Things to Consider When Replacing Your Roof Part 2

Back for part two on our piece about things to consider when upgrading or replacing your roof. We outlined several factors last time and we will be doing the same with this piece. Remember as you go over this list that you are making one of the bigger investments you may ever make when you decide to upgrade or replace your roof. That being the case, every factor involved should be carefully and thoroughly considered. So, without further ado, here is part two!

Look and Style of the Roof: Your roof can do a lot to add to the appearance and aesthetic appeal of your home as well as raise the value of your property. That should be something that is majorly considered in regard to both appearance and function. Materials can vary in cost substantially so this factor can heavily dictate the cost of the project and will affect your budget more than probably any other factor.

Slope of the Roof: The overall slope or pitch of your roof majorly factors into the type of roof that will work most efficiently with your home.  Further there may be steep sections of the roof along with flatter sections.

Roofing over the old roof or Tearing it off: Making the decision to install new roofing on top of already installed shingles is never the most desireable way to go about installing new roofing. The materials used in roofing are very heavy and making sure that the understructure of your roof can withstand the weight is a huge safety point. Unless you have a flat roof, roofing over existing materials is really not the way you should go.

There you go! Part two in the books! Take these factors as well as the ones outlined in part one and carefully analyze your situation before you make the important decisions involved with replacing or upgrading your roof.


Things to Consider When Replacing Your Roof

If you are in the market to upgrade/replace your residential roof there are several factors that you should definitely consider. Getting any roof work done is an expensive endeavor, let alone replacing the entire roof, so you should set your future investment up to be as efficient as possible. This blog is going to outline a few areas that you should thoroughly look at when making your decision.

  1. Budget: The first thing you should consider is how much you have in the way of resources to put into your new roof. As outlined above, roof replacements are never cheap and you want the most out of your investment. You also do not want to break the bank and leave yourself lacking necessary funds after the project is complete. Carefully considering your budget before the project starts is extremely important and should be the first step in your process.
  2. Location, Location, Location: The surrounding environment of your residence should weigh in heavily on the materials that are used to build your roof. If you live in an area that is exposed to high winds, you need materials that can stand up against the force being deployed against them. Rains and water exposure are also going to majorly effect your roof, especially if you live by a large body of water or the ocean. Salt water can play havoc on lesser materials.
  3. Is it owned or a rental: If you are planning on staying in the home for the long term then it would be wise to invest more in your new roof in order to avoid having to do the same rebuild operation sooner than later. If, however, you are only renting or planning on leaving the home relatively soon, then heavily investing would not be advised.

These are just a few factors that should be considered when replacing your roof. Stay tuned for part two of this blog where we will cover more factors that will be at play when rebuilding your roof!

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Considering Roof Coatings

If you are thinking about replacing your roof you may want to consider an alternative that could save you a ton of money and extend the life of your current roofing; coating your roof.  It may actually end up being a better option for your home or business.

Almost all types of roofing can be coated as long as they are in good enough condition, save for asphalt roofs.   The type of roofing that coating can make the biggest difference for is metal roofing. You can seal leaks and reinforce the stability of the roof to a degree while also enhancing aesthetically. Some coats act as a new membrane, including fabric and even carry warranties to cover you in case you are not satisfied with the results.  Another benefit of coating your roof is that there is no permit necessary to do so which will push the savings even further.

In some cases you can use a roof coating as its own roofing system. Roof coating can be applied directly over plywood and can serve as a low cost, light-weight option that will allow you to overlay an already existing roof.  If you do use a coating as a standalone roofing system, you may want to consider a premium level coat. Many of these coats carry water tight warranties of 10-15 years so you can rest easy knowing that you will be covered if things go any way other than according to plan. If you play it right, you could get away with renewing your coat instead of your entire roof in another 10-15 years!

Roofing is always a big undertaking and finding cost effective, yet efficient methods can be a difficult task. Roof coatings are the rare exception and should at least be brought into the realm of consideration for anybody thinking about replacing their roof.