Roof Replacement Basics

roofing contractorRoof installation and roof replacement are important. Even though it isn’t always easy, you will see the value of a new roof.

Roof replacement should not be taken lightly. You also shouldn’t delay roof repairs. Before you begin to get bids from roofing contractors if you feel your roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy, here are some things you should know.

Basic Roofing Materials

Your choice of roofing material will be determined by your location and personal preference. Metal roofs are more popular in certain areas due to their fire resistance, while asphalt shingles are more popular elsewhere. The roofing materials that you can choose from will depend on how high your roof pitch is.

The most popular choices for residential roofing are asphalt composition roofing shingles, wood shakes and shingles, metal roofing shingles, slate roofing, composition slate and ceramic or clay tiles.

Do you want to tear off or add a second layer?

It was not uncommon to add a new roof to an existing layer of shingle roofing. This practice is now prohibited in certain areas where the roof must be torn off. It is important to carefully consider whether you are allowed to layer shingles over an existing roof.

Adding layers can cause the materials to be too heavy for the roof framing underneath. This can create structural problems, especially in older homes. Shingles over existing shingles can also cause surface irregularities. You will most likely need to correct any existing roof problems or flaws before you consider a new roof.

Layering has the advantage of removing an existing layer and adding another layer. This won’t be an issue if the roofing contractor does the job.

Cost considerations

There are many factors that affect the cost of your North Myrtle Beach roofing replacement. You can choose from a variety of roofing materials and hire a roofing contractor. The roof’s height and square footage are also important factors.

Take Off Season Work

The best time to roof is from late spring through early fall in most parts of the United States. Some roofing contractors are capable of extending their work seasons even when  storms threaten. This means that you don’t have to hire a crew of skilled roofers for your roof replacement outside of peak season. Because there is less labor demand, you might get lower prices.

NMB Roofing Pros can help you if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired.

NMB Roofing Pros
2408 Madison Drive Suite 101B
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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