Investing in a roof replacement can protect your home for many decades to come. The right roof replacement can also lower your energy costs, keep your maintenance costs down, and increase the value of your home by increasing your curb appeal. But before you randomly pick out a roof based on things like the way it looks or how much it costs, you need to know some other factors.
Here are three things you need to consider before you decide on your roof replacement:
Many houses have a simple roof with two sides that meet in the middle at a pitch. Some have an even simpler design with one surface that bends at an angle. But other houses have more complex designs. They might have several pitches and gables, and they might have different sections meeting to create odd angles and connections at the roof.
How complex your Sun City roof is will impact what kind of materials you can use, how long it will take to install the roof, how much the roof will cost, and other things. You may not think that your roof is very complex just looking at it on your own, but you are not a trained, experienced professional. You need to consult with the pros to know what you’re dealing with in your property.
Support for the Roof
Tile looks beautiful on a roof, but it is also heavy, and it requires a lot more support than traditional asphalt shingle. Most Arizona homes are going to be built to support a clay tile roof. However, if you want something a bit nicer, like slate, you are going to have to check with a roofing contractor to be sure that your current roof supports can handle that kind of weight.
Talk to your Sun City roofing contractor about what will be required for the materials you choose, and what your current roof can support. Needing extra support may not be a deal breaker, but you will need to factor the extra time and cost for improving the support systems into the job.
Condition of the Roof
The condition of your roof will make a big impact on whether or not you want to replace it. You may decide you want to replace your roof simply because you want a different look for your home or because you want to improve its energy efficiency so you can pay less for heating and cooling. However, most people wait until their roofs are old and wearing down before they are ready to replace the roof.
The condition of the roof will also determine how much needs to be replaced. Your roofer may need to replace the underlayment, as well as the surface materials. Some of the roof sub-decking and support beams may also need to be replaced if there has been damaged. You won’t know until you get an inspection from a qualified roofer, who can tell you what the condition of the roof is and what steps need to be taken.
Knowing the complexity of your roof, its current condition, and what kind of support it is able to offer will determine what kind of new roof you need, as well as how long it will take for your new roof installation and how much the project will cost. This information can change what you expected for your new roof project, so it’s important that you work with an experienced roofer so that you don’t face any nasty surprises for your project. With the right knowledge on your side, you’ll be able to make the right decisions for your new roof and save a lot of money.
Allstate Roofing can help you make the right choices for your new roof. Our roofers have decades of experience, and they can help you understand how the different roofing choices will benefit your property. They will also thoroughly inspect your current roof to let you know what your property needs to stay energy-efficient and optimally protected. Give us a call in Arizona to get a free estimate for your new roofing job. You’ll quickly learn why we have a top reputation for quality work and professional service.
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