Roof Replacement Vancouver WA
For many homeowners, the roof is taken for granted. As the first line of defense, roofing offers protection from Pacific Northwest rain, wind, snow, freezing temperatures, and the sun. If we notice moss or algae, we should get it removed. We need to repair missing or damaged shingles.
Unfortunately, damage under the shingles isn’t as easy to spot. Age, unaddressed leaks, and other factors can all lead to a damaged or failing roof. If water is beginning to leak through the ceiling or down the walls, it may be too late for spot roof repairs.
Even if your roof is in generally good shape, you may still want to replace the roof as part of a whole-home remodel. Along with a new coat of paint, a roof replacement can dramatically change the look of your home. Homeowners can really improve the curb appeal of their homes and even increase the resale of the house.
If it is time to replace your roof, Warner Roofing and Construction services include re-roofing or a complete tear-off. There are advantages to each, but also drawbacks. While roof replacement costs are usually the first – and only – deciding point for many, it’s also important to consider the durability of roofing products as well as looks.
As experienced Vancouver roofing contractors, we take it upon ourselves to look at the entire roof. This way we can give you a true, transparent assessment of what has to be done. Nobody likes surprises when it comes to a new roof, especially when they pop up halfway through a job.
Re-Roofing and Roof Replacement Services
If it’s time to replace your old composition shingle roof, you might be considering whether to have new shingles installed right over your existing roof. This is known as a re-roof and can be quite a bit cheaper than replacing the entire roof.
However, a re-roof may not be a viable option. For example, if your roof already has multiple layers, curled shingles creating an uneven surface, or if any rot or mold exists, a re-roof could be a mistake and the result would only be, at best, a temporary boost in curb appeal. When it comes to replacing, the average costs increase because there’s double the amount of material to remove.
Before any re-roofing project, Warner Roofing and Construction will perform a full roof inspection. If the decking, underlayment, and roofing materials are in relatively good shape, a re-roof is a possibility. Just be aware that when it comes time for a complete tear-off, removing two or three layers of shingles will cost that much more.
If there is any damage to the roof components, we don’t recommend a re-roof. The damage needs to be taken care of, not just covered up with another layer of shingles. It’s also more difficult to find where leaks are happening if more than one layer of roofing is present.
Other issues to be aware of are shorter warranties, overall appearance can be affected, and a build-up of heat between layers can lead to even more damage. Yes, it’s cheaper to re-roof a home, but only for the short term. Multiple layers may also raise red flags for potential home buyers down the road.
Roofing Costs for Replacements
There’s a lot to consider when replacing your roof. The square footage of the home, how much water damage there is from the existing roof, and the type of roofing material will all play a part in the final price of the roofing installation. Here’s a quick comparison of the different types of roofing materials:
Asphalt Roofing/3-Tab Shingles: Very popular in the past because they were inexpensive and easy to install, asphalt shingle roofs lasted for a few decades. But with better materials and competitive prices now available, these shingles are rarely if ever used on new roofs.
Composite Architectural Shingles: Thicker and more durable than asphalt, architectural shingles can last for 30 years, come in a range of colors, and feature a few different designs. Still less expensive than other materials on this list, it’s becoming the most widely used type of roofing material.
Wood Shake Shingles: From riverside cabins to mountain chalets, nothing can compare to the distinctive look of cedar shake shingles. But they need a lot of maintenance, are more difficult to install than other materials, and need more repair if not properly taken care of.
Metal Roofing: Along with slate tiles, metal roofing is the most costly of materials per square foot. However, those upfront costs save you money in the long run as metal roofing can last for a century when installed correctly. They also come in hundreds of colors and are the lightest material on the market.
Slate Tile Roofing: A cool, elegant choice for roofing material. Although slate is one of the longest-lasting materials, it can be damaged during installation if not handled correctly. It’s also one of the heavier materials and may require extra support.
Other materials aren’t as common on residential homes, such as clay tiles or flat roofing material such as EPDM rubber membrane roofing for flat roofs or clay tiles for those homes with a Mediterranean look. Flat roofs are easier to work on because there’s no slope to deal with but the membrane needs to be replaced more often clay tiles are similar to slate when it comes to durability and weight.
Advantages of a Tear-off and Replacement
The only way to truly have peace of mind in your roof is to start over with a complete tear-off. This allows Warner Roofing and Construction to inspect the structure completely. We will replace any damaged sections and remove all dry rot. Just like your home, a high-quality foundation is important with a roof.
Once the structure is secured, a quality roof needs quality decking. This provides stability for all types of roofing, from 30-year asphalt shingles, 50-year composite slate, or even longer-lasting metal roofing. Once the decking is in place, a layer of underlayment is installed as another level of protection for your home.
Then comes the fun part – deciding which roofing material, design, and color to cover your house with. Warner Roofing and Construction uses only the highest-quality roofing materials on the market, including products from CertainTeed and IKO. We’ll also replace flashing around chimneys, roof vents, skylights, and solar tubes.
With Warner Roofing and Construction, you’ll be working with a roofing company with more than 28 years of experience in the industry. We’ve worked with several types of roofing, offer quality work, and are licensed, bonded, and insured.
Whether you need a new roof for your home or business, you can expect the same professional service. Find out about our 10-year workmanship warranty on a new roof! Contact us today to discuss your options, or schedule a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!