Thinking of replacing your roof? Think you know everything about roof replacements? Think again! Before you go down the road of roof replacement, it’s important to know the difference between repairing your roof, replacing your roof, and re-roofing. And, of course, which option is best for your home.
Many homeowners don’t realize that they have more than two options when it comes to fixing a roof. Re-roofing is a great idea for those who want to fix their problematic roofs, but can’t afford a roof replacement. Re-roofing is simply the act of adding another layer of shingles onto the existing layer of shingles. Though this is a simple installation for a professional, it’s important to know the building codes and permit requirements for your area. Most states don’t allow more than two roof layers on a home. If you already have two layers, you won’t be able to re-roof.
Roof replacement is the act of replacing a roof in its entirety. Roof replacement are recommended when a roof is worn out, outdated, has visible wear and tear, has excessive moss or has water damage and leaks. While sometimes a roof is salvageable and can be repaired or patched up, this is not always the case. Sometimes the roof just needs to be replaced…especially if it’s 20 or more years old. While shingles and roofs were made to last a long time, roofs will not last forever. That is especially true if the home is located in an area that is prone to heavy winds and rain and hurricane and storm seasons. Weather extremes can wear out the shingles over time and makes the roof more prone to leaks.
Lastly, a homeowner should hire professionals to repair their roofs or patch-up damaged areas. Sometimes a roof can have very minimal water damage or small leaks and simply repairing the shingles can save the roof. There are times when a few shingles may fly off during a storm and repairing the roof is an option rather than re-roofing or a full roof replacement. Whichever option you choose, it’s important to call roofing professionals that can give you an assessment of your roof’s condition.
At A.J. Roofing & Construction, we’re happy to help the Fort Worth community with their roofing needs. Whether you need roof replacement, restoration, repairs, or re-roofing we’re here to assist homeowners in the Fort Worth area. With 35 years of collective experience, our team of professionally trained, certified roofing contractors are here to make your installation easy and to give you a gorgeous new look starting from the top!
Call us today at (972) 521-7149 or visit us in person at 3411 Preston Road, Frisco, Texas 75034. A.J. Roofing & Construction is the best choice when it comes to roof replacement in Fort Worth, call us today for a free roof inspection!