Roofing Techniques Good Contractors Always Follow

By Stacy Mellete

Hiring a roofing contractor to handle all your repair or replacement needs is no small thing. Roof work, no matter how small, can be on the expensive side, so when you contact a contractor for a job, it only makes sense that you would want to get the most value from your investment.

When roofing companies take their time to give their customers the best value and excellent service, whether it’s for a simple repair or a full roof replacement, it’s the customers who ultimately win. Homeowners with a positive experience from a roofer often trust them again for repeat business.

Let our experts at Affordable Roofing Systems show you what you can expect from roofing services from a trustworthy roofer.

New Shingles on a New Roof Deck

It’s not uncommon for a roofing company to install new shingles on top of old ones. This is sometimes done on reroofing projects or when replacing individual shingles. However, for a full roof replacement, your contractor is responsible for removing the old roof before installing new shingles. In fact, a good indicator that you’re dealing with a trustworthy roofer is when they have a process for disposing of old roofing shingles in place.

Flashing and Other Accessories

During a roof replacement, all parts of the roof must be replaced. This includes the flashing strips that cover the joints and intersections of roof panels, as well as the areas where the roof meets other roofing structures. A good roofer will always use new flashing and will never reuse old ones.

Proper Ventilation and Insulation

One of the most common reasons homeowners call for roof repairs is inadequate ventilation and insulation of the attic and the roof. This leads to a build-up of humidity and moisture-related issues on the inside of the roofing structure itself. Your roofing contractor should always ensure that their new roof is installed with proper ventilation.

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