Installing a new roof is a major decision which will have a substantial effect on your property. Roofs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and must be professionally installed. There are many options to choose from and there are a number of benefits that you’ll gain, from aesthetic value to practical functionality.
Roof installation is the process by which an aging roof is replaced by a new one. The old roof will need to first be removed, which includes the removal of old nails since any nails which protrude will rip holes in the new shingles. The next step is to install a drip edge, which will provide the roof with an attractive finish while blocking shingles from curling up. The drip edge also ensures that water doesn’t move down onto the fascia boards. The contractor will then apply the underlayment, which shields the roof from ice dams and rain, cover the surface using felt paper, ensure the valleys are waterproof, and then install the shingles. Finally, dormer flashing will need to be applied.
New York is home to many professional roofing contractors; who utilize the latest technologies, tools and techniques. By getting your new roof installed by a reputable New York firm, you will increase the property value of your home. Research shows that those who get their roofs installed by a professional NYC contractor can enjoy a return on investment of as high as seventy percent.
One of the top benefits of getting a new roof installed is greater energy efficiency. Old roofs, especially those situated on buildings in the Northeast, have a tendency to leak frigid air during winter, meaning that the HVAC system indoors must work harder so that the desired temperature is maintained. By installing a new roof the HVAC system will work in the manner, for which it was intended, which results in lower energy bills.
Another benefit of new roof installation is healthier indoor air quality for you and your family. Older roofs are vulnerable to a buildup of mildew or mold, which can cause all sorts of respiratory issues. Furthermore, the longer one takes to get rid of an old roof that has become dilapidated, the greater the likelihood of a roof collapse, which can be extremely dangerous to everyone inside. Finally, getting a new roof will give your home a new look, while giving you access to the newest technologies.
A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing has been in business for more than 40 years, during which time we’ve helped property owners all over the New York area install roofs which are durable, waterproof, attractive and long-lasting. We are licensed and fully insured and take our work seriously. Whether you need painting, masonry, roofing or waterproofing, we’ll get the job done right, for a reasonable price. Contact us today for a free estimate.