You may find that some roofing contractors may suggest that you just add a new and additional layer of shingles on top of your existing roof, or just try to patch up a certain and small section. But in most cases, this should not be done. Okay … let me say it clearly. Unless there’s a very specific reason for doing so, .. this should NOT be done, … ever.
By patching just a little section (or several little sections) of your roof or putting new shingles over old, could result, over time, in more damage and extensive repair costs to your roof. If you fail to properly protect your roof (and home), by NOT replacing the roofing shingles when they appear to be near their “end of life” expectancy or when they are no longer able to properly protect your roof and home from the rain, snow, heat, hail, etc., the cost of repairing and replacing your roof is likely to “go through the roof” (no pun intended).
If your roofing materials are failing to protect your home, the problems can including things such as soft spots or rotten wood (that can be occurring even if you don’t yet see it), as well as any number of other serious problems.
Just think about your shingles and the punishment they take on as they are exposed, every day, to the harsh temperatures and changes in our weather, as they attempt to protect you and your home. Imagine lying on your roof and basking in the sun, or the rain, or the snow, etc., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because that is exactly what your shingles are doing. It’s a pretty thankless job.
The work of replacing your roof is something that requires a tremendous amount of effort and experience. When J.A.M Building and Renovations has several teams of professional roofers. Our roofing professionals know what to look for as they take down your original roof, then they looking over the exposed wood (that typically lies beneath the shingles, the felt, etc.), next they evaluate the flashing materials and how everything looks .. BEFORE the replacement process of your roof even begins. It’s vital that the foundation of your roof is properly evaluated and ready to be worked on.
J.A.M Building and Renovations offers a free evaluation of your roof. We will climb up .. walk around, look for any potential soft spots as well as any other areas that indicate a concern. If your roof looks good, we should be able to additionally give you a rough estimate as to how many years you might be able to go before you need to have it checked out again. Think of it like this. Just like your own health, your roof should also get a physical (checkout) approximately every 8 to 10 years or so. But the good news is, J.A.M Building and Renovations will provide you with a full review and report as to the condition of your roof for FREE.