Posted on: 7 September 2019Share
As a roof is approaching the end of its life, a replacement project will need to be undertaken. While replacing a home's entire roof is a large undertaking, there are few projects that can have a more impact on your home when investing in a replacement roof.
Consider Choosing Tile Over Shingles
If your home's previous roofing used shingles, you may be able to enjoy a number of important advantages if you switch to a roofing system that uses tiles instead. Tile is typically far more durable than asphalt shingles due to it being made of a far stronger material that is also typically considerably thicker than traditional asphalt shingles. Together, these factors can allow for a tile roof to substantially outlast one that uses standard shingles. Furthermore, tile is often available in a greater range of styles and colors so that you will be able to easily achieve the look you are wanting for the roof.
Evaluate Whether The Flashing Is Needing To Be Replaced
The shingles that cover the exterior roof are not the only parts of it that may require replacement. A modern roof will have sections that are protected by thin pieces of metal. This metal may seem out of place that it serves the role of blocking moisture and other threats that could potentially enter through small gaps in the roofing. If your flashing has suffered serious deterioration or other issues, replacing it will allow you to avoid situations where issues with the flashing can contribute to major damage and repairs for the roof. Luckily, the process of installing the new roof will not be made substantially more complicated by a need to replace the flashing as removing the previous flashing and installing the new one will only take a few minutes for professionals with the right tools and equipment.
Determine Whether Tree Removal Could Benefit The New Roof
Going through the trouble of removing the previous roof and installing a new one is a major undertaking. This makes it important to avoid the need for the new roof to undergo major repairs from avoidable sources of damage. Trees that are too close to the roof can be a major contributing factor in roof damage. When branches are hanging over a roof, they can damage it by falling on it, contributing to leaves gathering on it and trapping moisture against the roof. These factors can contribute to it being beneficial for homeowners to have large tree branches trimmed away from the roof before these damages are able to occur to the newly installed roof.