Advanced Roofing Systems is a Denver Roofing Company. We offer a wide variety of roofing services including:
- Full Roof Replacements
- Concrete Tile Roofs
- Tile Roof Repairs
- Asphalt Shingle Roofs
- All Types Of Roof Repairs
- Gutters & Downspouts
In this article were going to cover what needs to be addressed before committing to a full roof replacement. Not every roofer is created equal. You’ll want to do your research before committing to the right Denver roofing company.
Full Roof Replacements
Before you decide whether or not you’re ready to do a full roof replacement there are some important things you need to know.
In a home remodel the roof replacement is the number one priority and also the most delicate.
The first thing you need to do is make a decision on the materials. This can fall in line with climate, area or your own personal taste. The right roof depends on who it is as everyone has different expectations of what they want their house to look like.
The roof pitch angle is something that can also effect the type of roof shingles that are needed. The roof pitch, in essence, is how steep it is which can effect the labor it takes to install it.
Another option is Asphalt Composition Shingles which are cheap and very easy to find. They just aren’t very eye catching. The flat appearance will turn a lot of people off. Some people don’t care about the style of their roof. They just want something sturdy that will last a very long time.
Wood Shake is expensive but one of the nicest looking shingles you can find.
Metal Roofing companies are rare and also tough to find someone who has the expertise to install them. Only very special companies can do this job. It’s important to research and take your time when deciding to get a metal roof installed.
Slate Roofs are very eye catching but also very dangerous to walk on. They are slippery and can result in accidents and are considered a very high end roofing option.
Rubber Slate is recycled synthetics that are becoming more popular everyday. They are easier to install and more durable as well while coming in at a much cheaper price tag. They are made from a combination of plastic and rubber while capturing the look of authentic slate. Synthetic slate shingles also last much longer and are a “green” building alternative.
Once you decide what kind of materials you want you then have the decision of removing the old shingles or roofing over them. The main problem with putting more asphalt over old shingles is that it can get too heavy for the old roof frame. This can damage the original frame leading to issues and disasters in harsh weather conditions.
You can also telegraph the old irregularities by roofing over old shingles. There could be bumps, bubbles and waves that need to be taken care of first. The best thing to do is to go over the roof and correct all of the old issues before continuing on. This is an easy process that can prevent problems in the future.
All it takes is old fashioned hard work, hammer, nails and some shingles to fix the old issues. It doesn’t even take that much more time but it’s important to make sure to specify this with the roofing company you’re working with. Some of them won’t bother while the best companies will.
It’s important to take cost saving measures when deciding you need a roof replacement. The cost varies for a variety of reasons including your roofing materials, the roofing contractor, the steepness of the roof and many other factors that go along with it.
Most roofing contractors have the ability to negotiate costs so it’s best to sit down talk and get a feel of what they can do.
The season also determines the best time for a roof replacement. Weather isn’t always going to agree so roofers can’t always afford to sit out when things get tough.
There are some amazing roofing teams that are able to do an amazing job in some bad conditions. The optimal roofing season is often times from late spring to early fall. Some areas have to be completely dry before moving to others. An organized roofing company can knock out sections that could take days in several hours.
An average sized, professionally installed roof may take around 3-4 days to install. This includes but isn’t always limited to the following:
- Removing all current shingles
- Making minor repairs
- Replacing problem areas
- Install ice dam protection
- Lay down asphalt paper
- Apply shingles
- Apply flashing around all areas with potential leaks
- Install ridge vent
While there are several new roofing companies in Denver and the surrounding areas that doesn’t mean they will all do a good job. It’s best to take the time to do your research before pulling the trigger on a roofing company.
The best roofing companies are responsible and safe while educating their customers about how to maintain their roofs. They suggest fixes and provide information on what could prolong your roof.
The best time for a roof replacement is just around the corner. If you’re interested in a free roofing assessment use the link below and our team will follow up within 24 hours.