Roof replacement is a significant undertaking for any homeowner. It demands a good amount of time and money, so it’s critical to prepare properly. During your consultation with your roofer, make sure to ask about these five things to ensure you’re covering all your bases.
Roof ventilation is essential in regulating the temperature in your attic, especially during the summer and winter when temperatures are most extreme. During winter, proper ventilation minimizes the risk of moisture accumulation, which prevents a host of roofing issues and helps maximize the service life of the system.
Chimney caps are often overlooked during roof replacement. However, since they are generally inexpensive, you might want to consider installing an airtight chimney cap. This will help prevent heat from escaping your home and will also keep rain, snow or sleet from getting inside your home.
Eave flashing is a thin weatherproofing material that prevents moisture from reaching the shingles. It can also be quite helpful in preventing the formation of ice dams.
When getting a roof estimate, don’t forget to ask about gutters as well. Assess the condition of your existing gutter system. If your gutters are misaligned or damaged in any way, they may not work well with your new roofing system. In that case, replacing your gutters is your best bet.
With the wide selection of energy-efficient roofing products available today, finding a roof that provides excellent energy efficiency and also complements the other components of your home’s exterior shouldn’t be difficult.
Gresham Roofing and Construction is a family-owned roofing contractor with over 50 years of experience. We provide a wide range of services and ensure top-notch workmanship on every project we handle. Call us at (503) 492-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.