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6 Things You Need to Know Before Installing a New Roof

Updated: Aug 9

Your roof might have started experiencing leaks or showing signs of disrepair. If so, you must consider installing a new roof. However, you should hire only a reliable roofing installation company for the job. But, there are several aspects to know about roof installation. Educating yourself about them will help you get the best possible deal.

Below, we have listed the top things you need to know before installing a new roof.

  1. Selecting the right material- Choosing the right roofing material is one of the most crucial roof installation steps. You must consider the lifespan, appearance, and price of each material. For instance, asphalt shingles are pretty economical but have a short lifespan for residential roofs. On the other hand, metal shingles last longer and are a better choice if you want to make a long-term investment. You must also check out new roof materials in the market. Study each option carefully and compare the pros and cons against each other. You can also hire a roofing expert who will check out your roof and suggest the best option for you.

  2. Choosing between layering on or peeling off- You must know whether you will lay the new roof over the existing one, or remove the existing shingles and then install new ones. However, you should never have more than two shingle layers on your roof to comply with the building code. Additionally, adding a new layer to the existing roof will result in more stress and pressure on your roof. Therefore, we suggest ‌that you peel off the old layer before installing the new roof.

  3. Roofing is noisy- Remember, roofing is a very loud process. Stripping the previous layer and installing a new one will create a lot of noise. Therefore, if you, your family members, or pets are sensitive to loud noises, it would be best for them to stay at some other place until the roofing gets complete. You should also inform your neighbors in advance about the same.

  4. State of your roof frame- Irrespective of whether you have experienced roof leaks in the past, you should inspect the plywood of your roof frame. If you spot broken, weak, or disintegrated sheathing, you must replace it.

  5. Contract- Before you start with the roofing, you must ask your roofing contractors for a contract and ensure that all the essential points and terms and conditions are mentioned in it. It must include information about the color, type of shingles, layering, stripping, flashing, etc. Ask all ‌relevant questions and clear all of your doubts and concerns before roof installation starts.

  6. Cleaning after new roof installation- During roof repair & installations, you will find hundreds of nails and other materials all over the place, which can put you or your family members at risk. They can also lead to flat tires on your lawnmower or vehicles. Therefore, after installing a new roof, your roofing contractor should not just pack up and leave. They must prioritize clean-up and leave your yard looking as good as new.

About Pinnacle Construction Group

You must know the above-mentioned things before installing a new roof. At Pinnacle Construction Group, we offer high-quality construction & roofing repair services in Houston. Our clients choose us for our experience and professionalism. For more information, contact us at (832) 356-3004, write to info@pcg-construction.com, or fill out our contact form.

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