A new roof is a big project, so many homeowners question how the process works. Mayflower Roofing has answers. Here are some new roof FAQs.
When Should I Get a New Roof?
The biggest problem homeowners have with roof replacements is delaying installation. If your roof needs replacing, failing to do so when it’s time tends to increase home repair bills. So, the short answer is don’t wait if you see:
- Wet spots on the ceiling, in your attic, or crawl space
- The chimney masonry shows cracks
- Shingles curl, buckle, break or go missing
- The shingles blister
- Shingles show signs of aging, especially with missing granules
- Roof rot. (Is it spongy when you walk on the roof?)
- Water backing up in your eaves
- Damaged flashing
A professional roof inspection is a good idea annually after your roof is 20 years old, even if you don’t see any of these signs.
What New Roof Options are Available?
Modern roofs give you options for any style home. Select the material, color, and style to suit your taste and your home. Select metal roofing, a rubber roof, or traditional shingles in a variety of exquisite colors.
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for my New Roof Installation?
A few small preparations can make for a smoother install.
- Firstly, take down anything loose from your shelves and walls. Hammering on the roof can cause shaking in the house.
- Then, clear the driveway and the area around the house.
Mayflower Roofing takes care of the rest. Just sit back because soon you will have a brand new roof.
How Long Can I Expect My New Roof to Last?
Each type of roofing material has a different life expectancy. Just as you can expect tile to last longer than carpet, each roof lasts based on the materials.
- Typically, a traditional shingle roof lasts at least 20 years, but watch it carefully after that.
- A rubber roof lasts more than 50 years, and a metal roof lasts up to 70 years.
Contact Mayflower Roofing for a roof inspection to determine if your roof needs replacing.