Investing in a new roof is a significant decision, and is not something that property owners can take lightly. Our Mansfield roof installation professionals provide the kind of assessments and financing options that people can trust, and the quality of workmanship on which they can depend.
The roof is one of the most important parts of a home. It protects everyone inside from the elements, keeps the home structurally sound, and adds to the overall aesthetic appeal of a property. However, over time, even the sturdiest of roofs will begin to show signs of wear and tear. Here are some telltale signs that it's time for a new roof.
The age of the roof is one of the most significant factors in determining whether or not it needs to be replaced. If a roof is approaching or exceeding its expected lifespan, it's probably time to start thinking about replacement.
Missing or broken shingles on the roof are sign that it’s starting to deteriorate. Over time, exposure to weather elements such as rain, wind and hail can cause shingles to crack or break off completely. This can lead to water damage inside a home if not repaired.
Sagging Roofline & Gutters
A sagging roofline or gutters is another clear indication that it's time for a new roof. These are caused by several factors including water damage, rotting wood beneath the shingles or poor initial installation. All of this serves to put additional pressure on the roof. When you see these, and other warning signs, it’s time to call in a Mansfield roof installation pro.
Interior Water Damage
Water damage inside a home is often an indicator that there may be an issue with the roof. Look out for water stains on ceilings and walls which could indicate a leaky roof.
Standing water in the attic after heavy rainfalls could also be a sign that it's time for a new roof. Water damage that is left untreated can lead to moss. Moss growth can lead to unhealthy air, and that can lead to health problems down the line.
Energy Bills Are Increasing
If there is an uptick in energy bills lately without any changes in usage habits within the house, then an old and inefficient roofing system could be the culprit behind these increased costs. As roofing systems age, they lose their effectiveness at insulating homes properly which leads to higher energy bills during peak heating/cooling seasons.
How Long Does It Take To Replace A Roof?
There are several factors that affect the length of a roof replacement. In general, we complete a roof replacement in one to five days. Here are some of the details that will affect your timeline:
Reasons to Replace Your Roof
A traditional roof is designed to last for at least 20 years, depending on the materials used for the original construction. Tile, slate, and copper roofs last up to 50 years, and metal roofs can last 40 to 70 years.
Given the lifetime of a roof, you may be wondering why you would ever need to replace the one on your home. Water damage is one of the most common reasons why homeowners in Mansfield contact the experts at All American Roof Pros for a roof replacement.
Moisture breaks down the lumber that is used for the structure of your roof, and it also provides mold with an ideal environment. Another reason why people choose to replace their roofs is to add value to the property.
Timeline for Your Roof Replacement
Scheduling an in-home evaluation is the best first step to take when you need to know how long it will take to replace your roof. To give you some perspective, a traditional company can replace a standard roof on a 3,000-square-foot home in about one day if no problems arise.
If you have a complex roof or extensive damage, the job may take up to five days. In order to get the job done as quickly as possible, we will need access to your home during the day. Consider how your family can adjust to normal routines while we complete the roof replacement.
Weather and Roof Replacement
Weather conditions are outside our control, but we do our best to put in as much time as possible each day. Rain, strong wind, high temperatures, freezing and snow may delay the work.
Some roofing companies will work in just about all weather conditions, but the roof won’t last as long as it should. If the weather changes after we start the job, we cover the roof with a tarp to protect your home from the elements.
Please understand that your heating and cooling system may not work as well if this happens during the summer or winter.
Access to the Property
Not only will our experts need to be on your property, but we will also place a large construction dumpster near the worksite. This is necessary so we have a place to dispose of the old roofing materials.
We also need to secure a perimeter around the dumpster, and your family will not have access to a good part of your yard. If we cannot put a dumpster next to your home due to landscaping and other factors, the job may take longer. In most cases, it only takes us several hours longer, but it is possible that we may need an extra day to replace your roof.
Other Factors That Affect How Long Roof Replacement Takes
We may also find other issues as we work on your roof, such as mold and rotting ceiling beams. These problems need to be corrected to make sure that your roof is safe. The repairs also help your roof last as long as possible. If we do find these types of problems, your roof replacement may take up to three weeks or longer.
