When interviewing a roofer about a project, it is natural to be more curious about the cost and the schedule and less about the job itself. After all, not having to worry about the nitty-gritty of it is precisely the reason why you want to hire professionals.
However, there is a lot of merit in understanding the nature of your roof’s problem and how your contractor intends to permanently fix it. This way, you will be able to debunk any misconception you may have, sense a possible scam and make an informed decision.
Today, JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches hopes to answer the most pressing questions property owners have about roof repair and replacement projects.
How Hard Is It to Find the Source of a Leak?
Roof appearances can be deceptive. There is a myriad of reasons a roof could leak and many of them are not apparent to someone without a trained eye.
Furthermore, spotting a leak is one thing and detecting its origin is another. The process can be complicated, so a thorough inspection is necessary.
Should Hail Affect All Roofs in One Neighborhood the Same?
Hail can damage two roofs in a single location differently. Honest roofers will attest that the precipitation is not the only determinant of roof damage. The roofing system’s design, materials, and age are also important considerations.
Could a New Shingle Layer Be Installed Over Another?
It is an option, especially the local building code does not explicitly disallow it. But this strategy does not make sense and is not advisable most of the time. Chances are that new shingles can’t be installed properly and are more likely to deteriorate quickly.
Does the Material Underneath the Shingles Need to Be Replaced?
Changing the sheathing is not always part of a roof replacement project. If it is not broken, it does not have to be fixed. But there is no telling whether new decking boards are needed until the layers of roofing materials are removed and the existing ones are evaluated for water damage.
Ask JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches everything you want to know about your roofing project. Call (561) 578-4208 to schedule your appointment with us at your earliest convenience and receive a free estimate.