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Roofing Maintenance

Some Roofing information to consider before hiring the cheapest and most available roofer.


One of the most costly home maintenance expenses is a roof replacement. Re-tiling your roof with durable shingles will be well worth the cost, as it will save you a good deal of money in the long run.


When picking your shingles, there are many factors to consider, including appearance, wind resistance, and how long you plan to stay in the home. Several roofing options are available and it can be difficult to know what is best.


At McAfee's Remodeling our basic guidelines are built around the shingles weight, thickness and wind resistance increase with the length of manufacturers warranty (as well as price), making a 50 year shingle much more durable than a 30 year shingle. The year indicates length of manufacturers warranty offered.  Metal, tile, and slate roofing are all great alternatives to the asphalt shingle, however usually double if not triple the cost of replacing your given roof with similar products.  Your homes worth usually affects your decision to repair the roof.  Don't be fooled by diy roofing habits, there's no secret to roofing, it's straight up hard work and no one really wants to do it.  We help ease your pain by providing painless planning and executing on every Project, doesn't matter how glorious the debris looks.






Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles:

A 30 year architectural shingle is a type of product that will withstand winds up to 90 mph.  While manufacturers suggest wind ratings higher, you may want to check your local guidelines regarding wind ratings for your area.  Manufactuers have also been making their shingle product better by adding a stain guard finish to prevent mildew and algae stains.

The 50 year high definition (lifetime warranty) shingle is the highest rated in wind, leak and impact resistance, typically able to withstand winds up to 130 mph. They often come with a stain guard standard and are the thickest available asphalt shingle in the market right now. 


Double Layer Shingles

Laying new shingles directly on top of an old roof without removing the old roof; is both "time & cost" efficient on the front end. However, cost effective there are definitely big negatives to consider before taking this route.  For starters, removing and retailing the roof down the road will be more costly, as twice the work will be involved. In addition, if your home has an attic, the double layer of shingles will trap more heat, as they act as extra insulation. In the event the roof is not properly laid, it will deteriorate quickly and require costly repairs. Both the cost and time saved in double layering shingles will eventually catch up to the homeowner.


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