Installing a new roof may seem like a simple and straightforward project, but you’d be surprised by how much there is to consider and prepare for before the roofing job actually starts.
A1 Siding and Roofing, your local roofing contractor, shares three things to consider before installing a new roof.
Consider the Roofing Material
There are a plethora of roofing materials to choose from, but not all have the same features or perform well under every condition. Wood shake and shingle roofs, for example, may be the most aesthetically pleasing, but they also require extra care and maintenance as they are more susceptible to weather damage.
The best all-around roofing material is the asphalt shingle, which has been a staple residential roofing material since it was invented due to its excellent durability, weather resilience and style options. At A1 Siding and Roofing, we install premium quality asphalt shingles from GAF.
Overlay or Tear-Off?
You can replace your roof in two ways: either lay the new shingles in place over the old, or tear off the old roof to make way for the new system. Overlaying is done very rarely, and often is only appropriate when the old roof is still relatively new. It also requires extra reinforcing that necessitates more than simple repairs. A complete tear-off is almost always the best choice, since you’ll be getting rid of an old roofing system that may compromise the new one.
Which Contractor Will You Hire?
Roof replacement and installation are projects that should always be left to the professionals. Not only are roofing projects very tricky to do, they’re also inherently dangerous, especially if you’ll be working on a steep roof. Working with a roofing contractor means you’ll be getting roofing materials of a higher quality and at a better price than you would normally get at the local home improvement store.
As your local residential and commercial roofing expert, A1 Siding and Roofing guarantees a seamless and stress-free roofing experience when you work with us. Call us today at (603) 627-7339 for a free estimate on our roofing services. We’re a local roofing contractor in Manchester, NH.