This fall season is the best time do any roofing project, as the temperature is just right for the more critical and large-scale changes and additions. Roof replacements are one of them, but before you dive right into your project, there are a few things you should expect. Safe Harbor Exteriors lists four of them.
1. Roofing First Steps
Roof replacements are one project you should leave to the professionals. When you start one, you should expect some preliminary steps: the contractor validation, the roofing estimate, and the acquisition of the replacement permit. These are all prerequisites for any roofing project you should fulfill to start your project.
2. Unforeseen Roof Repairs
Even though your goal this fall is to replace your roof, you may need to have it repaired first, especially if you originally had a wood shake roof system, which is prone to rotting and water damage. Repairing the roof structure is a necessary second step as leaving it in disrepair will negatively affect the performance and longevity of your new roofing system.
3. Pick Your New Roofing
It’s also important to pick your new roofing material as early as the planning stages. Asphalt roofing remains a popular and reliable choice for residential properties. If you’re looking for higher-grade materials, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer metal and concrete roofing systems as well.
4. Roof Additions
Finally, it may be necessary to include some roof additions to your replacement budget to ensure the efficiency of your new roof. You might have to invest in metal flashings, for example, to prevent water intrusion into the most vulnerable parts of your roof.
Safe Harbor Exteriors offers complete roofing and siding services. Give us a call at (913) 553-3620 for more information on our services. We offer a range of roofing systems for homeowners throughout Shawnee, Kansas City, as well as other parts of Kansas.