Before You Buy
How to determine if you need a new roof?
First you must determine the history of your roof and the current problems. Some roofs have reached the end of their designed lives and needs to be replaced.
Here are a few ideas for your own conclusions:
- Is your roof system older than 15 years?
- If so, you might want to consider a new roof system rather than repairing your existing system.
- How many areas in your roof system leak?
- Is the roofing membrane on your roof system displaying signs of deterioration?
- There is specific evidence of system failure.
- Are you happy with the aesthetics of your roof system?
- What is your financial situation?
- Do you repair now and budget for a new roof system?
- Does your roof have two or more roof systems?
- If there are more than two layers you might have to replace it because of State code.
- Is your insulation level adequate? (Achieving adequate R-value)
- Has your decking become deteriorated from long term leaking?
- Damaged decking can cause structural instability and large cost to remedy.
Re-roofing is the process of installing a new roof when a roofing system fails. Roofing system failure can be caused by several factors; including age, severe weather, poor workmanship, defective materials, improper specification and/or failure to maintain the roof with regular inspections. You should perform re-roofing only when all repair and restoration alternatives are deemed incapable of bringing a roof back to serviceable condition, or at your own discretion.