The roof of your home can account for as much as 40% of the visible exterior. In light of its high visibility and today’s lifetime roofing options, you’ll want to take your time selecting a roofing material for your home. You’ll likely want to consider the materials durability, aesthetics, affordability, and future maintenance.
Ridgecon typically installs asphalt shingles. This traditional material is easy to find, easy to maintain and comes in an ever expanding variety of styles and colors. And, let’s not forget, asphalt shingles offer homeowners a value that no other high end roofing material can compete with.
RE-ROOF or TEAR-OFF?
In the interest of saving time and money, some homeowners are curious about the possibility of re-roofing over the old shingles, instead of removing them. While re-roofing over a single layer of shingles is acceptable, it is never Ridgecon’s professional recommendation. The likelihood of previous issues, like leaks from wind driven rains, showing up again are much higher. And some experts contend that double layers of shingles can hold heat and moisture, increasing cooling costs and shortening their lifespan.
Tearing off the old roof allows us to thoroughly inspect your existing roof decking, make needed repairs to it’s surface and then start fresh installing the most up to date roofing materials on your home. That includes leading-edge vapor barriers, waterproof underlayments for trouble potential spots and any one of a staggering variety of shingle styles and colors, many of which include lifetime warranties.
Your Ridgecon Home Pro will help you determine best products and approach for your home.
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