If you are in the process of redoing the roof on your house, then you may be wondering if it's just as easy as calling a residential roof replacement company and having them get the job done in one day. Although it may be a quick and easy job, there's also the possibility that they will run into a few problems when they are on your roof, but what exactly? This article will take a closer look at three specific things that you should consider talking to your roofer about. Read on to learn some more.
If you have an old house with an old brick chimney, then you will want to talk to your roofer about it being an issue when they take down your old roof and build a new one. If your house was built over a hundred years ago, then the brick around the chimney and at the base of it may be a bit weak, which means that your roofers will have to be extra careful. Although it is possible for them to get the job done without having to even touch the chimney, having them look at it first before they get to work is crucial.
Your Rain Gutters
Almost always, your roofing company will recommend that you get brand new rain gutters when you get a roof because it's easy and they're typically affordable. If however, you have existing rain gutters that are made out of a material like copper, you will want to talk to your roofing company about salvaging them; that way, you know that you won't have to spend another small fortune on getting new ones. Plus, a material like copper is designed to last for years and years to come.
Your Soffit and Fascia
Depending on when your home was built, you may need to get new soffit and fascia, which are what covers your roofs hangover and then the piece that drops down from your roof and is covered by your rain gutters. If your house was built within the past 20 to 30 years and they used vinyl, then you may be able to salvage it. However, if it's old and wood, then you may want to replace it so that it doesn't rot.
Keep these things in mind when you speak to a residential roof replacement contractor. To learn more, schedule a consultation with one and have them come out to your house to give you a bid.