Talking About Roofing Services

Talking About Roofing Services

The Roof Contractors Guide To Getting More Life Out Of Roof Replacements

Brittany Howard

When you are investing in a roof replacement for your home, getting a long life out of the materials is important. You want materials that look great, are easy to maintain, and will last longer than shingles that are being removed. The following roof contractors guide to getting more life out of roof replacements will help you with the needs of your home:

Updating structural design problems—There are structural problems that are some of the first issues that you will need to deal with. Talk with your roof contractor about making minor changes to areas of your roof that are the most vulnerable to wear. This will reduce the uneven wear of roofing materials to ensure that they last longer after having them replaced.

Improving roofing underlayments—The underlayments of your roof are also important—starting with the decking. Today, there are options for modern decking that can be rigid insulating foam board or plywood with foil backing. These systems improve the thermal barrier of the roof to reduce wear due to things like ice and improve the energy efficiency of your home. Also, you may want to consider a synthetic moisture barrier that will protect the wood decking materials from moisture and rot. Good synthetic roofing underlayments will also help add to the energy improvements and make your home more efficient. 

Choosing the right roofing materials—It is also important to choose the right roofing materials. There are options for materials that are durable alternatives to the conventional asphalt shingles that are often installed on a home. The roofing material options that you will want to consider include:

  • Modern architectural asphalt shingles
  • Synthetic rubber tile materials
  • Metal roofing products
  • Options for wood shakes and shingles

These are the durable options that you will want to consider to replace asphalt shingles with longer lasting roofing materials.

Additional improvements to reduce wear—There are also additional improvements that can be done to reduce wear. The improvements can include aesthetics for appearance, such as reinforced flashing with exposed architectural meta. These additional improvements will enhance the appearance of your roof and help to reduce wear. You can also invest in other improvements like gutters to help reduce the wear of new roofing materials.

These are roof replacement solutions that will help ensure your new roof looks great and lasts longer. Before planning your replacement, call a residential roofing contractor and ask them about these options to get a longer-lasting roof from your investment.


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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.