More often than not, homeowners don't recognize a problem until the roof starts leaking or other serious damage has occurred. By getting a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks twice a year, issues can be discovered before the damage gets bad enough for costly repairs. Cracked, warped or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts are all signs that your roof could need replaced or at the least repaired. In the interior of your home, you can look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of a damaged roof.
2. My roof is leaking, does it need to be completely replaced?
If you have a leak in your roof, you don't necessarily need an entirely new roof. Leaks can result from loose flashings or when the section of the roof becomes damaged. As long as the rest of the shingles are still in tact and in good condition, you will only need to have the damaged section of the roof repaired or replaced.
3. How long will my new roof last?
Most roofing systems are designed to last 30 years. However, each roofing system is different. Some roof types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal systems, can last longer. The longevity of your roof also depends on a number of different factors including local climate and environmental conditions, proper installation, material quality and suitability and adequate roof maintenance. Talk to your Lake of the Ozarks roofer for information about specific warranties that are available to you.
4. Can a new roof be installed over my old roof?
While it may be cheaper, faster and require less labor, installing a new roof over your old one could cause issues down the road. We highly recommend stripping the old materials off completely, all the way down to the deck before installing the new ones. any defects, vulnerabilities and potential problems in the plywood deck or truss system will go unnoticed unless you completely remove the old materials.
The price of a new roofing system varies widely. The material type, the contractor doing the work, the location, labor rates and the time of the year can all affect the price of a new roofing system. To get a good idea of the price you're looking at, consider getting several different proposals from different roofing contractors. Many contractors offer free roofing estimates at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep in mind that price should not be your only concern when it comes to getting a new roof; be sure to base your decision on price, quality of materials and workmanship. Be sure to ask for references on quality of work from that particular contractor before making your decision.
6. What type of roofing material should I use?
Homeowners can choose from a variety of different roofing materials. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shake shingles, tile roofs, and metal roofs for both residential and commercial projects. We are dedicated to providing the best quality materials to our customers - which shows through our Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor and Weatherbond Preferred Contractor designations. Talk to your roofing contractor about your specific needs and wants to determine what roofing material would be best for you.
If you're considering a new roof or roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354. From new construction to repairs and complete re-roofs, we've got you covered. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service.
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