JNT Construction is constantly hearing from our Dallas clients that their roofing experience was seamless. One way we set ourselves apart from our competitors is by keeping our clients up to date and well educated. Should your roofing need replacing, here are a few things you should know when it’s time to install a new roof. In order to make the process as seamless as possible, you should follow the steps we have outlined below.
1. Remove the old shingles and plywood
Depending on how old your roof is, you may have worn plywood that needs to be replaced as well. This is an important step in maintaining the structural integrity of your new roof.
2. Install the ice and water shield
This is an important layer of rubber required to maintain a good seal on your roof.
3. Install the felt
This is another important layer of your roof. This is typically made of compressed fiberglass sheets mixed with tar paper and acts as a moisture barrier between the new shingles.
4. Install the new shingles
At this stage you will install the new shingles on your new roof. There are several guides you can find online to help you with this process, but your best bet is to work with a qualified roofing company.
Signs That You May Need a New Roof
You should pay attention to the following details that may indicate your need for a new roof.
- Paint that is peeling
- Water damage on your ceiling
- Shingle damage
The most common sign that you are likely to experience is shingle damage. This may be shingles that are warped or buckled as the result of a wide variety of factors, such as:
- Rain damage
- Wind damage
- Sun damage
- Snow damage
- Hail damage
- Poor drainage
- Tree damage
How to Determine the Best Roof for Your Home
You will want to consider a few different factors when you are choosing your roof. Here are some of the things you may want to keep in mind:
- Installation needs
Keep in mind that most roofs are made of asphalt shingles, but you may also be interested in tiles or other materials. If you are considering an exotic color like green or red for your roof, you should probably speak to your homeowner’s association first.
Also, your shingles may have a warranty that lasts from 25 years and up. Talk to your service provider to find out how long your shingles are guaranteed for. Finally, you always want to make sure that you have a structural integrity inspection performed when you are getting a new roof.
Make Sure Your Attic is Properly Ventilated
Most roofs only last about 10 years because the attic is not properly ventilated. When your roof is not properly ventilated, the shingle warranty becomes void. Proper ventilation of your attic will allow fresh air to come in and allow hot and musty air to escape. When your attic breathes properly, the temperature is lower and it also allows the roof to cool faster and easier. Mold will be much less likely to grow because the attic will not be as humid.
Installing a new roof does not need to be a complicated or frustrating experience. When you work with a quality service provider to help with the installation process, then you can be much more confident that your roof will last for many years to come.