Roof replacement is a complicated process and one that people try to postpone as much as possible. Sometimes however you need to take action. When?
These are some of the most common signs showing when you need a roof replacement.
- The first and most worrisome sign that you need an urgent roof replacement is leaks. If you see water damage on your ceiling or worse, water leaking from your roof, it is time to replace your roofing. The same goes for moss or mold. These are all signs of leaks resulting from a damaged roof.
- If the shingles on your roof are cracked or damaged, then you need to replace them. It might be because you have not replaced the roof in about two decades or more.
- Lastly, if you notice a spike in your energy bills, it means your roof is not insulated properly and you need to act on it.
Here are some things you need to consider when replacing your roof.
First of all look into location contractors that can complete the job in time. You need to choose a company that can come on-site, access the current state of the roof, and determine how much time the replacement is going to take. You do not want your home to have any cap for a long time so make sure your contractors are going to finish the job as fast as possible without compromising the quality.
Next, look into roofing materials. There are many options you can choose from such as asphalt shingles, cedar ones, or metal roofs. Check their technical details to determine which material is best for your location. Make sure to choose a material that is both durable as well as low maintenance.
Spread the word that you are having your roof replaced. This process is loud and messy and can cause problems with your neighbors. Also, make sure you have all the necessary permits before construction starts.
Book an Airbnb or hotel during the construction process so your house is vacant.
Make quality your principal concern for both labor and materials. Quality does come with a higher price tag, but it also ensures lower energy bills and maintenance costs in the long run.
Last but not least, figure out material disposal so that after your new roof is in place, your old one is already out of the way.
Feel free to contact us at RH Renovation NYC for more information on roof replacement.