Proper roofing installation is not rocket science, but it is a science. Finding a contractor who will take the time to understand the unique requirements of your home while following our industries best practices is an important component to have a new roof installed. Why? Because with the money you invest into a new roof, you want to make sure the work lasts for decades.
Some important things to consider when installing a new roof:
- Installing Proper Ventilation
Without proper ventilation an attic will trap warm, moist air and cause a host of problems. The humidity created in the attic can be stifling. It can cause wood to rot or warp. On a hot day, as your air conditioning blasts, without proper ventilation the attic will work against the ac to keep hot air in. At the same time, too much ventilation, or ventilation in the wrong places will allow too much air to leave the house. This will make the air conditioning and heating systems far less efficient. A good roofer like Stamford Roofing Company will know how to properly ventilate a roof.
- Selecting the right kind of shingles
Our inclement weather in Connecticut is going to put any roof to the test. The most popular residential roof shingle in the United States is the 3 tab shingle. The 3 tab shingle is a thin sheet made primarily of asphalt and fiberglass that are relatively lightweight and affordable. It’s a basic roof covering that looks good and is decent investment in areas of the country without extreme winds. You can always upgrade to an architectural shingle which has a longer warranty and higher wind rating. When we come out to your home, we will discuss several options with you to fit your budget.
- Properly installing sub surface layers
In the case of a solid roof, it's not what you see that matters. The layers underneath the actual shingles are even more important. Installing a heat shield and ice/water guard will keep the underlayment protected, cool and dry. Sometimes we find roofs with shoddy work which become problematically for the home owner because once the shingles go on, there is no way to make sure that the layers underneath the shingles were done properly.
We are always here to answer any questions or concerns you have about new roof installation. Give us a call at 203-585-4900 to have us come out to inspect your roof and go over all options with you.