Roofing Vancouver WA | Flat roofers | Roofing Repairs
How do I find a good local roofer?
Select up to three roofing contractors to look at the job. If possible, obtain recommendations from family, friends, neighbours or a reputable trade association. Ask each of them to give advice on which materials they would suggest using.
How to Verify if Your Roofers Did a Good Job
- Your Roof Includes Drip Edge Flashing. …
- Your Roof Looks Even and Uniform in Appearance. …
- They Use A Quality Underlayment. …
- They Implement Effective Flashing Practices. …
- They Leave The Job Area As They Found It. …
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How much does it cost to replace shingles on a roof?
A replacement could be as low as $1,200 or as high as $30,000. With that said, on average, most roofing companies will charge somewhere between $3.50 and $5.50 per square foot, or $350 to $550 per square (100 square feet) to install or replace an asphalt shingle roof.
While a repair job can often be more convenient and somewhat more cost-efficient, placing new shingles over old ones is never a good idea. Whether repairing one section of roof, or a replacing a whole one, it’s always best to pull up the old shingles before putting down the new ones.
Is 3 layers of shingles too much?
House roofs should never exceed three layers of shingles. Adding additional layers without excavation can save homeowners up to $1,000 in labor. Therefore, layering has advantages. Building and city codes require roofers to limit shingle layers to two.
Slate, copper and tile roofs, which are on the upper end of the price spectrum, can last more than 50 years. Homeowners with wood shake roofs should expect them to last about 30 years, while fiber cement shingles last about 25 years and asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years, the NAHB found.
Roofing over an existing roof is also called reroofing or an overlay. It is the process where roofers install a new roof over your existing one, i.e. add a new layer of shingles, which means that there is no tearing off of the old roof.
- Repairing or replacing rafters.
- Adding breathable membrane.
- Working with a hip and valley roof.
- Lead flashing around a chimney.
- Replacing guttering, fascia and soffits.
- Adding to insulation cover.