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Things to Know Abouit Replacing a Roof

One of the more expensive maintenance projects a homeowner will eventually have to address is replacing their roof. The roof shingles only have a certain life span before they will start leaking when it rains and also start showing their age and diminishing the curb appeal of your house.

Even if you are not proactive about getting a new roof, roofing contractors will often solicit you to encourage you to let them contact your homeowner’s insurance company and work with them to approve and process your claim for you, for hail damage repair Lakewood CO or entire roof replacement. Sometimes, a homeowner’s insurance company will contact you and require that you replace your roof at your expense if their records show that the age of your roof is 20 years as the expected life span of a roof is 20 to 25 years.

The key component of the majority of residential roofs is the shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most economical choice, but there are different qualities available. The higher the quality that you choose, the longer the life span will be.  There are various types of asphalt shingles available also with the main types being strip, dimensional, and luxury. Lastly, there are many different colors available for you to choose from besides just the basic gray color. Again, you must consider curb appeal.

Sometimes, if your roof deck is in good condition, you can even opt for shingle layering. Layering is when your contractor merely layers new shingles on top of the worn-out shingles. Going with this option will save you money on labor as the old shingles do not need to be removed and disposed of. However, in almost all cases, no more than two layers are allowed.

In all but the layering options, there will be lots of nails that will end up in your yard. Always make sure that your roofer removes all these nails, preferably with a huge magnet, before you write them a check.