Roof Replacement

Replacing your roof is a significant investment. It’s a complex process involving a variety of factors that require careful consideration. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider:

Understanding the Necessity of a Roof Replacement

Roof lifespan largely depends on the material used. Traditional asphalt shingles last about 20 years, while more durable materials like metal or tile can last 50 years or more. Visible signs of damage, such as missing shingles, leaks, or light visible through roof boards, indicate the need for roof replacement.

Choosing the Right Roofing Material

The choice of roofing material has a significant impact on the longevity and performance of the roof. Common materials include asphalt shingles, metal, tile, and slate, each with its unique advantages and drawbacks. Factors such as climate, house style, and budget play a crucial role in this choice.

The Significance of Hiring Professionals

A professional roofing contractor can ensure a smooth and efficient roof replacement. We bring experience, skills, and tools necessary to handle the complexities of the job. DIY roof replacement can lead to poor results and potential hazards.

The Cost Factor

Cost is a critical aspect of roof replacement. Factors influencing the cost include the size of the roof, the material chosen, labor costs, and the extent of the damage. You might want to get multiple quotes and consider the reputation of the people involved and the value of the service, not just the price.

Dealing with Underlying Damage

During a roof replacement, underlying damage to the decking or structure may be uncovered. Common issues include rot, water damage, or insect infestation. It’s crucial to address these issues during the replacement to ensure the longevity of the new roof.

Timing and Weather Considerations

The timing and weather can greatly affect the roof replacement process. Ideal conditions here in Maine are typically late spring or early summer when the weather is mild. Unexpected weather changes can delay the project and cause complications.

Roofing Permits and Regulations

In some areas of Maine, roofing permits are required before starting the project. It’s essential to hire someone who is aware of local building codes and regulations to ensure compliance and avoid potential fines or redoing work.

Disposal of Old Roofing Materials

Disposal of old roofing materials is an often overlooked aspect of roof replacement. These materials are typically bulky and require proper disposal or recycling. We handle this for you as part of our service to you.


By understanding these key issues, you can approach a roof replacement with confidence, prepared for the decisions and challenges it involves. With careful planning and a professional approach, a roof replacement can enhance the value, function, and appearance of your home.