Re-Roofing Options for Your Home or Business
Re-roofing: What You Need to Know
Many homeowners ( as well as business owners ) from Kissimmee to Palm Coast and throughout Central Florida are concerned about the condition of their home’s roof, and for good reason. The roof of any building is one of the most important elements of the entire structure. It keeps the unpredictable Florida weather out while also helping to keep your home or business comfortable. However, many homeowners are not aware of what re-roofing their home entails. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that are involved in the process.
What is Re-Roofing?
Unlike getting a completely new roof or getting minor repairs, re-roofing is an alternative for repairing damaged or leaking roofs. It involves covering your current old shingles with brand new shingles instead of removing them completely as is the case with a fullroof replacement. However, this potential solution may not be an option for all home and business owners. In addition, reroofing is can only be performed once. Check with areliable roofing contractor like our team here at XLR8 Roofing and we’ll be happy to let you know all options you have available.
What You Can’t See
While the condition of the roof covering can be used as an indicator for needed repairs, there can be underlying issues with the support structure that cannot be easily seen. Even minor leaks can cause substantial damage over a period of time. In these situations, simply adding another cover over the existing cover can lead to even more damage.
A Thorough Inspection
Simply taking a look at the outside of a roof will not give you a cost-effective solution to your roofing needs. Some conditions that may not be discovered with a simple exterior inspection include:
• The presence of moisture in the support structure or covering.
• Potential conditions that would prevent attaching re-cover materials to the existing covering.
• The ability of the existing support structure to handle the additional weight.
While there are other factors that can be realized with an in-depth inspection, these are just a few of the more important ones. At XLR8 Roofing & Construction, you can be sure we will perform a completely thorough inspection for you prior to submitting a written estimate for your project.
What’s on the Inside
The roof and support structure can give you a lot of information about the condition of a roof, however, conditions inside of the building can provide even more information. Water stains, sagging ceiling materials, and protruding fasteners can also be indicators of damages that may prevent a repair by a simple re-cover.
While duct tape might be a great repair tool, re-roofing a building requires an arsenal of tools. Renting the needed tools can be costly and buying them even more so. Experienced contractors already have the tools and equipment needed to safely handle re-roofing projects, such as safety equipment, roof jacks, scaffolding, specialized tools used for ensuring there are no nails in your yard, parking lot, or driveway, etc.
Type of Roof
The type of roofing materials and design will have a large impact on how the roof should be inspected. Asphalt shingles have different characteristics than metal roofing and a flat roof while requiring different techniques than a pitched roof. Unless you have a significant amount of roofing experience, knowing the difference can prove challenging.
While it may be tempting to handle a re-roofing project yourself, having one of the professional technicians here at XLR8 Roofing & Construction, LLC inspect your home or business is the best way to find a lasting and cost-effective solution. Located in Central Florida, Experienced, insured, and competitively priced, XLR8 will not only let you know what type of re-roofing your home or business needs, they can also provide you with a free reroofing quote.