How the Stuff on Your Roof Affects a Roof Replacement. Are you thinking of replacing your roof? If so, one of the first things your roofer will check is how much stuff there’s on your roof.
That will determine how much easy or tricky will be the job. If you have a smooth, sloping hip roof, for example, replacing it will be easy. But, having chimneys, skylights, dormers, vents, and turrets up there will make things more complicated.
Every shape or feature in your roof generates points vulnerable to water penetration. Besides, each shape creates an angle that deviates from the roof’s flat surface and can restrict airflow. So, these features also cause poor ventilation and early aging of your shingles.
Therefore, let’s see how your roofing contractor can deal with your roof’s specific waterproofing and ventilation needs.
Many homes have at least one chimney and they require extra attention during a roof replacement.
According to CertainTeed Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager Jeff Frantz:
“These roofs require special set-up for installing a new roof, including atypical scaffolding and unique shingle application.”
These features are challenging. Roofers must evaluate the cuts and applications for every feature to keep the shingles lying flat on the curves. In this sense, CertainTeed advises cutting the shingles into trapezoidal shapes and tapering them to a narrower width as they near the top of the cone. Besides, it is necessary to set a metal cap at the top of the cone employing roofing cement.
Special roofing construction features can significantly affect a roof replacement. But the Roof Crafters team of experts is ready to help you with your roof replacement, no matter how many objects are up there!
We’re the roofers you can trust for peace of mind.
Call Roof Crafters at 985-241-8045 or contact us online to get a price. Also, you can schedule a free, in-home consultation or find answers to any home roofing questions.