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The Residential Roofing Process: What You Need to Know
Whether you are building a new home, replacing an old roof, or simply needing repairs, understanding how the residential roofing process works will help you make smarter choices about your roof. And understanding how professionals such as Far West Roofing operate can help you make the right choice for you. Many people try to do their roofing projects on their own, and this solution works for many homeowners. However, if you lack experience or time or simply want to know you have a higher quality job, consider hiring a professional residential roofing contractor such as Far West Roofing. To help you understand what we do, here is a summary of how the residential roofing process works at Far West Roofing.
1.Determine Your Needs
We at Far West treat our customers as our friends. We love helping our friends stay protected with high quality roofs and we want to make sure we are doing what is best for you and your home. We will consult with you to make sure we understand your needs and can give you a free, no obligation, individualized quote for your project as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have. And if you have a roofing problem or need repairs and aren’t sure what to do, we have experts on our team who can give you an in-depth inspection and help you get the right repairs.
2. Get a Free Consultation and Quote
Pricing varies for roofing projects based on the size of the roof, the type of project (new install, minor repairs or a full roof replacement, as well as any special specifications for the project. Many full roof replacements can range between $5,000 to $10,000 but individual projects can be much lower or higher than this range depending on the project’s scope. Again, because we want to work with our customers’ individual needs, we offer free, no obligation consultations to help us determine your needs and how we can give you the best deal possible. We then can provide you with a customized quote for your project at no obligation to you. We believe that we have the best pricing and quality work in the Salt Lake Area and are willing to work with your needs and budget to try and get you the best deal we can. We want to help you!
3. Start The Work!
If installing a brand new roof, the process is different from repairing or replacing an old roof. However, roof installation and replacement for residential projects such as a single family home generally can be completed within a few days time, provided the weather is clear and cooperative. With adverse weather conditions the process can take longer, but is almost always completed within a week. Apartment buildings or other residential projects may take a little longer as well.
The process for replacing a roof or installing a roof also involves many different steps that should be taken to ensure top quality. Some of the basic steps for installing a new roof include:
- Tear off the old roof – if doing a roof replacement
- Installing drip edge – this helps prevent shingles from curling
- Underlayment – an important layer that helps protect your roof from leaks and damage.
- Applying the outer roof covering – this is usually in the form of shingles and can include the starter shingles, then the outer shingles.
- Cap the ridge – these are the curved shingles that go along the ridgeline of a roof and create the nice finish.
Keep in mind this is a very simplified version of the roofing process, but outlines a few of the steps to installing a residential roof.
4. Warranties and Future Maintenance
After your roofing project is complete, you are set with a beautiful new roof! But at Far West we still want to be your friend and resource in the roofing business for any concerns you may have. Because we value our customer relationships, we offer 5 year warranties on all our installations and want you to know you have that protection for any problems that may arise. We take pride in our workmanship and in making sure you get the best roof possible and have the best warranties in the area for our residential projects. We also can help with roof inspections for down the road if you ever have a problem or want to make sure your roof is properly maintained. If you have future repairs or other related concerns as well we take pride in making sure our customers are taken care of. Give us a call and we are very happy to help you!
About About Far West Roofing
For 25 years satisfied customers have provided us with word-of-mouth referrals that represent the core of our business. We proudly serve Salt Lake City, and all of the northern Utah area As a true full-service roofing contractor providing services for homeowners, we are always ready to provide solutions for all roofing related issues. We have earned Salt Lake City’s Best (Roofing Contractor Award) for 4 straight years!
Far West Roofing, Inc. Boasts 25 yrs & an A+ BBB Rating
What You Can Expect
Whether you are replacing an old worn out roof or repairing an existing roof it can be costly. That’s exactly why you should have your home’s roofing system serviced properly the first time. Our residential roofing crews are trained and certified by 6 of the leading roofing material manufacturers. They are experienced and highly knowledgeable. Far West Roofing, is committed to providing an exceptional job for you. When we install a roofing system our goal is to meet or exceed the manufacturer’s specifications allowing us to provide you with a 5 year workmanship warranty on all new installs. After your installation or repair we make sure to clean up your property so that it is as clean as it was when we arrived. We treat all our customers as if they live next door.
Our Roofing Products
At Far West, we have partnerships and certifications with top quality suppliers, which allows us to get better pricing on higher quality materials for your roof. Feel free to visit our roofing systems page to learn more about our suppliers and systems. We offer all types of roofing systems including:
- Asphalt Shingles
- Metal Roofing
- Wood Shake
- Modified Bitumen
If your roof needs special requirements, we probably have a solution that meets your needs. Or if you just want to know that you will have a top notch roof over your head for years to come, then our residential roofing services at Far West is a great choice for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your roof is over 15 years old, it is likely at or nearing the end of its life cycle and a roof inspection is recommended.
If your not sure how old your roof is below is a list of tell tell signs:
- Your shingles are missing too many granules or curling, decaying or missing in areas.
- Evidence of leaking in your home's interior - ceiling tiles and dry wall showing stains from water damage
- Missing or rusted and worn out roof flashing
Although you are allowed to have 2 layers of shingles it is not always a good idea depending on the shape of your existing roof. However there are times when it can save you a little money and give your roof needed protection just keep in mind that when you replace the roof next time it costs more as they will need to remove 2 layers of shingles instead of one.
Furthermore, if the old roof layer is not removed, we are unable to inspect the roof decking for water damage, rot or deterioration. This can create a much problems and lead to expensive repairs.
If your roof is still relatively new and in good condition and the leak is small and fixed right away, a roof repair is your best option. However, if your roofing system is 15 years old or more, then having your roof replaced is most likely going to be the best choice depending on how well your roof has aged and what types of conditions it has been exposed to. When we inspect your roof we will give you an honest assessment of its conditions and go over your options.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Why Choose a Professional For Your Home Roof Project?
Lots of people prefer to do their home roof installation on their own. This works great for many people who have experience roofing and the needed skills to make sure it gets done well. However, if you lack experience, choosing to do your roof on your own can end up costing you much more in time and money in your installation or repair and potentially shorten the life of your roof in the long run if not done right. For these reasons, unless you have roofing experience, consider using a professional. It may be a higher investment up front, but will pay off in the long run. Here are a few other reasons why choosing a professional for your home roof installation or repair may be a good idea for you.
Safety and Experience – too often we hear sad stories of inexperienced roofers who are so focused on the project that they neglect simple safety practices and bad things happen. But a professional roofing company has safety measures in place to ensure that they are working on your roof safely and the experience to know what to do and avoid to do the best job and avoid critical errors both for personal safety as well as the quality of your roof.
Mistakes – making simple mistakes in roof replacement can cause leaks in your roof and make the whole effort wasted as you will then later need to repair or replace the entire roof if the damage is too great. Not taking the time to understand and execute the simple details can mean a world of hurt later. Simple things like installing flashing correctly, looking at waterproofing, installing shingles the right way or sealing nails properly are small things that make a big difference. If you aren’t someone who is willing to pay attention to the details, consider hiring a professional to make sure its done well and in a way that will last.
Warranties and Insurance – sometimes one off contractors will roof and won’t carry proper insurance for their work. This causes major problems if their work causes damage to yours or a neighbors property and you have no financial protection. Individual contractors or self installations also don’t come with a warranty on the job, or at least not to the extent that a professional company can offer. Professional residential roofers carry insurance on their work and their warranty gives you added protection against any problems that may come up.
These are just a few of the many reasons why considering a professional for your roofing needs may be the best choice for you. Even if it is a small project, when it comes to your home and its value, sometimes the investment in a professional in exchange for a job well done is worth it.