Roof Replacement Vs. Re-Roofing: How to Know What Is Best for Your Roof

Posted on January 22nd, 2021 by Applied Roofing Services

When your roof starts showing signs of damage, it can be difficult to determine whether roof replacement or re-roofing would be more appropriate. Read on to learn which option is best for you.

Roof Replacement Vs. Re-Roofing

What Does Roof Replacement Mean?

Roof replacement is entirely replacing your existing roof and can be done at any time. While re-roofing offers temporary respite, roof replacement is a long-term solution to fix your roofing issues.

When Should Roof Replacements  Be Done?

Roof replacement is your go-to option if:

  • You are having issues with your roof deck
  • Your roof and shingles are in poor condition

What Does Re-Roofing Mean?

Re-roofing is the process of layering new shingles over existing ones and can only be done once during your roof’s lifetime. Re-roofing should be done on your entire roof rather than on a small portion. Although less expensive than roof replacement, re-roofing is only a specific solution for certain circumstances.

When Can Re-roofing Be a Good Idea?

Re-roofing is a great option if your roof:

  • Is nearing the end of its lifespan but is still in good shape.
  • Has minor issues or leaks, but no soggy or missing shingles, major water damage, or extensive moss or mildew growth.

What Are the Benefits of Re-Roofing?

  • Offers additional protection without the need for major roof repairs.
  • Restores your roof’s look, thus improving your building’s curbside appeal and aesthetics.
  • Quick and easy process.
  • Costs less than roof replacement.

Also Read – How to Be Prepared for Commercial Roofing Issues This Winter

How Long Does a Re-Roof Last?

Re-roofing depends on the roofing material.

  • Copper, slate, and tile roofs can last more than 50 years
  • Wood shingle roofs can last up to 30 years
  • Fiber cement shingles can last for 25 years
  • Asphalt shingles or composition roofs can last for about 20 years

Is Re-Roofing Right for Your Roof?

Deciding whether to replace your roof or re-roof it depends on your roof’s age, condition, shape, and the extent of the damage. Re-roofing does not suit every roof as using this method on a seriously damaged roof would temporarily cover up the issues, but can lead to extensive damages in the future. On the other hand, roof replacement may cost more, but helps in the long run by fixing the issues instead of covering them up.

Schedule an appointment with a roof replacement company to evaluate your roof and determine the best available option. The professional roofing contractor will check your roof for any significant damages that need to be fixed immediately.

Are you looking for the best commercial roofing company in California for roof replacement services? Contact Applied Roofing Services today to get comprehensive commercial roofing solutions at an affordable cost. Call us today at 714-632-8418 or get a quote online.

Also Read – 6 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacement

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Can You Replace a Roof in the Winter? Winter Roof Installation Guide

Posted on January 13th, 2021 by Applied Roofing Services

Most building owners who require a new roof will want it to be done before the onset of cold weather. However, the primary benefit of replacing your roof during winter is that roofers are more available due to their busier schedules in the other seasons.

Can You Replace a Roof in the Winter

Thus, you can get a roof installed at a lower price during colder months when there is less work at hand. This way, you can fully receive the services of your desired contractors who will ensure that your roof performs well.

How Can You Replace a Roof in Winter?

If you work with an experienced roofing crew, replacing your roof in winter will be easier. Even though some roofing contractors might say that it’s never okay to replace a roof in winter, a professional contractor will know when a roof requires hand-sealing and ensure that the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed for the work.

What are The Benefits of Roofing in Cold Weather?

The main benefit of roofing in cold weather is that you may get a better deal on the cost of materials and labor. Winter is a slow time for the roof repair industry. Therefore, you can schedule your roof maintenance at a time that suits you.

Also Read – How to Be Prepared for Commercial Roofing Issues This Winter

Can You Install an Asphalt Shingle Roof During the Winter?

The best temperatures to install asphalt shingles are between 40 to 85 °F (4 and 26 °C). So if you plan to install roofing shingles in temperatures below the mentioned levels, your asphalt shingles may become brittle and more prone to breakage. To prevent this, store your materials in a warm place (above 50 °F or 10 °C) until you need them.

What about Winter Roof Maintenance?

Your roof may require maintenance even if you don’t intend to replace your entire roof. Roof shingles can easily break under the weight of your foot, so be careful while walking over them when it’s cold. The activity on your roof may also damage the sealant bond on the shingles, so be prepared to hand-seal shingles that are peeling away from your roof.

Hire a Reliable Contractor

Hiring a contractor during the winter months will save you time and money as they have fewer bookings and can give full time and attention to your home project. Make sure you hire someone with years of experience or get referrals from friends or co-workers who have had improvement work done. You can even check out the contractor’s reputation on credible online rating sites.

Also Read – All About Ice Dams and How to Prevent Them

Conclusion

Damaged roofs in winter can lead to several issues if not resolved quickly. Make sure to hire an experienced roofer to effectively replace or repair your roof with less trouble.

Are you looking for winter roofing maintenance? Contact Applied Roofing Services today for the best Commercial Roofing services in Orange County and Los Angeles. Give us a call today at 714-632-8418 to get a Quote Online.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Protecting the Exterior of Your Home During Roof Installation

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Applied Roofing Services

Major exterior upgrades, such as a new roof, enhance your home’s value. But unprofessional roofing installation can sometimes pose risks of damage to your outdoor property and gardens. You may have to endure problems including noisy atmosphere, a bunch of injured flower pots, damage to the shrubbery, trash, and perhaps a cluttered driveway with all heavy vehicles and supplies required for the job. The entire thing can be very disturbing, to say the least.

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Preventing Home Exterior Damage from Roof Installation and Repair

It’s essential for you to exercise extra care to protect the exterior of your home from any possible damage due to a roofing job. Here are some important guidance for protecting your home exterior during roof installation and repair.

  • Items hanging on or near the exterior portion of your home should be secured. Protect your at-risk items like patio furniture, potted plants, grills, and gardening tools with tarps and/or plywood, prior to starting roofing work.

  • You should relocate vehicles, falling within your home’s boundary to protect them from damage, and this includes vehicles parked in the driveway. Also, ensure to cover and protect valuables stored in your attic.

  • Prune back trees that are present close to the roof line, prior to beginning the roof installation process. This allows proper roof access to the roofing professionals and prevents damage to the fresh roof.

  • Mow down your grass to the minimum height possible to prevent the nails from getting concealed, after falling into the long grass and ensure to shut your automatic sprinkler systems down, a day or two prior to beginning your installation to minimize any possible damage.

  • Secure your flowerbeds or landscaping surrounding your home by screening them with tarps or plastic by protecting them from dust and trash. You should also move out any hanging plants during your roof installation.

  • Damage to your pools, spas, and any nearby expensive equipment from debris and nails can be prevented. Experts cover the pools using a tarp and the spas with polypropylene to ensure your property’s protection before starting roof job.

  • Hire a good roofing contractor to help you carry out your roofing work smoothly. Your roofing contractor will exercise everything possible for a smoother roof installation as cautiously as possible for your entire family.

These critical steps will help minimize damage to your home’s exterior during a roof installation project.


Also Read: 9 Roof Remodeling Tips to Know Before Starting Renovation

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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