The process of roof repair and replacement garners some tough questions from both residential and commercial property owners. This Due to various instances that can occur during the installation of a roofing system, from attaching decking’s and shingles to water infiltration and mold growth, mishaps and challenges are almost unavoidable.
Certain roofing scenarios can be confusing to many people. To provide a little insight, Arrowhead Roofing addresses some unique roofing concerns below.
Q: If my current roof shingles are showing signs of wear and tear, can I install new shingles over the old ones to save time?
While installing new shingles directly over old, often curled ones is less expensive and does save time, it’s better in the long run not to do this. Overlaying shingles not only doubles the weight on your roof deck, it also creates a less than ideal situation. Roof shingles should be placed on a flat surface for security purposes. This task is best accomplished by the expert hands of trained roofing professionals.
Q: The roof flashing seems to be an accessory to more important roof features like vents and skylights. Should I be concerned if it’s worn out?
Roof flashing is responsible for removing water from critical areas of the roof. If you don’t have it or have faulty flashing, rain water can drip into the crevices between the wall and roof and leak into your home. If this happens, patches of mold can begin appearing on surfaces in the attic. Roof flashing may seem to be a minor detail, but you should definitely take care of it before more extensive damages can occur. If this happens, you’d better phone a trusted contractor who specializes in flat roof repair to ensure your home remains watertight.
Q: I recently noticed ice formations on the nail tips sticking through the sheathing. Should I do something about it or just wait for the frost tips to melt?
Frost on nail tips happens when moist air condenses on the steel, which can compromise your insulation and initiate mold growth. To solve this problem, you have to seal off any openings with the potential for air leaks, turn on exhaust fans when taking a bath or shower and ventilate your attic.
You can ensure stability and proper ventilation with Decra roofing, a stone-coated metal roofing alternative that can be the answer to your problems. Each roof tile comes with Decra vents to seamlessly match your roof. This specific type of roofing is unmatched in strength and designed to resist ice formation and withstand sharp-hitting hail.
If you need further assistance, Arrowhead Roofing is here to help you. We provide beautiful, durable metal roofing solutions to residential and commercial clients in Oklahoma.
Call us today at (918) 879-4470 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation.