What You Should Know About Asphalt Roof Replacement?

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What You Should Know About Asphalt Roof Replacement?

For a homeowner, asphalt shingles give you the best of both worlds: affordability and durability. These shingles are resistant to moisture, and their natural composition makes them almost impervious to fire. As a result, many homeowners see asphalt shingle roofs lasting for up to 25 years — and sometimes even longer! Still, these roofs eventually wear down from exposure to the elements and other adverse conditions, necessitating an asphalt roof replacement.

What Is An Asphalt Roof Replacement?

An asphalt roof replacement is a project that involves removing the old shingles on your home or business, repairing or replacing any damaged or rotted wood under the shingles, and then installing new shingles on your roof. Asphalt roofs are known for their durability and strong resistance to the elements, but they can be significantly weakened after years of wear and tear. This is why it’s essential to repair or replace them before serious problems occur.

Replacing Your Asphalt Roof: Here’s What You Need To Consider

The good news is that many asphalt roof replacement projects can be completed in a day or so and still provide a long-lasting, quality roof. However, a lot goes into planning and completing a successful project. We will discuss the various things you’ll need to consider and the critical factors for a successful asphalt roof replacement project.

    1. Choosing the Popular Asphalt Shingles For Your Roof

There are three main asphalt shingle options for your asphalt roof replacement: architectural, three-tab, and laminated. 

3-Tab Asphalt Shingle: The three tabs on each shingle strip give 3-tab asphalt shingles their name. They are the least expensive of the three types of asphalt shingles.

Architectural Asphalt Shingles: These shingles can be used to create a pleasing random pattern or to mimic the appearance of a wood shake roof. This is the most common asphalt shingle on the market right now.

Laminated Asphalt Shingles: These asphalt shingles provide strength and durability, and they’re available in a variety of colors and textures.

    2. Other Roofing Components That You Need To Know

After you’ve decided what kind of shingles to put on your roof, you might be wondering if other materials should be there, too. Your asphalt roof is made up of the following primary materials and components:

  • Drip edge 
  • Flashing
  • Ice and water shield 
  • Pipe boots
  • Roof decking
  • Roof flashing 
  • Ridge capping 
  • Roof vents 
  • Shingles 
  • Underlayment 

    3. How Much Will It Cost To Replace Your Asphalt Roof?

There’s more to asphalt shingles than meets the eye. Each type of shingle has its unique features, like gauge, warranty, length, width, and even color. Our estimators need to know how much square footage you have on your roof to give you an accurate estimate. We take into account the pitch of your roof and any additions that might be present.

    4. Our Roof Replacement Process

We start by removing all existing shingles. Then, we perform a thorough inspection of the roof’s exterior to ensure that it hasn’t suffered any damage over time. Next, we install new nails and apply new felt and underlayment to the entire surface area of the roof. Finally, we put on brand-new asphalt shingles and cap everything off with a layer of ice and water shield.

To learn more about Northkit Roofing’s procedure, head to the link: https://northkitroofing.com/residential-roofing/roof-replacement/

Northkit Roofing For Asphalt Roof Replacement

Northkit Roofing is a Cedar Grove, NJ-based roofing company that has provided high-quality asphalt roof replacement to local homeowners and businesses since 2011. In an industry that can often be confusing and intimidating, our goal is to provide the tools and knowledge you need to make wise, informed decisions and do so with integrity. We stand behind our work with a thousand-dollar guarantee. Call us today to learn more about our services (973) 396-7416.