Your Quick Guide to Roofing

In terms of the most exciting article topics to read about, I’d be the first to admit that “roofing” probably isn’t up there on that list.  Despite that, though, there’s a lot of important as well as interesting stuff that can be covered when it comes to them.  Besides that, though, they’re an integral part of the architecture for our homes.

Can you imagine how terrible it would be to have to go without a roof?  Honestly, it’s a prospect that I dread, especially after some of the accidents that have happened in my house in the past few years.  We had a tree crash in and nearly cave in our whole home.  It was pretty scary, to say the least.

I had to get the whole thing replaced, and to do so, I ended up using articles like this one to help out with that process.  You’d be surprised by how often you’ll have incidents like this one in Georgia, so if you’re not getting those yearly inspections yet, you might want to start.  Now – before you look into replacing your roof, there are some things that you’ll want to keep in mind.  That’s what I’ll be covering today.

Think about the Last Time it was Repaired

This is probably one of the first things that your contractor is going to ask you if you end up needing some work done on your roof (whether that’s a full replacement or just some small patches).  While it may not seem overly relevant, it’s actually pretty important for them to know.  You see, the age of shingles and tiles can influence how easy or difficult a job will turn out to be.

Most of them do have certain “lifespans” as well, between twenty to thirty years.  So, just bear that in mind when you’re calling in someone such as Peach Tree roofing restorations – they’ll need some of that background information if the job is to be done as optimally as possible.

Think About the Ventilation for Your Roof

The next thing you’ll want to consider is what ventilation you currently have installed in yours.  It might not seem like it’s super important, but this is how we can prevent the shingles or the pitch from getting moldy or otherwise compromised (especially when it’s super rainy out or very warm).  What are the ways that your architecture is helping to mitigate that?

Typically, this does involve checking out your attic if you have one.  You’ll want to look at whether or not you have a layer of insulation between the roof and the ceiling there and ensure that there are no gaps.  If you’re ever uncertain about where to look, you can talk to your contractor about it, and they can help out as well.

Consider the Future

I know this point seems kind of obvious, but what I mean here is that you should think about whether or not you ever have plans to sell your current property.  This can play a role in how you want to go about repairing or replacing your current roof, as you can read about here: https://people.umass.edu/mdawoud/blog/5-tips-for-choosing-the-right-roofing-contractor.html.  Certain design styles or choices might increase or decrease the overall value of the home.

Even if you don’t intend to sell for a long time, it’s important to acknowledge that we don’t always know what is coming down the line.  In those circumstances, I find it’s usually best to go with a classic design or style that probably won’t go out of fashion any time soon.  That way, it’s still aesthetically pleasing for you now, but it’s also still going to have the necessary curb appeal to appease any potential buyers in the future.

The last thing that I’ll mention is that for any projects like this, you’ll likely need to get a permit to build or start construction.  Ask your contractors if you’re not sure if that’s been sorted out.  Additionally, if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA (homeowner’s association), you should probably touch base with them as well.  That way, you can avoid any surprise fees or angry neighbors knocking at your door about the changes that you’ve made.