Roof Replacement Rockford IL
Repair or replace? That’s the question that property holders frequently face when it comes to roofing issues. While repairs can extend the life of your roof, they’ll only take you so far. In the long run, your roof will need to be replaced. The challenge is recognizing when that is for your home. Waiting for an emergency to strike to invest in a roof replacement is a surefire way to overpay and surge your decisions.
There are many signs that indicate it is time for a roof replacement. Timely replacement of a declining roof is imperative to help minimize potential harm to the underlying deck boards. Routinely assessing your roof can help you analyze the health and age of your roof. Common signs it is time to supplant your roof include:
Age: While numerous roofing products on the market have a life expectancy of 30-50 years, there are other variables that can quicken the aging process. If your roof is 20-25 years old it is highly suggested that you have a professional review your roof to evaluate its structural integrity and decide when the roof will require replacement.
Bald or Spotty Looking Shingles: As an asphalt roof ages the protective granules wash off, leaving your shingles with a bare or spotty appearance. Usually a normal part of the aging process and a good indicator that it is time for a replacement.
Dark Stains: Airborne algae and microbes can cause dark streaks to appear on your roof. While it does not affect the structural integrity, it can be unattractive and is a sign that the roof is more seasoned in age. Dark stains can be treated with a 50:50 mix of bleach and water but should be done by a professional so as to not damage the roof.
Roof Replacement Rockford IL Process:
Roof replacement, Roofing Product Selections, Roof Assessment / Inspection: With a quick roof inspection by one of our team members we can help you assess your roof to determine whether or not your home is ready for a replacement.
Roofing Product Selection: Once it has been confirmed a new roof is needed, we schedule time with you in our showroom to discuss roofing product options, colors and cost.
Final Pricing & Scheduling: Final price estimates are prepared based on the needs of your home and selected roofing products, and then work with you to schedule your roof replacement. In most cases the owner is not required to be on site for our teams to complete the work.
Roof Removal: All elements of the old roof must be removed to ensure proper installation of the new roof. We make every effort to cover and protect your property and surrounding landscaping from debris. Once the old roof is completely removed, we thoroughly inspect all underlying deck boards and make any necessary repairs.
Installation of Sub-Roofing: Sub-roofing materials must be installed first to create a solid, impenetrable base for the new roof. Sub-roofing underlayments commonly include drip edges, ice and water shield material, and felt paper, but may vary based on the needs of the roofing product being installed.
Installation of the New Roofing Product: Once all underlayments have been set, we install the actual roofing material. We install all products according to manufacturer recommendations and work from the bottom up. Ridge vents, ridge caps, wall flashing and chimney flashing are installed as they are needed.
Site Clean Up, Final Inspection & Warranty: Upon completion the new roof is meticulously inspected to ensure all materials have been correctly installed. We also inspect the surrounding area to make sure no materials or debris are left behind. At this time we also issue the warranty associated with the specific product and craftsmanship.
We complete most roof replacement jobs on the same day, minimizing your home’s exposure to the elements. We do not leave a job site to go to another until our work is completed and your home is fully protected by the new roof. Customer satisfaction is important to us. We recognize the value and importance your roof plays in protecting your home and family, and reflect that understanding and care in our work.