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The Basics of a Residential Roof Replacement Project

Letting professionals handle your roof replacement project means putting the protection of your home into someone else’s hands. Understanding what a roof replacement entails, may help put your mind at ease. The following are some basics.

The Materials Used

You no doubt want the highest quality materials used for your home, but you may not know what those are. Speaking with your residential roofer about the options available can help you make that decision. Some materials commonly used for home roofs include asphalt composition shingles, metal roofing, wood shakes, and slate roofing. These materials come in different colors as well, so you can match a variety of exterior home features to your roof.

The Professionals Doing the Job

One thing you don’t want to do is trust the job to someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Contacting a professional residential roofer will ensure the job will be done correctly and last a long time. You want a company that does what they say they’ll do, as well as exceeding your expectations. Look for a roofing company with a great reputation that hires roofing professionals and ensures they are properly trained. With all these components pulled together, your roof will get done correctly.

The Cost of the Project

The cost of your residential roof replacement project will depend on the size of the job, the materials used, and the pitch of the roof. Speak with your roofer about the specifics of the job to truly understand what you’ll be expected to pay by the end. If the cost doesn’t work with your budget, you can work out a different arrangement beforehand to ensure you receive a nice roof within your price range.

Getting Started

Understanding a few basics of residential roof replacement can get you ready to face the project head on. Contact Andrews Roofing at 757-296-0553 to get your roof replacement scheduled.

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3 Reasons To Get a Roof Inspection in the Spring

Spring brings beautiful flowers, warm weather and potential problems with your roof. That last one is always a surprise, but this is the time of year when roofing issues become visible. In fact, there are three main reasons why you should get your roof inspected during springtime.

  1. Warmer Weather

One of the biggest reasons for inspecting your roof in spring is the warmer weather. Now that the winter weather is becoming less frequent, the sun plays a role in drying everything out. This makes it easy and safe to conduct a thorough inspection of all aspects of your roof, including shingles and gutters. While you could attempt this yourself, a roofing expert knows exactly what to look for and can spot any problems more accurately.

  1. Spot Damage

Now that the sun is shining, it’s easy to spot any damage that occurred during winter. A professional contractor can clear away any leaves or debris from the roof and gutters as part of general maintenance. Then, they can inspect the roof for water damage, cracks, missing or loose shingles and other signs of wear and tear that may have happened during winter. That way, you can fix the issues before they become worse.

  1. Schedule Repairs

Spring is the ideal time to schedule any maintenance or repairs before the weather changes again. If you do need to replace shingles or rotted wood, you can plan these repairs before summer, so any damage won’t affect your summer plans or energy bills. A professional contractor can help you figure out the necessary repairs and set up a timeline for fixing the issues.

Schedule a Roof Inspection Today

Now that winter is over, it’s time to do some home maintenance. The cold weather can be harsh on your roof, but a springtime inspection can fix any problems. If you’re ready to take care of your roof, contact Andrews Roofing today by calling 757-296-0553 to schedule a roof inspection or repairs.

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Top 3 Reasons to Have a Well-Ventilated Attic

Most people don’t pay attention to the ventilation in their attic. After all, you don’t live up there, so why does it matter how the air circulates? It only takes you a few seconds to drop things up there that you don’t plan to use for a long time. While it may be true that most people don’t spend much time in their attic except for storing or retrieving items, having a well-ventilated attic is actually quite important. Here are three reasons you should make sure that air is properly circulating in your attic.

Heat and Moisture

Everyone knows that their attic gets extremely hot during the summer. However, most people don’t know that some of the structural components that make up the attic are vulnerable to too much heat and moisture. Parts such as the roof deck, trusses and rafters can become warped when exposed to extreme heat for an extended period of time, which can lead to a weakened structure and eventually a collapsed roof if not addressed in time.

Mold and Mildew

Where there is heat and moisture, you can expect mold and mildew. This is true for anywhere in your home, but the attic is especially at risk for heavy growth because you don’t spend too much time up there. It’s possible that by the time you notice it, the mold and mildew infestation has gotten out of control and caused serious damage.

Damage to Insulation

It’s also possible for heat and moisture to get absorbed by the insulation in the attic and cause them to become damaged. If this happens, then your home’s energy efficiency can be thrown off which can lead to a significant increase in your monthly utility bill.

It’s clear that proper attic ventilation is more important than most people think. If you’re concerned about the air circulation in your attic or want to speak with a professional about a consultation, contact the experts at Andrews Roofing today by sending an email to ben@andrewsroofing.net or completing our contact form to get a free estimate for your next project.

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