The questions we’ve gathered below are some of the most commonly asked by our customers. As a highly trusted roof and siding replacement contractor, we want to share our responses to show how we service our customers professionally. What you’ll see below are our answers to some of the most common roofing questions.
1. “Can You Roof Over My Existing Shingles?”
If you’re wondering if you can save more by reducing the workload needed in a roofing project, then we still highly recommend reroofing instead. This is better in the long run, and much safer as well. For your new shingles to be effective, they have to be laid as flat as possible. Any sign of loose or curled old shingles means they have to go. Shingles also add more weight to your roof, though it’s usually built to hold at least one layer of shingles. Every 100 square feet of quality shingle roofing adds at most 450 pounds of weight, so adding another layer will only put unnecessary strain on your roof’s internal structure.
2. “What is Roofing Underlayment?”
The roofing underlayment is the layer of material just beneath the shingles and over your roof’s frame. These are usually made of felt or synthetic material, but they both serve the same purpose of preventing rainwater from leaking into your attic. This also helps in keeping moisture and mold from damaging the wooden frame of your roof.
3. “I Have a Leaking Roof, Should I Fully Replace it?”
It really depends on the situation. In your case, if you’re sure that your roof is leaking but don’t know where it’s exactly coming from or how damaged it may actually be, it’s best to consult with a professional roofing contractor from Certified Home Improvement, LLC. You can count on us to inspect your roof properly and determine what the exact problem is. There’s still a chance that you won’t need to spend for a whole roof replacement.
4. “How Long Will My New Roof Last?”
The answer to this question really depends on a number of factors. One of the most common factors is the weather conditions your roof is usually exposed to, which can affect its natural wear and tear. Some roofs do wear out faster than normal, while some last longer. Fortunately, most modern roofs are designed to last around 15 to 25 years, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your new roof anytime soon.
No matter what kind of roof repair, window replacement, or interior remodeling, our team at Certified Home Improvement, LLC can get the job done. Call us today at (734) 522-1601. You can also contact us through our online request form to talk more about what you need to do for your home. We serve Garden City and nearby MI areas.