If your roof is beyond repair, roof replacement is the best option you have. It could also be that you simply want a new roof to go with a major exterior renovation project that you are undertaking. Regardless of the reason why you are opting for roof replacement, it is essential to find an expert roofing specialist in New Jersey to help you with this important project.
What is Roof Replacement?
Roof replacement is the process by which the existing roof of a home or building is removed and replaced with a new one. Roofers will typically speak in terms of “squares” which refers to one hundred square feet. We use this term due to the many materials we work with and the fact that it doesn’t make sense to refer to smaller units. Shingles are sold in bundles and a single square is usually comprised of three or four of them.
A medium sized roof will typically take three to four days to be replaced. All the existing shingles will be removed and minor repairs will be made as needed. Deteriorating wood will need to be replaced with plywood. For buildings located in northern climates, ice protection will also need to be installed, which typically comes in the form of a barrier of materials which are synthetic and designed to prevent ice from backing up in the gutters.
When Do You Need Roof Replacement in New Jersey?
Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require roof replacement services include:
- Cracked shingles: If you notice that the shingles on your roof are cracked, missing or curled this is a sign that they’ve worn out and likely need to be replaced.
- Worn areas near roof openings: When a roof is deteriorating those within the building will notice heavy wear near openings such as vents, pipes, chimneys and similar spots. In some cases the repair can be confined to these areas, but in many cases the roof itself may need to be replaced.
- Exterior paint peeling: A poorly ventilated attic can result in high humidity or moisture which will grow by the roofline and which over time can result in paint peeling. If you notice this it could be a sign that the roof is in need of replacement or the gutter system is malfunctioning.
- Dark or dirty shingles: When shingles trap moisture this is a bad sign, and they will typically appear dirty or dark in color. Additionally, shingles which trap moisture may also be frequently wet.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Roof Replacement?
Affordable Home Services was established in 1947 and our business longevity results from our exceptional skills and dedication to our clients. We specialize in a variety of construction methods, and we carry a huge selection of roofing products which have been tested by us to withstand the temperature extremes inherent in New Jersey’s climate. We are GAF-certified which means you can be rest assured that when you hire us, you will get the absolute best in terms of service and support. We work closely with our clients to ensure you’re pleased with the finished results, so call us today at (973) 473-4830 or send an email to email@example.com to find out more.