other equally important components. During a full roof replacement, discuss with your exterior services contractor all the other parts that make up the assembly. This includes the underlayment, the deck material, flashing strips and the necessary ice and water protection.
Individual Life Spans
Investing in a roofing system with an estimated life span of 50 years or more is a huge commitment. One common mistake homeowners make when re-roofing is choosing parts that don’t last as long as the roofing system itself. If your roof is meant to withstand a century, it makes no sense to choose components that last only 10 to 15 years.
If you’ve observed a contractor do a re-roofing job in the past, you’re likely tempted to attempt a DIY approach for your own project. This is, generally, a bad idea. Firstly, construction materials, such as roofing, siding, and windows and doors, are often covered by warranties that stipulate they must be installed by a licensed and trained contractor. Lastly, there are risks involved during a re-roofing job that only an experienced roofer can understand fully.
At UHQ Construction, we are your trusted local provider of roof replacement services, as well as other exterior remodeling work, including siding installation, window replacement and gutters. Call us today at (317) 744-1133 or fill out our online contact form to get a free estimate and start your home repairs right away. We serve homeowners in Greenwood, IN, and nearby areas.
Cory Getz is the Operations Manger for UHQ Construction, which has delivered effective roofing, siding, window and gutter solutions throughout central Indiana since 2004.