When your roofing is in rough shape and cannot be re-roofed, or there are already two layers on it, a complete tear off is required. This involves tearing the shingles and other layers down to the wood deck. In some cases, some of the wood decking may need to be replaced if it is broken or rotting. New felt paper and shingles are then added. This is labor-intensive and can take a few days.
When you need a new roof, you might be able to get away with re-roofing instead of a total replacement. The re-roofing process involves layering a new set of shingles over the existing shingles. This can only be done once, so if you already have two layers of shingles on top of your roof, then you will need a roof replacement. This process goes much smoother and faster because there is no tear off involved. Re-roofing is a cheaper option than a complete replacement.
Drip edge, a type of roof flashing metal, bends along the edge of the roof. It extends into the gutter about 1 inch, covering the space between the deck and fascia boards. This product not only makes your roof look complete, but it helps protect your home from insects and other unwanted wildlife guests. Drip edge also helps protect your home and roof under decking from water. It improves the water flow into the gutters to reduce excess moisture in your home and attic.
If you have a lot of squirrels around your home in the Mooresville, Salisbury, or Huntersville, NC areas, then you’ll want to make sure your drip edge is correctly in place. When the cooler weather comes along, squirrels and other wildlife may try to chew their way into your home to stay warm. However, with the drip edge in place, they will have a very difficult time trying to gain entry.
At Olde South Roof and Home, we offer roof repairs to ensure that no critters can enter your home. Contact us today for services in the Mooresville or Huntersville, NC areas.
Let our roof repair contractors help fix your roof in the Salisbury and Cornelius, NC area! After you request an estimate from us, we will schedule a time where it is convenient for you. We will stop by and determine the condition of the roof and provide you with an estimate. After the work is discussed and we are on the same page, we will set up a date to begin roofing work.
When our roofing contractors arrive, they will begin setting up in order to complete the job most conveniently. All materials will be ready for us, including a truck to help take away your old roof after tear off. During the tear off, if we notice any damaged wood, we will replace that and then install the new roof.
Once the roof is completed, we will clean up the ground surrounding your home, especially stray nails that may have fallen. Let our roof repair contractors help keep you dry! Contact us today!
At Olde South Roof and Home, we offer residential and commercial re-roofing services in the Mooresville, Salisbury, & Huntersville, Concord, NC areas. Re-roofing services are an appropriate choice for home and business owners that have a roof near the end of its lifespan and overall in decent shape. If there aren’t any signs of major water damage, missing shingles, or large amounts of mildew, then a simple re-roof can be completed.