IMPORTANCE OF ROOF REPAIR
All roofs are vulnerable to problems that can lead to leaks. Extreme weather such as tornadoes, hail, snow, seasonal freezes and downed trees can damage your roof. By the time you start noticing ceiling stains and water damage inside of your property, the damage will have already occurred.
Water leakage compromises the structure of buildings, and it can even destroy equipment within your home. This is why you need professionals to repair your roof the right way.
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The roof is one of the most important parts of a building. When it deteriorates over time or ends up damaged, the result can be serious damage to the interior structures of the building. Your roof, soffits, gutter system and related parts of the building should be regularly inspected and maintained. If a problem is found, the roof should be repaired as soon as possible.
The best time to do such inspections is typically spring and summer.
Warm, dry weather is the best time for construction or building repair to occur. Some processes simply don’t set up well if they stay wet or get too cold. This is why spring and summer are the busy seasons for our industry.
When it is too humid, too rainy, or too cold, this can interfere with important chemical processes involved in proper paint drying, concrete hardening, adhesive attaching and so forth. Although there are some products and processes that can adjust to extreme temperatures or excess moisture, it is simply easier and more reliable to tackle your roofing projects during warm weather.
But don’t hesitate to call us in the off-season if you find yourself in an emergency — if anything, we’ll need to reschedule due to inclement weather.
SIGNS YOU NEED A ROOF REPAIR
When it comes to roof repair, there are some signs that are difficult to spot without a trained eye. Helping you find those hidden problems is exactly why we offer free roof inspections. However, some signs are relatively easy to spot, even if you aren’t a professional roofer. Here are some of the most common ones.
1. Cracked, curled, cupped, or missing shingles
One of the signs that your roof is in need of repair is shingle damage. Whether entire sections of shingles are missing or damaged, or you’re starting to see cupping (shingles lifting up in the middle) or curling (shingles lifting in the corners), water damage isn’t far off.
2. Leaks in your attic
If you look up through your attic and you can see light shining through your roof, you can bet that water can get through as well. Seek roof repair or a full replacement right way.
3. Granules from asphalt shingles in the gutter
When asphalt shingles start to wear out, granules fall off and often collect in your gutters. If you notice this, it may be time to get a roof inspection and a professional opinion.
4. Higher energy bills
This one is a little more difficult to detect since there are so many factors (usage, company raising rates, etc.). But if you’re starting to see an increase in your electricity bill, poor ventilation could be the cause.
Replacing a roof as a DIY project is possible, but not recommended. Choose our roofing contractors at Rushing Roofing to tackle any new roof construction you might need for your residential or commercial building in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Call us today for more information.
AVERAGE ROOF CONSTRUCTION PRICING
Without experience and the right tools, it is likely for mistakes to occur that reduce the lifespan of the roof and endanger the integrity of the home. Standard roofs measure in size from 2,200 to 3,400 square feet, and homeowners can pay anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000 for roof shingles. Professionals charge between $10,000 and $15,000, with architectural asphalt shingles costing more. The installation fees for asphalt shingles are between $175 and $400 for each square.
On average, roofers charge by the square, which is a 10-by-10 foot patch of the roof. Average residential roofs require between 22 and 34 squares. There is also a charge for removing the old roof, and typical fees run between $100 and $150 per square. Double and triple roofs cost more to remove, as well as extremely high or steep roofs. Flashing, trim, gutters and vent covers carry additional charges, too, with costs for shingling over an existing roof costing less. Keep this in mind, though, that shingling over an existing roof omits repairs to a damaged roof deck. Roofers like to apply newer synthetic membranes to offer better protection against ice and rain damage. The new membrane is not part of the process when shingling over an existing roof. Metal roofs cost between $500 and $1800 per square. The most common selection by homeowners is corrosion-resistant metal that costs between $700 and $1,000 per square. Natural slate tile ranges from $800 to $1,600 per square.
The final cost of a slate roof is often more than $4,000 for high-end slate and an intricate installation pattern. Ready-made clay tiles cost between $600 to $800 for an average-sized home. Custom-made premium grade clay tiles can sometimes cost up to $4,000 per square.
THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING A NEW ROOF
Understanding the roofing process can help you ask the right questions and follow along when it comes time to choose the right roofing company. Here’s the general process that a roofing contractor will go through when installing a new roof.
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1. Remove and dispose of all the existing shingles or other roofing materials
2. Repair the wood underneath if necessary
3. Put down a layer of asphalt roofing paper
4. Install new valley flashing in needed areas
5. Put on the new tab shingles
6. Apply flashing in areas that are susceptible to leaks (skylights, stack vents, etc.)
7. Install the ridge vent along the peak of the roof
8. Do final clean up
At Rushing Roofing, we believe caring for a home goes beyond just your standard roofing service. If you have need of any of our other additional services, we’d love to help you out.