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Whether you want a new roof installation to incorporate fun new modern architectural trends or implement eco-friendly advancements. Perhaps you hope to replace your roofing from natural wear due to old age or you have heavy damages from inclement weather. The reasons for roofing replacements are numerous! In this day and age, there have been many improvements in roofing styles, materials, functionality, and construction. It all depends on your preferences on materials, costs and functional requirements. Americana Remodeling LLC is ready to work with you on your next roof replacement project! We have several methods of roof installation that will be sure to satisfy your expectations of quality techniques! Here you’ll find some basic information regarding how to know if you need a new roof based on damage or old age as well as comparisons of different roofing materials.
How to Tell if You Need a New Roof
If you take time to go into your attic, you’ll be able to gauge damages as follows. If you’re noticing water stains on your ceilings or leaks than there may be several areas of improper roofing. In some cases, if water damage is large enough, your roof could potentially sag. A visible tell-tale sign of roofing damages is when certain areas of your roof are sagging. This indicates structural issues either from excessive pressure or extensive water damages to the wood that make up the framing of your home. Dark spots or trails are usually caused by mold that has developed from excessive moisture, moisture, in turn, could create further issues such as sagging and wood rot. If you’re seeing light coming into your roof then this should be addressed immediately as punctures or tunnels can be large enough for water damages in the internal fixtures of your home.
There are also signs that can be seen on the outside of your roof. Major damages can include holes, tears, warping, bald areas, hail damages or fire are all major damages in where at the very least parts or sections of your roof require roof replacement. Damaged shingles consist of large scale curling, tears or lost granules caused from old age. These damages are open to moisture problems as well as shedding granules into your gutter. Moisture problem can cause mold and rot to form over large patches on your roof. Damages on shingles, for example, would prevent water from running down the roof properly and would just sit or leave through any holes or cracks in your roof. Over time, areas along your roof are susceptible to wear in areas around vents and chimneys. If your downspouts and gutters are clogged, chances are that your roof is in danger of uneven water run-off and can aggravate your roof with water damages.
Types of Roofing Material
Metal panels, tiles, and shingles can be a very pricey option but come in a variety of sub-categories that range in benefits and styles. Metal roofing has long term benefits and can last upwards of 50 years! Energy costs of your home would lower due to the cooling nature of metal roofs. Asphalt composition shingles are the most popular roofing material out there due to the benefits of them being cheap and easy to get. They’re easy to repair if there need to be fixtures and usually come with 20-30 year warranties. Wood shingles and shakes are pricey but attractive in style, however, they are not particularly resistant to fire. A slate composition is a high-end roofing option that is expensive and heavy so the structure must logistically be able to support the weight. Doesn’t burn and can last for decades. Concrete tiles consist of cement, sand, and water. They are water locked, long lasting and fire resistant. Due to their heavy weight, it is recommended they must be chosen for structures that can realistically support the weight. Finally, clay tiles are long lasting and fire resistant, also heavy so structures must support their weight.
Roofing Costs of Materials
Several factors can affect the overall price of roofing materials which are usually bundled per square foot. In general, these materials can be grouped into three separate price points: low-cost (like asphalt or composite shingles;) medium-cost (like steel & aluminum metal roofing, synthetic/faux slate, basic clay tiles, standard weight concrete tiles or wood shakes;) high-cost (like authentic/natural slate, upgraded clay tiles or lightweight concrete tiles.) If you are in need of a home roof replacement, there are several options available to you! We specialize in asphalt shingles as well as tile roofs with special installation methods that can match your style preferences. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to go over several options with you so you are well guided and presented with all the services we offer! For your next roof replacement, you can rely on Americana Remodeling LLC for top-notch performance!
For your roof repair and replacement needs contact (210) 305-4257 with Americana Remodeling LLC in San Antonio, TX! We are proud to offer free estimate quotes for your home!