Roof Replacement Sydney - Some Things To Consider When Having A New Roof Put On Your Home
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Roof Replacement Sydney - Some Things To Consider When Having A New Roof Put On Your Home

There are many things to consider before having a new roof put on your home. By taking into account a number of factors and taking time to decide what kind of new shingles you want on your home in advance, you can get the roof that you really want when you have a new roof put on your home.

Our roofing experts are sharing several things to consider when having a new roof put on your home!

The Total Square Footage

One of the things to consider when having a roof replacement done is the total square footage. Many roofing contractors charge by the square foot so more square feet of roof being replaced generally means a higher cost. Find out how many square feet your roof is and also how many layers of shingles the old rood is.

Remember that the total square footage is key so have it measured and ask the roofing contractor what their particular price is for a tear off and roof replacement per square foot.

The Tear Off

When having a roof replaced, there will usually be a tear off before your new roof is put on. Unless you specifically want a re-roof, where the roofing contractor simply puts a new roof over your old roof, roofing contractors will generally do a tear off.

Depending on how many layers your roof is and what type of shingles your old roof consisted of, the tear off can be very fast or take a while. Find out how many layers your old roof is and what types of shingles were on the roof. Tear offs with several layers of roofing shingles generally take longer and cost more so consider this when factoring the tear off cost into the total price of the new roof.

Also, it's important to consider that different types of shingles such as slate and cedar wood shingles, also known as wood shake in the roofing business, are different when it comes to tearing them off. These types of shingles can take longer to tear off, however slate sometimes comes off very easily.

Decide Whether You Want Ice Guard, Felt Or Both

Deciding whether you want ice guard, felt a combination of ice guard and felt on your new roof is key. Even if you're in a very warm climate, ice guard provides extra protection for your new roof underneath your new shingles and can prevent leaking and damage to the plywood that's underneath your roofing shingles.

Decide On the Type And Color Of Shingles You Want

Decide on the type of shingles and the color of the roofing shingles that you want. It's not everyday or every year that you have a new roof put on your home, so take some time to choose the type of shingles the color of the shingles that you truly want on your home. 

Find out about the warranties and the guarantees offered by the company that manufactures the particular shingles that you're considering. Generally, different companies have different warranties and guarantees, so call and ask if you want to know more about a particular manufacturers warranties and guarantees on their roofing shingles.

Roofing shingles that are of lighter color such as silver, light gray and white will generally keep your house cooler by reflecting the sunlight and the heat from your house. While some people do not think that the light color is significant for keeping your house cool, it surely is and people with lighter colored roofing shingles know this well. 

Decide on the color that you really want and, when you're ready, have the contractor order the materials so that they can get started tearing off your old roof and putting your new roof on your home!

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