Shingled Roof Installation
Roof shingles are a type of roof covering that are laid in an overlapping style in which each strip overlaps the next when installed from the bottom edge of the roof up. Shingles are a necessity for your roof and an important part of your home’s exterior design statement. Roofing shingles typically come in a flat, rectangular shape. Shingles vary in material but asphalt shingles are the most durable choice of roof tiling. Installation costs consist of both material and labor costs. Labor is a significant factor and can comprise much of the total project cost.
Metal Roof Installation
Whether you are looking to replace your roof or add a roof, metal roofing can be a great alternative to shingle roofing. In addition to having a glossy, modern look, metal roofing is an extremely strong and durable material. This type of roofing has an extended life span and can withstand harsh weather conditions such as hurricanes, hail, and wildfires. Additionally, a metal roof will reduce cooling costs thanks to its ability to reflect heat. Metal roof installation is complicated so it is best that you hire a professional to help. A professional will have knowledge as to what materials you should use and can safely install the roof with minimal risk.
Common Roof Repairs
The most common roof repairs include:
- Roof leaks
- Broken or missing shingles
- Tree damage
- Damaged roofing materials
Roof leaks are the single most common problem that homeowners often face. Leaks can be the result of many different roof issues. You’ll typically find leaks near chimneys, gutters, flashing points and vents/pipes. Broken or missing shingles are the result of the sealant wearing off. The sealant may be damaged by harsh weather, rodents, or just natural wear and tear. Once the sealant tears off, the shingles can loosen and break or come off entirely. Another common problem that homeowners face is tree damage from branches falling onto the roof. Smaller branches rubbing against the roof can erode the top layer. Damaged roofing materials can include anything from shingles, tiles, nails, and sealants amongst other things. Some of these issues are just the result of natural wear and tear but can be mitigated by regular maintenance. Other issues need to be addressed immediately before they cause other severe problems.
Licensed Roof Inspections
Making sure your roof is in good condition is key to avoiding costly damages or issues in the future. That is why it’s important to have a licensed professional inspect your roof. The National Roof Certification and Inspection Association recommends calling in a licensed roof inspector for the following situations: you are closing on a home, you are entering the wet season, you suspect roof damage, or a major rain or wind storm has just passed. Generally, you should have a roof inspection at least once a year. The national average of a roof inspection is $210 but here at GO Construction, we’ll work with you to find a price that works for your budget.
Shingled Roof Installation FAQs
What types of shingles are available to choose from?
Shingles vary in the materials that they are made from. While asphalt is the most popular material, other variants include wood, plastic, slate, and metal. In addition to being available in a variety of materials, shingles can be manufactured in a range of colors.
What is the best material to use for shingles?
Asphalt is by far the most popular choice when it comes to roofing shingles. Asphalt roof shingles are highly durable and are known for their versatility. It comes with many benefits typically at a low cost.
What should you look for when selecting shingles?
When choosing shingles for your roof, you should make sure that they have a SSA fire rating, non-rotting glass fiber base, and are resistant to UV rays. These aspects combine to make the best roofing shingles.
How much does shingled roof installation cost?
The cost of shingled roof installation is determined by the material and labor costs. Some materials cost more than others which obviously can shift the price. As for labor, it can comprise up to 60% or more of the total project cost. Labor costs can increase if old shingles need to be torn off, disposed of, and replaced.
Metal Roof Installation FAQs
What are the benefits of having a metal roof?
Not only does a metal roof give your home a modern, sleek look but it’s durable and cost effective as well. Metal roofs can withstand harsh weather conditions and generally have a long-life span. Metal roofing can reduce cooling costs and save energy by reflecting the sun’s heat.
What types of metal roofs are available for you to choose from?
Metal roofs are available in a variety of materials such as: tin, zinc, steel, aluminum, and copper. Each metal has its own advantages as well as disadvantages. You just have to choose which metal will work best for you and cater towards your needs.
Why hire a professional for a metal roof installation?
While some may claim that a metal roof installation can be a DIY project, we don’t recommend that. Installing a metal roof is complicated and can be dangerous if you lack the proper knowledge. Not hiring help can actually cost you more in the long run. We recommend leaving such a complex project to professional roof installers who have the expertise, experience, and equipment to install it properly.
Common Roof Repairs FAQs
What is the most common roofing issue?
The single most common roofing problem is roof leaks. Leaks can be the result of other roof issues such as broken shingles. If not taken care of properly, roof leaks can result in severe damage to your home.
What to do if you suspect that you have a roof leak?
The first thing you’ll want to do is locate where the leak is coming from. Typically, you’ll find leaks near the chimney, around gutters, at flashing points, and close to vents/pipes. The best way to track a leak is to go to your attic and check for water stains, mold, or black marks. If you don’t have an attic, you’ll only see the issue from the roof.
How to fix a roof leak?
The best way to fix a roof leak is having a professional take care of it. Especially if you’re experiencing major leaking, you’ll want to contact someone with expertise and can handle the issue with care.
How to maintain your roof?
Roofs are subject to natural wear and tear as they get older. However, certain issues such as roof leaks, broken shingles, tree damage, etc. can be mitigated. It’s advised that you schedule a regular maintenance check with a professional so that issues can be detected before they have a chance to escalate.
Licensed Roof Inspections FAQs
When should you schedule a roof inspection?
You should call in a professional roof inspector to come take a look at your roof at least once a year. In fact, many insurance companies recommend this. Additionally, it’s recommended that you contact a professional if you suspect any kind of damage especially after major storms.
Why is it important to have a roof inspection?
Having a roof inspection is essential so that you can prevent any potential roofing problems from escalating into something serious.
How much does a roof inspection cost?
The national average cost of a roof inspection is $210 but some roofing inspectors may do a basic inspection for free. But a professional roof inspection can honestly cost anywhere between $75 to $800 depending on the extent of the inspection.