How much of your home’s original roof disappears in a complete roof replacement? A roof is not as simple as most homeowners think; it is an integrated system of components, from the roof deck (those attic rafters) to the ridge vents. If you’ve wondered, “What is a complete roof replacement,” we have the answers.
A typical residential roof has nine layers, starting on the inside and working out:
Much like any other highly organized system — a car engine, a computer, a dishwasher — your roof can have parts replaced easily. A complete roof replacement might suggest some kind of giant crane, pulling off your whole roof in a single piece. That’s not how roofs work. Your local, helpful roofer will remove components piece by piece, and determine what needs to be replaced and what can remain.
If shingles are coming off your roof, expect also to see these elements replaced:
If signs of mold or rot are found in your sheathing, expect replacements here:
If your roofer discovers rotted fascia boards (the horizontal boards behind your gutters), anticipate recommendations for:
Do not dread your reliable, helpful roofer’s words, “You need a complete roof replacement.” Contact O’LYN Roofing today to see how we can make the process painless, pleasant, and perfect.