Would you know if your roof was in need of replacement? There are a number of signs of a necessary roof replacement, but not everyone keeps an eye out for them. This can spell danger if left untreated for too long, so learn to recognize some of the symptoms of an old or failing roof.
What Actually Goes into a Roof Replacement?
There are a lot of questions and unknowns when dealing with the potential of a new roof or a roof replacement. After all, each situation is going to be different depending on a number of details.
If you look up and see discoloration, this isn’t actually cause for much alarm. Moss and algae growth is very common and not a real indicator of serious peril. However, “faded color, a general tired, worn look, or a shingle color that just looks outdated can all be reasons to consider roof replacement.” So, if you have colors in mind, the replacement may just be for a fresh update and not for necessity.
Of course, some roofing conditions are symbolic of a necessary roof replacement. For example, if your roof is over two decades old, if there seem to be “bald spots” across your shingles, or if there is extensive damage to them, then you should call a professional and get a consultation.
So, then, what goes into this process as a whole? To begin, the contractor will make sure that whatever is around your home (that is, beneath the roof) stays safe throughout the process. This includes things like plants and any landscaping features. After that, they will tear away the old shingles and inspect the layers underneath for damage. New underlayment and other features will be installed at this time to begin the official roof replacement. Once shields, felt, and/or other products are laid down, the new shingles will be carefully added. After that comes cleanup, and then the job can be considered done.
It seems simple in writing, but there is a lot that goes into this process. The best way to receive a thorough understanding of what goes into a roof replacement is to speak with a professional directly. For a company that you can trust with these and any additional tasks, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.