FAQs about new roofs

By April 30, 2019 Roofing No Comments

So, you are thinking about replacing your roof. You probably have a few questions. Roof Inspection Reports answers a few FAQs about the ins and outs of getting your roof replaced.

When do I need a new roof?

Replacing your roof is often one of the best things you can do for your home. It is a big investment, and one you should not delay on, if you want to save yourself possibly thousands of dollars and structural damage.

Make sure of the quality and integrity of your roof by having it professionally inspected at least every six months, and again after major storms. Roof Inspection Reports will inspect thoroughly for signs of damage and will let you know in their independent opinion if it is time to replace. Even if you can’t see any outward signs of damage, you should still have your roof regularly inspected, as only a professional may be able to detect some damage that is nevertheless serious.

How can I prepare for my new roof installation?

Okay, so the roof inspection has been done and yes, you need a new roof. There are a few things you can do now to help smooth the process. Remove loose items from your walls and shelves – hammering and other strong vibrations can make unsecured items fall. Clear your driveway as much as you can and the other spaces around the outside of the house. This is both to avoid hazards from any falling materials and to give your contractor the space they may need for their vehicles and equipment.

How long will my new roof last?

The better your materials and your contractor, the longer your new roof will last. Twenty years is generally an acceptable lifespan for a new roof. But the lesson here is to choose both materials and contractor well – and follow up with regular inspections.

Contact Roof Inspection Reports today to book a new roof inspection.