If you need a new roof, it can be a little overwhelming to think about all of the questions and concerns that accompany the process. While roof replacement is one of the best things you can do for your home, it’s not unusual to worry about all it entails. Chief Roofing Inc. can help you feel confident in your decision to move ahead with a new roof! Read through our new roof FAQ below to learn more about what to expect from our installation, from start to finish.
Replacing your roof is a big investment, and you may be wondering if it’s really necessary or if you could squeeze a few more years out of it with some repairs. We understand this reaction, but the truth is, if you need a new roof, you shouldn’t put off replacing it. Failing to do so can lead to thousands of dollars worth of home repairs from issues like leaky shingles and structural damage. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to bite the bullet and plan for a new roofing system.
Even if you don’t see any signs of damage, a very old roof may be prone to breakdowns. To be sure you’re making the right decision for the right reasons, give us a call and we’ll send our expert team to your home for a free roof evaluation and estimate. Our professional roofers will inspect your roof thoroughly for signs that it’s time to replace it and will give you honest, straightforward advice based on our findings.
It’s important to choose the right contractor when replacing your roof to ensure a rewarding experience overall, as well as a roof that will last you many years without issue. We are your Hillsborough roofing experts, with years of experience, quick turnaround times, and high-quality results. Our top priority is to install products to manufacturer specifications to give you a roof that meets all your specific needs. The key aspects of every roofing system we install include:
Roof deck protection
High-quality synthetic roof felt is an important component in protecting your roof deck. It’s placed under the roofing shingles, allowing us to offer a lighter roof deck barrier that is also resistant to water and radiation-resistant. Essentially, these materials make for a more efficient water barrier without the factoring of mass. When we apply a new roof, we’ll strip the old one down to the wood deck underneath to inspect for any additional issues and ensure the longest-lasting results.
Starter strip shingles
Improper installation of starter shingles is one of the most common sources of failure in a roof system. They’re also one of the most skipped accessories on a roof system because homeowners don’t always know what starter strip shingles are or how important they are for a complete roofing system as the first line of defense against wind uplift along the edges of a roof. Our roofing team never skips this step!
Wherever surfaces intersect on a roof, there is a chance of water seepage. Flashing is what helps direct the flow of water around any openings, and is highly recommended for waterproofing these critical areas of your roof. Many people reuse old flashing but don’t take the proper steps to make sure that it is reusable. Our expert team replaces all bad flashings on every new roofing system.
Hot, moist air in your attic space can damage your possessions, increase your energy costs, and potentially reduce the longevity of your roofing system. Proper ventilation is critical in reducing that kind of air. We install ridge vents on some of the highest parts of your roof, but always utilize the proper safety equipment to prevent falls or injury on your property.
Job site cleanliness
As professional roofing contractors, we have developed specialized techniques and equipment for keeping the job site clean. This includes sheltering and protecting bushes and plants that might be affected by material dropping from the roof, and using a tarp to catch as much material as possible. We also run a magnet over the ‘drop zone’ to collect any nails that might have escaped. It’s our mission to leave every place a little better than we found it!
There are many choices when it comes to choosing a residential roof, which is why we recommend getting advice from roofing industry experts like us. Asphalt shingles are the most widely installed roofing materials in the nation and for good reason! Some of the features that make asphalt shingles a superior choice for residential roofing include:
Here at Chief Roofing, we high-quality, long-lasting materials to ensure you have the best results that will last!
Even the best quality roofing system has an expiration date, but the better your contractor and materials, the longer your investment will last. 20 years is seen as an acceptable lifespan for a new roof, but this will depend on the level of maintenance, weather conditions, and the original construction. With over 150 years of combined experience, you can be sure that you’re getting the best roofing system and services the Hillsborough area has to offer when you choose our team.
While all the major work will be on our part, there are a few small steps you can take to get things off to a smooth start. Remove loose items from your walls and shelves, as hammering can sometimes cause enough vibration to make unsecured items fall. Clear your driveway and around your home as much as possible, since roofing materials can fall into these areas. Chief Roofing works to complete new roofing projects with a quick turnaround time so that any interruption to your daily life is minimal!
By choosing Chief Roofing, Inc. to install a new residential roof for your home, you’re guaranteed expert service, high-quality products, and a commitment to meeting all your roofing needs. If our New Roof FAQ hasn’t answered all your questions, you can reach us at 919-732-5028 or click here to schedule a free roofing evaluation in Hillsborough or the surrounding areas.