You may have extensive leaking that repairs aren’t fixing. You have a wood roof and your home owners insurance is threatening to drop coverage. You see ceiling spots, algae growth, missing shingles, blistering, curling, buckling, missing granules damaged flashing, or rotting. Even if your roof shows signs of these symptoms mentioned above, you may not need a total roof replacement.
Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation, poor quality materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building.
Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling off, or even through, a roof in need of repair or replacement. Homeowner maintenance should be confined to roof inspections in both the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles, and to cleaning rain gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof) if possible.
Yes! Although you may save a few dollars in re-roofing over your existing roof you are potentially covering over problem areas that need to be properly addressed. Also, you increase your chances of your new roof experiencing problems. There is also a weight issue depending on type of roof and how many layers you have. Often times you can tell that a roof wasn’t removed by the waves it causes under the new roof.
Shetler Roofing uses a high quality synthetic underlayment as a standard on all of our roofs. It is better in every way than 15# felt and even 30# felt. Many companies will try to “up sell” you on this.