Best Season for Replacing Your Roof
Not only is the weather best for roof replacement during the spring, but the days are also longer. We cannot work on replacing your roof when there is not enough sunlight.
During the spring, the days start to get longer, and the outdoor temperatures are comfortable for our professionals. If you schedule your roof replacement in the spring, it may take fewer days than other times of the year. Roof replacements in the fall and winter months will take longer because there isn’t as much daylight during the day.
How Long Does Faceted Roof Replacement Take?
Replacing a faceted roof is one of the more complex jobs that we perform for Mansfield homeowners. What we mean by a complex roof design is one that has a steep pitch, several angles, and multiple facets.
Working on a complex roof requires a greater level of safety for our professionals, so we may work at a slower and steadier pace. These types of roofs typically take about three days to replace with good weather conditions.
Why Does a Roof Replacement Take Time?
Many Mansfield homeowners confuse re-roofing and roof replacement. This is typically why they are surprised to find out the timeline for the roof replacement on their homes. Re-roofing is a process by which we replace only the shingles on your home.
A roof replacement, though, involves replacing all the parts of your roof, including the underlayment, shingles, flashing, decking, drip edge, fascia, and soffit. Before the work starts, we order all the materials for the job so we can get right to work on the day of your appointment.
Being short of materials is one of the main reasons why roof replacement jobs go over the timeline. Materials are sent directly to your home, so you’ll need to have a space to safely store them. We also order a construction dumpster to be set up on your property, preferably close to where we will do the work.
Next, we remove your existing roof, and the old materials are disposed of in the dumpster. We install the new roof, and clean up the work area, including having the construction dumpster removed from your property.
What If You Need a Roof Replacement Done Quickly?
When it comes to the roof of your Mansfield home, you want the job done right. You can find companies that will do the work quickly, but there will be problems down the road.
Not only will it take more time to fix the issues, but it will also cost you more money. If you are on a tight schedule, the professionals at All American Roof Pros work with you to find a solution so you can get the quality roof replacement that you deserve. We may be able to perform immediate repairs and schedule a full roof replacement at a more convenient time.
Tips for Saving Time on Your Roof Replacement
There are some ways that Mansfield homeowners can save time on their roof replacements without sacrificing quality. If you are experienced with DIY projects, you may be able to remove some of the roof on your own, such as the shingles.
Although this may not save days on the job, it could cut down the timeline by a few hours. We don’t recommend that homeowners remove more than the shingles. First, working on a roof requires a high level of safety. Second, if you aren’t familiar with roof replacements, you may damage the roof and end up adding more time to the project.
Roof Replacement Experts
If it’s time to replace your roof, call the professionals at All American Roof Pros to schedule an appointment. We explain the cost and timeline for the job. We also offer roof repair services for homeowners in Mansfield.
Are you ready to replace your roof? Don't hesitate to contact All American Roof Pros to learn how we can help today.
What should I look for in a roofer?Ask your neighbors for referrals for a roofer, or check your local social media for recommendations. A legitimate roofer won’t ask for the full payment up front, but rather after the job is completed to your satisfaction. Make sure that the roofing company is licensed, insured, and bonded.
How to choose the right contractor.
What is the best type of roof?There are a variety of different roof materials, and some of it comes down to preference. However, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material, as they’re cheap, durable, and easy to install. Asphalt shingles also come in several different shades to complement any color exterior.
What time of year is best to replace a roof?Fall is generally the best time to replace the roof. Winter snow, spring rain, and summer humidity can all affect the finished product. However, some geographic locations may have other “best times” for roof replacement.
What should I know before hiring a roofer?Verify that the business is licensed, and check how long they’ve been in business. Also, verify they have insurance and local certifications that may be valuable or necessary. You may want to inquire if they are experienced with the type of roofing you want as well
How many roofing quotes should I get?Try for 3-5 quotes. Outliers on the high side indicate a company may overcharge you, while quotes much lower than the rest may indicate a company that cuts corners. We keep our pricing competitive and believe our cost is well justified for the value we bring to the table.
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