What is the process of re roofing?

The first step of replacing a roof is the tear-off, this is removing all the old roofing material down to the roof deck. Inspect roof deck. After tearing off the old shingles the roof deck needs to be inspected to make sure there is no mold, and that the plywood is in good shape in order to install the new shingles.

How long does re roofing last?

The 26 gauge and 29 gauge cheaper metal roofing options can last for up to 25 years if taken care of. On the high-end, the 24 gauge metal roofing option can last for up to 50 years. However, most manufacturers offer a 20-year warranty and some even a lifetime warranty which is dependent on the metal used.

How often do you need to re roof?

In general, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used: Composition Shingles: 12-20 years. Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years. Wood Shingles: 20-25 years.

How many hours does it take to re roof a house?

In general, the roof of an average residence (3,000 square feet or less) can be replaced in a day. In extreme cases, it could take three to five days. Depending on the weather, complexity, and accessibility of your home it could even take up to three weeks.

Is re roofing a good idea?

If you are a homeowner with minor issues or leaks, which typically occur as the roof reaches the end of its lifespan, but the roof is in overall good shape, re-roofing may be for you. If you only have one layer of asphalt shingles on your roof, you may also be a good candidate for re-roofing.

How many times can you reroof a roof?

As mentioned above, homeowners are legally limited to two layer of roof shingles. Therefore, if you already have two layers, you’ll need a full tear-off. Additionally, if your roof is severely damaged, it likely won’t be able to support the weight of a reroof and will need to be torn off.

Is reroof the same as new roof?

Re-roofing is the quickest and least costly way to restore your roof’s appearance. During re-roofing, a new shingle overlay is placed over your worn shingles to restore the look of your roof as well as provide a protective layer to help prevent leaks from getting inside your home.

Can a roof be done in one day?

Replacing roof shingles is a long, loud job. Typically, a new roof installation is a two-day process, but it depends on the size of your roof. Some jobs can be completed in a day while others may take three. Whether your roof replacement will take one day or three, it will be very disruptive to your children and pets.

Should I be home during a roof replacement?

Even though it’s your choice, any local reputable roofing contractor will recommend you vacate your home whenever they’re working on your roof.

What do I need to know before Reroofing?

10 Things To Consider Before Reroofing Your House

  • Your roof is a system.
  • Valley construction.
  • Don’t install 15-year parts on a 50-year roof.
  • Roofs should have two warranties, not one.
  • When is it time to reroof my house?
  • Thinking of adding a layer?
  • Ventilation: The unsung hero.
  • Is a heavier shingle better?
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