Your roof is a complicated piece of engineering, and is perhaps the most important piece of your home’s exterior shell, offering a multitude of benefits for your home, including of course protection from the elements, but also curb appeal & resale value, as well as insulation, making it important to keep the system in good repair. If your roof needs repairs, or if the system needs a full replacement, you may have a few questions about what to except from the process or the system you install. That’s why our team is back with another roofing FAQ to help answer a few of your most common roofing questions. Keep reading below for more information!
What Are The Signs I Need To Replace My Roof
First, let’s briefly discuss the signs you need to keep an eye out for when considering whether your home is in need of a roof replacement! The signs that your roof is aging and needs to be replaced vary, so it’s important have an understanding of what you should be looking out for. Check out a list below for information about a few of the most common signs:
- Warping or bubbling shingles
- Broken or missing shingles
- Sagging sections of roof
- Cracked masonry or rusted flashing
- Loose Granules
These are just a few of the signs to look out for. Roof damage can prevent itself in a variety of ways, both being extremely visible, and also difficult to spot. Keep a close eye on your roof to ensure that the system is well maintained!
Can I Layer My Roofing Materials
One roofing method that some contractors & homeowners choose to employ involves installing a new layer of asphalt shingles over an existing roof, rather than removing the existing shingles before the installation. While some roofers choose to install a layer of shingles over an existing roof, if there is serious wear and tear on your roof, it is far better to remove the existing roofing system and start fresh. If there is mold or algae growing on your roof, when you install another layer of shingles over the existing system you will end up trapping moisture and bacteria inside your roof where it can continue to grow and cause serious damage. Furthermore, if you ever need to replace your roof in the future, you will need to have both layers of shingles removed, which generally means that it’s better to remove the existing roof before installing a new one!