Unfortunately, despite the necessity and the obtuse obviousness, roofs are among the most neglected element of homes. Moe often than not, they are not given a second thought unless they start to leak. There is quite a bit of myths that we at Nickerson Roofing would like to bust when it comes to your roof and the common misconceptions.
Are Roof Gutters Really Necessary?
Gutters are often thought of nothing more than accessory to adorn the roof, but the truth is, gutters are just as important as the roof itself. To properly divert water from the roof gutters are a finishing touch that is essential. Being commonly included in a new roof installation, along with the down spout, the gutters help prevent the exterior walls from over saturation. To make certain they are all efficiently removed, it is important you frequently check for signs of damage as well as leaves, sticks, dirt, mud, moisture, and wildlife nests among the other debris.
Is it Good to Shingle Over Existing Shingles?
For a number of reasons, removing the old shingles is vital, despite building code suggests otherwise. You can frequently find hidden damage to the roof when exposing the raw roof after clearing the old shingles off. You can restore the roof after removing the shingles should you discover deterioration, inadequate ventilation, leaks, wood rot, or even mold. Before installing new shingles, always take the time remove the old ones.
Should Attic Insulation Touch the Roof?
Homes can have too much attic insulation! The attic insulation is looked at by most homeowners to conserve energy and enhance the performance of the roof. When looking into this aspect it is important that you know that too much insulation can be just as detrimental as not enough. In addition to contributing to moisture containment, over insulating can obstruct ventilation openings at the soffits and eave among the other varied problems. However, due to confined moisture, the sheathing found in the interior of attics can warp, rot, and even lead to a mold outbreak. If you are not certain about the specifics, contact a professional for guidance.
Are there Different Grades of Asphalt Roofing Shingles?
There are several options when it comes to roofing materials. According to the climate conditions and other problems in the area, you can consider the shingle designed and they can be pre-treated. In accordance with your preferences and needs, there are material options, designs, pretreatments, and so much.
Does Flashing Only Need Replacement when Roof is Replaced?
Being commonly manufactured from metal material, the flashing is installed on rooftops the pipes, chimneys, vents and other rooftop openings. The longevity can fall short within a few months of installation, under a combination of circumstances, however. As a part of your routine maintenance, the flashing should be inspected every 6 months. Look for any shingles in contact with the flashing, check for dried-out caulk or sealant, and flawed or damaged flashing segments. Call a professional for assistance in the event that these are discovered.