When it comes to roofs, there are many things that come to mind. First of all is knowing whether the roof is in good shape or not. This might be an event required for when you are about to purchase a house, or when you already own one. Whatever is the case, something might be happening to your roof, and you want to know what you can do about it.
After determining these, there are three possible outcomes: the first one is the good one, which is knowing that your home’s roof is in good shape and you shouldn’t worry about it. The second one is the not-so-bad one, which is understanding that you might need to perform some maintenance to keep it in good shape. The third one is the bad one, and that is when repairs are needed.
There’s a fourth one which is rare and more often than not, involves a major renovation. Your roof may be too damaged to be repaired and you might as well change it completely. This last result is possible but very unlikely if you do regular roof check-ups.
Still, for all the last three occasions, we have an alternative: performing a roof over. This term might be new for some people, so I’ll briefly cover it up and talk about some things involving roof that you might want to know.
What a Roof Over Is
A roof over is something that is often done in roofs that have received damage from several sources. Be it the sun, physical contact with a foreign object, corrosion, age, among many other potential reasons.
It’s better done on surfaces that need a lot of repairs, and as the name roof over implicates, it’s about putting a new layer made out of a different, similar, or identical material of the previous layer.
So it is pretty much re-forging the old product with a new one to reinforce from damage and avoid all the problems related to a damaged roof. And although it’s not common, it’s a rather safe alternative if you want to repair your property while at the same time wanting to renovate it.
And on some occasions, it can be a rather aesthetic visual upgrade that can appeal and align with some styles depending on your house and your sense of aesthetics.
Pros and Cons
First of all, you’ll need to hire a professional company or contractor to do the job for you. Of course, you might be able to do it by yourself, but the amount of people capable of performing this job without being professionals is really low. You’ll need tools, training, experience, and knowledge to perform this job, so take that into consideration.
Of course, if you still want to do it, you should check this list of advice for people who want to engage in DIY roofing projects.
Another thing you should consider is the fact that depending on how well performed the job is, you might (or might not) decrease the total value of your house, which is very important for some people. The logic is simple: some people might not see it exciting to cover a damaged roof with a new one.
It is still a pretty good alternative for roofs that require a lot of repairs, since it might end up being much cheaper in these cases, and you also have the chance to come up with a new roofing design to change the looks of your house entirely.
Hiring a Contractor
Still, hiring a contractor is often a tedious process and depending on the company you decide to go with, the amount of money you spend might increase absurdly. That is why you should at least know the basics of how to hire a contractor.
Having the patience to compare multiple options by creating a list of alternatives for you to pick from, and narrow them down depending on your own personal needs. Based on that, you should as well make a list of your questions and ask for plans, and how they contract work.
If you are really new in the world of contractors, you should visit this guide over here https://www.wikihow.com/Hire-a-Contractor with the information necessary to make the adventure a little more bearable, without actually losing the joy of the experience.
Remember that the first big step you should take is to assess the situation. Depending on it, you might or might not need a roofing service. If you do need one, follow the guide provided previously, and make sure to check the reputation of the companies that catch your interest, either via online websites or phone calls!