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The Most Commonly Asked Questions about Roofing Replacement

Roof replacement is a complex process, so it's natural for homeowners to have many questions about it. Our team of roofing specialists answer some of the most commonly asked questions that we have heard from our clients to help you better understand your roofing replacement needs.

FAQ Roofing Replacement

Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced?

The answer to this question depends on the condition of your existing roof. If your roof is relatively new, and the current problem can be fixed easily and affordably, then you can have your roof replaced later. If your roof has deteriorated so much that even repairs will only yield short-term results at best, then you're better off getting a new roof.

Can't I Just Install the Roof on My Own?

Many homeowners think they can save on roof replacement costs if they skip the labor fees and take the DIY approach. Unfortunately, DIY roofing has some major risks associated with it. Amateur work will likely provide substandard results, not to mention the risks of violating local building codes or losing the roofing material warranty. There are also the risks that come with working at height. In short, hiring professional roofing contractors is actually the safer and more economical option.

Why Tear Off the Old Roof If You Can Lay the New One Over It?

Reroofing or installing the new shingles over the current one is a common practice for those who want to save on tear-off costs. However, tearing off old shingles before installation has a few key benefits: the new layer will be as flat as possible, the roof supports won't get strained from the weight of two shingle layers, and roofers will have a chance to look at the rest of the roofing system and deal with problems before they cause any damage.

What Contributes to the Overall Roof Replacement Cost?

There are several things that can affect the overall cost of a roofing replacement project, but two of the biggest factors are the size of the roof and the material used. Larger roofs would definitely cost more, and some materials (such as three-tab shingles) cost less per area than others (such as wood, tile or even regular asphalt shingles).

If you want to get the best results, you have to stick with the best roofers. West Side Roofing is a GAF Master Elite® company serving in Akron, Parma and Cleveland, Ohio. Call us at (216) 245-1050, or fill out this online form for further inquiries or to request a free quote. 

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Picking Your Shingles Has Never Been Easier

By West Side Roofing
March 22, 2019 Category: Shingles, Roofing, GAF

Picking Your Shingles Has Never Been Easier Northeast Ohio is a great place to live until it comes to the weather. We never know what it is going to be like outside and we have even seen every season in one week! In fact, Northeast Ohio was rated number nine out of ten for the harshest climates. If you are the owner of any building in the Cleveland area, whether it be your home, a church, or other, then you know how tough the weather can be on your roof. However, you can easily protect your buildings roof by picking the right shingles! You dont even have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your building for utility. West Side Roofing has a wide selection of shingles to suit your needs all the way from durability to color. Types of Shingles In order to prepare our customers for the tough climate that Ohio brings, we always recommend GAF TimberlineShingles. We have many different color options to choose from so you can have exactly what you want. Most popular color choices: Weathered

Residential Roof Tear-Off and Cleanup

By West Side Roofing
March 08, 2019 Category: Residential Roofing

Residential roof tear-off and cleanup A roof tear off is one of the biggest residential service we offer home and condo owners. If we find that your roof only has one layer of shingle down, were going to recommend an entire tear-off. A complete tear-off can get messy. When it comes time to remove your roof, there is typically a ton of nails, a bunch of debris from the shingles - its the biggest part of the job. To keep your yard clean, we put protective grounds down. We use tarps, plywood, well lean sheeting board on the house to cover over top of the bushes - we really just take the extra precautionary steps so that nothing gets damaged during the tear-off process. One thing that has really revolutionized the tear-off process is the equipter. We have invested in numerous equipters to keep our job sites clean. What is an equipter? An equipter is a mobile trash/dumpster unit. This allows us to actually drive a dumpster around the property and move around to where we are removing your

Steep Slope Roof Maintenance

By West Side Roofing
February 27, 2019 Category: Commercial Roofing

commercial steep slope roof maintenance What Do I Need to Know About Steep Slope Roofing? We typically see steep slope roofs on commercial buildings like large scale condominium complexes, schools, or even hospitals. A lot of these establishments will have shingles or steep slope materials. For the most part, steep slope roofs do not require as much maintenance as a single ply or flat roof commercial roofing system, but its still important to take preventative measures. We recommend checking the sealant around flashings and plumbing stacks and making sure the gutters are cleared out. In our experience, weve found that unit owners call us when theyve identified a problem instead of calling us beforehand to do routine checks. Once a problem is identified, were able to go out to really diagnose to find where the defect is. Our team of experts suggest having someone walk your steep slope commercial roof and make sure there is not a problem once or twice a year. By having commercial steep

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