Every house relies on its roof, especially with the weather in Arizona. It is the unsung hero of every home that keeps us safe and comfortable in hard times, and after years of service, this upstanding part of the house should be retired and replaced with a new one. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about replacing your roof.
When Do You Need A New Roof
There are many reasons that your home may need a complete roof overhaul. Some are glaring, and some are more subtle.
The biggest reason is that you get leaks all the time. Water can find its way from a damaged part to just about anywhere in your ceiling, so it’s hard to detect the source. Replacing the whole roof nips this problem in the bud.
Another pressing reason is that shingles are missing, there are bald spots on textured roofing, or tiles are damaged. This doesn’t just look a little shabby, but it is the start of worse structural damage. The broken parts let in water and fall on each other, leading to problems snowballing.
You can also want to replace the roof as a preventative measure or increase the house’s value. Roofing material ages and becomes less capable of dealing with extreme weather and more prone to failure when it passes the 20-year mark. Replacing it prevents more costly leaks, and it freshens up your home’s look. Both of these features can make your home more attractive to buyers.
Different Roofing Systems
You are not obliged to use the same type of materials or design as your original roof when you want to replace your roof. Newer roofing systems can include advances in technology and address new concerns. There are a few new options for anyone wanting something up-to-date.
Changing the Pitch of the Roof
So long as a roof surface can dry in 48 hours, it’s considered fine for a roof to have any slope. Initially, many preferred a steep pitch to keep rain from collecting in puddles and seeping in, but new materials and systems make that less of an issue. You might want something vertical for a classical look, or you might want something with less of an angle for space savings.
Polyurethane foam systems/coatings are a lightweight, extremely durable material applied as a liquid and expands as it dries into one solid cell. It’s water-resistant, can be applied directly to the deck, and reduces your energy bill.
This is an Arizona classic when it comes to roofing. There are five types of tiles, and they all look classy while withstanding all that our harsh weather throws at them.
One durable and cost-effective choice is shingles. These can come in a range of colors and styles and are relatively easy to put in.
Residential New Construction Roofing
You could also be building yourself a new home, and then the new roof will be a significant component of that process that will need specialists. The new roof doesn’t just have to fit the look of your new home. It can be designed to conserve energy and to make it easier to maintain. This can all be worked out with a contractor who has a lot of experience in roofing.
The very best way to make sure that your new roof is satisfactory is to hire a reputable, fully bonded, licensed, and insured contractor here in Phoenix, Arizona. When you are looking for such a company, contact us. We can provide a free consultation about your options.