Yes. Shingles will seal in cold weather when the sun is out and there is no precipitation. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association “There are no specific temperature guidelines regarding when it is too cold to install asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles do become brittle in cold temperatures, with fiberglass shingles more likely to break than organic shingles. Breakage can be minimized or eliminated if the shingles are stored in a warm area and loaded onto the roof a few bundles at a time. Another concern is that the self-sealing strips will not seal or bond sufficiently in cold temperatures.”
Tearing off the old shingles assure that any structural defects, flashing concerns or algae problems can be addressed properly. Applying new shingles directly to the wood decking provides a smoother and cleaner look which will add value to a home's resale value.
Sooner or later, every roof needs to be replaced, usually due to the long-term effects of weathering. If a residential roof is more than 20 years old, it is a prime candidate for re-roofing. To determine if you need a new roof:
On the ground, walk around your home with binoculars and inspect your roof for cracked, curled or missing shingles, as well as any excessive loss of the protective mineral granules. DO NOT CLIMB ON THE ROOF; walking on the roof is dangerous and can damage your roof.
In your attic, take a flashlight and look at the underside of the roof deck and rafters for any stains or wet spots indicating water leaks.
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This depends on the roofing system, the quality of roofing materials, the quality of installation including whether the required installation methods were followed accurately. This can be as little as 10 years or a lifetime. We are expert at installing and repairing all major roofing systems; our professional installers are fully skilled in every aspect of the materials, systems and processes required so you can experience the greatest life expectancy for your roof.
Your roof should be installed first. First, you want to protect your home from water from the top down. Second, roofing materials are heavier and it's much easier to adjust your siding to coordinate with your roof during the installation process.
Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.