If your roof deck is currently in pretty good condition and that you have been doing annual routine roof maintenance to catch and repair small issues, then your roof may be an ideal candidate for a full roof restoration job. Everyone is aware of what roof replacement essentially is – the complete removal of your roofing material before applying a brand new roof. Roofing professionals often refer to this process as asphalt shoring. This procedure can oftentimes last for six to twelve months, depending on the extent of the roof damage.
The first step in roof restoration is assessing the entire roof and determining what repairs are required. This is often accomplished by hiring an engineer who can then determine what materials are required for the restoration job. The engineer will be able to tell you the best choices for replacing or repairing the roof. In many instances the entire roof can be replaced in one day or may even be easier to do if smaller sections are performed.
Once you know the extent of the roof damage and what types of repairs or replacement are needed, then the fun begins. The next step is contacting Belleville Roofer and requesting an estimate of the total cost of the project. Be sure to include any options such as roof replacement in the estimate. Also include the time it will take to complete the work. When contacting the roofer, be prepared for an upfront cost for the job including materials, labor, and cleaning/proofing.
Some roof restoration projects may be easier than others. For instance, replacing a single shingle is much less expensive than having to replace the entire roof, but the task must be done correctly to ensure that it is done properly. The roofing material used in a roof restoration project must be able to withstand the weather, including extreme temperatures, to prevent leaks and cracks.
There are many things to consider when restoring a roof. Many times roof restoration involves removing the existing roof and replacing it with a new one. Roofing material can either be removed and reused or replaced entirely. Most roof restoration companies will suggest to fix up the home rather than begin with a complete roof restoration project. This is due to the fact that often times home owners are unable to afford the costs of a full roof restoration project.
If you do decide to attempt a complete roof restoration project yourself, be sure to use a licensed and insured contractor. Some roofers may be well versed in simple roof repairs and replacing certain portions of the roof but not all roofers are knowledgeable about water proofing roofs. It can be extremely costly to use a roofer that does not have an extensive knowledge of water proofing roofs. Using a roofer that has some knowledge of simple roof repairs as well as simple roof repairs can save a lot of money in the long run.
Even when attempting to perform a roof restoration or roof replacement on your own, there are many things to consider. You should first consider the type of material you want to use to achieve your results. Metal roofs are typically more expensive to install than vinyl roofs and are also more difficult to install. Also metal roofs will require more maintenance than other types of roofing systems.
Basic roof restoration can usually be performed for approximately half the cost of a roof repair. Simple roof repairs usually only cost a few hundred dollars. A full roof repair job could go as high as a few thousand dollars. The cost of hiring a roofer depends greatly on the type of roof repair required. If you are unsure whether roof restoration will improve the value and appearance of your home then you should contact a local roofer for a free estimate.