Getting a new roof is exciting because it’s an opportunity to not just address a roofing problem, but to also take your home to the next level in terms of curb appeal and function. But what exactly gets replaced during a roof replacement project? This depends on your roofing system’s overall condition.
When Your Roof Deck Is Sound
Roofs are generally split into two parts: what you can and cannot see from outside your home. When damage you’re dealing with is isolated to components that you can see from outside your home, then you’re looking at replacing just actual roofing materials. With your deck in sound condition, there’s no reason for your roofing contractor to take it apart and put in a new one. This would simply expose your home unnecessarily and lead to unneeded expenses.
When Your Roof Deck Is Damaged
If after an inspection your roofers reveal that damage to your roofing extends to your decking, you may be looking at replacing not just the decking structure itself, but the roofing insulation beneath it as well. This is because it’s possible for a roof leak to have reached your insulation, saturating the material so it’s no longer able to perform as it should and may have already become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
What if you have insulation above your deck sheathing, such as in the case of low-slope or roofs, or if you have cathedral ceilings? Rigid foam insulation may be exposed when old roofing material is removed, but it shouldn’t need replacing if it is still in good order.
No matter the extent of your roofing damage, you can count on Safe Harbor Exteriors for top-quality roof replacement in Shawnee, KS, and the surrounding communities. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (913) 553-3620, or fill out our contact form. Ask us for a FREE estimate today! We also offer roof repair services.