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Things to Consider When Replacing Your Roof


Homeowners have many options for replacing their roofs such as shingle styles and various colors to match siding and get that curb appeal you are looking for. Selecting the right roofing company will make the whole process go smoothly.

Do you need your roof replaced? Replacing your roof is an important decision most homeowners must make at some point. So keep reading to get tips from industry experts!

In this article, we offer you a handy guide to roof replacement choices. We’ll cover everything from the roofing company to shingle options.

Things to Consider With Roof Replacement

Be practical in making choices about a roof replacement. Work with a trusted company and ensure the shingle you choose fits the needs of your home in Maryland’s climate.

Winters in Harford County can get in the single digits whereas summers regularly reach 100 degrees. This variation puts great stress on roofs which must be considered when replacing your roof with a new one.

So, if possible, you should not delay roof replacement. There are signs that we help homeowners identify when a new roof should be considered. We have included some basics to roofing that can help aid your decision-making process.

Select a Reliable Roofing Company

While selecting a roofing company for roof replacement, always check the following points.

  • You should ask for a professional license from the roofing company.

  • References from past customers can also help in building trust.

  • Be sure to check the validity of the documents provided by the roofer.

  • You can check at least three different roofing companies but do not choose one based on low prices. Choose a company with reliable and remarkable work. Cheap repairs now can cause expensive ones later.

  • Before making a choice, you can ask the roofer to give details of the installation process.

  • Hire a prospective roofing company based on how well it explained the installation process.

Consider Asphalt Shingle Options

The next important decision is to choose the right roofing material. While deciding on it, look for the price, appearance, and lifespan of every product. 

Although 3-Tab Shingles are the cheapest choice, Architectural Shingles are better than traditional asphalt in both looks and performance. These newer shingles are more expensive, but they can enhance the curb look, add value to your home, and last longer.

We Recommend Architectural Shingles

Because of their longest lifespan, architectural shingles are the best choice for a roof replacement. Architectural shingles help resist heavy rainstorms, snow, and multiple hailstorms. Roofers also recommend architectural shingles because of their added curb appeal. 

To create these shingles, manufacturers use a heavy mat base of fiberglass coated with asphalt. They overlap it by applying multiple asphalt shingle layers. Finally, they laminate it to give optimum anti-penetration, and anti-moisture capabilities.

Only hire a reliable roofing company with wide architectural shingle installation experience.

Peeling Off Old Shingles Versus Layering On Top

Another difficult decision is whether to take out the existing shingles or just layer them above the existing shingles. The industry’s best practice is to remove existing shingles and install new ones.

We recommend removing old shingles because we can see if there is any damage to the plywood underneath. If there is damage, then we can address the issue so that it does not become a larger issue in the future.

Final Thoughts About Roof Replacement

Replacing your roof can be an intimidating process to undergo which is why we at Tar Heel Construction Group, LLC make it as easy as possible. For a free estimate on your exterior remodel or repair, feel give us a call at 410.638.7021!

Tar Heel Construction Group, LLC is proud to serve the local community of Harford County. We also do work in the surrounding Greater Baltimore Area.