Have you taken a look outside at your roof and seeing worn out tiles or even worse are you noticing leaks coming into your home? A total roof replacement in Bakersfield, Ca gets costly and especially if you’re coming out of pocket without a warranty.
Another option is to get your roof repaired or restored. This can help to extend your roof’s lifespan and not have a huge impact on your budget. These restorations usually last anywhere from 10 to 15 years depending on your environment. And did you know that restoring your roofing system can deliver tax benefits? On the other hand, replacing your roof may be calculated as a capital expense.
When deciding on whether to re-roof, repair or replace we always advise to consult with a professional contractor before going all in with a roofing investment.
Now if you are considering re-roofing your home your first going to want to look into roofing material. There are many manufacturers and suppliers out there and this is another reason to go through a certified contractor. They have relationships with these suppliers that can get you a better deal then a property owner can.
With that said, we will need to determine the type of material that will fit your needs. You have many options out there like fiberglass, clay shingles, wood shake shingles or if you have a commercial building there is metal.
Once you have the material it’s time to get dirty. In this step, you’re going to need to tear off the old layers of your roof and thoroughly inspect the wood underneath. What you’re are looking for here is any signs of dry rot or damage from previous water leaks. This is a very important step and if you don’t execute this properly can bring a big headache down the road.
Next, you will need to replace all of the roofing systems metal flashing. There is a lot of this around your roofing system so know what you’re looking for. When in doubt consult with a professional. You will also want to inspect your attics insulation levels and make sure it is up to code. In most cases, it will not be so you will need to add more to get you there.
In this next phase, you will need to apply the felt. This is a sticky and hot substance that helps to protect the shingles. If applied incorrectly you can be in big trouble and end up costing you an arm and a leg to get right. It’s best to get a professional to help with this step.
When you’re ready it’s time to lay the shingles. Get another hand to help you with this part of course and if you have a larger roof to cover you will most likely need a team of workers up there with you. Your shingles will come with instructions so do your best to follow them exactly how the manufacturer suggests.
As soon as your shingles are applied don’t forget to seal up the gaps by applying caps. Now if this sounds like too much work or has questions about the process feel free to call our office and schedule a free consultation (661) 679-6923 or swing by the office 3017 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308