Roofing systems serve as the first line of defense that protects homes against the weather and the elements. Despite their importance, not a lot of homeowners know much about them, resulting in questions. We answer some of the most commonly asked ones below:
Q: “Do I Repair or Replace My Roof?”
Many homeowners think that a leaking roof needs to be replaced. However, unless the roof in question is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, this is not always required. This particular issue can be fixed by having the roof inspected and repairing missing, cracked, buckled or curling shingles. An old roof with multiple issues aside from leaks should be replaced as soon as possible.
Q: “Can I Repair the Roof Myself?”
A lot of homeowners repair their roofs on their own thinking they’re saving on expenses. However, there have been many instances where they end up spending more. Even if the roofing job seems simpler than a major roof replacement, roof repairs can also be complex. You’re more likely to end up committing a mistake that will cost you more in the long run, which is why it’s always a great idea to hand over the repair work to roofing professionals.
Q: “Should I Remove the Old Roofing before Installing a New One?”
It is possible to perform an overlay in which the new roof can be installed over the existing one. However, this may be setting you up for problems in the future. Roofing pros recommend removing the old, damaged roofing material before installing the replacement roof. This process allows them to check for any preexisting issues, such as rot or moisture on the roof decking.
Ritco Group, Inc. is the leading contractor for your construction needs. We are committed to offering top-notch roofing and new construction services. Big or small, each project you undertake is an investment so we’re here to guarantee you get the most out of it. Get in touch with us today at (931) 381-0175 or (931) 215-9850. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve residents of Brentwood, Franklin and Columbia, TN.