How roof installers work- when you need a roof installer
How roof installers work: To install a new roof, the first thing a roof installer will do is take out the old shingles with their nails, so the new roof can rest on the flattest possible surface. A sign of a good roof installer is someone who does this without leaving any old shingles or other debris in the yard. Before nailing in the new shingles, the roof installer will cover the deck with a water shield to keep rain from getting in through the nail holes. The installer should lay down the new shingles in such a way as to minimize the number of exposed nail heads. All this should take one to three days.
So when do you need a new roof? Even if you’re very careful about roof and attic inspection and maintenance, a fire or a storm can damage your roof beyond repair in a single day. And even if your roof is in good condition, you may wish to replace it with a new style of roof, perhaps made of a new material. When replacing a shingle roof with a metal roof, this isn’t a problem — a metal roof is actually lighter. But if the roof is tile or slate, you need to be sure the support structure can handle the extra weight. Ask your Charlotte or Concord, NC roof installer to look at the beams and make sure they can do this.
The risks of reroofing
One thing some homeowners opt for is reroofing, in which a fresh layer of shingles is laid down over the existing roof instead of removing that roof. It’s quicker and (in the short term) cheaper than having a new roof installed, but it does have its risks.
One risk is that the extra layer of shingles may trap a layer of water on the roof, allowing algae, mold and mildew to grow until they attack the structure of the roof. Another risk is that the weight of the extra shingles will put more stress on the roof’s supports than they can handle. And there’s the fact that your roof installer is missing a chance to examine the underlying structure. Ask your roof installer if reroofing is a good idea in your case.
Charlotte’s top roof installer
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors are the best roof installers in Charlotte and Concord, NC. They’ve won the Angie’s List Super Service Award twice. This family-owned company is also an Owens Corning preferred contractor and a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte. They’ll plan their schedule to fit your own, and provide the materials themselves. If you need a new roof, call Charlotte’s best roofing contractors today for a free estimate.