Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Prep Steps For A Residential Reroofing Project

by William Gerard

Comparing roofing materials, booking a time to have a roof replaced, and preparing the land that surrounds a roof that will be upgraded are three details that some homeowners may fail to address. The winter season is a suitable time to explore roofing options for your primary residence and to develop a plan that will ensure your property is ready for the upcoming project.


You can pick any type of roofing material that you prefer, but there may be benefits or drawbacks associated with some materials over other ones. For instance, if you live in a climate that deals with a lot of rain or that is prone to wildfires, choosing wood shingles or shakes may not be your best option.

Likewise, if you live in a hot and humid climate, choosing asphalt shingles may not be wise. Materials that could become damaged in particular regions may eventually need to be replaced prematurely. If you need guidance with choosing materials, your contractor can show you some options that are popular within the region you reside. 

A Schedule For The Upgrade

The roofing company that you hire may work during specific months or may designate particular upgrades and repairs for certain times of the year. Rainy weather, frigid temperatures, and high winds may impede a crew's ability to accurately and safely reroof a residence.

After researching some contractors within the region and selecting the one who you believe is fit for the job, schedule the upgrade. Your roofing project may be pushed out a couple of months in the future, but at least you will not need to worry about discovering that the roofing company that you prefer is fully booked and handling other projects before yours.

Land Preparations

As roofing materials and hardware are stripped from your roof, the damaged materials may be tossed onto the ground. At the end of a reroofing project, a roofing crew may clean up as much of the debris as they can. If you keep your yard well-maintained, nails and small fragments of old roofing materials will not be overlooked.

Preparing your land should be performed shortly before the roofing project is to begin. If you have chosen a time well into the spring, your lawn will likely need to be mowed and weeding may also need to be addressed. Cover lawn ornaments and plants that you do not want to be damaged while roofing ladders and other materials are being used on your property.

For more information, go to sites about residential roof replacement.


About Me

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!