5 FAQs about Roof Replacement

By Stacy Mellete

A residential roof replacement project can be daunting. Some homeowners wonder where to start and without knowing where to start, it’s impossible to plan your project properly.

To help demystify this home improvement project, we, at Affordable Roofing Systems, want to answer the frequently asked roofing questions we encounter:

       1. What Makes a Roofing System the Best?

There’s no straight answer to this. The perfect residential roof Tampa for homeowners in the Sunshine State may not necessarily be suitable for those living in Maine. It depends on your local climate, home’s architectural style, and, of course, your budget. Furthermore, we’ll need to inspect your home, understand your situation, and capture your vision to offer sound recommendations.

       2. How Much Is a New Roof?

Many factors affect the total cost of your residential roofing project in Tampa Bay. The material accounts for a large portion of your potential outlay, followed by labor and warranty should you wish to get stronger coverage. Moreover, your expense would go higher when structural adjustments are necessary to install your replacement roof.

       3. Is It Possible to Install a New Roof over an Existing One?

Any roofing contractor would say that installing one roof over another is always a possibility; however, it’s not always advisable. 

Forgoing the removal of your old roof may save time and expedite the re-roofing process, but it deprives us the chance to check the underlying decking. When the wood deck is damaged but untouched, premature failure is bound to happen. As a result, you might need to do everything again and double your expenditure.

     4. How Long Does It Take to Re-Roof?

At Affordable Roofing Systems, we can normally replace a residential roof in a day. But when the project requires more than 24 hours to complete, you can rest assured we’ll secure the exposed areas of your home against the elements overnight.

       5. Will a Roof Replacement Be Messy?

There’s no avoiding mess, but we can control it. Whether we’re working on asphalt shingle or metal roofing, we can protect your landscaping from the debris and keep the work area as clean as possible. Our roof installation process is virtually mess-free and puts a premium on proper disposal.

Do you have more questions about your roofing project in Tampa or St. Petersburg, FL? We are local roofing contractor Tampa. Call Affordable Roofing Systems today at (813) 542-8462 to talk about your concerns and get a free estimate.

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