Roof Assessment for Repairs, Replacement or New Installation

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Roof Assessment for Repairs, Replacement or New Installation

The roof is one of the most important elements of your home or property. It keeps you and your loved ones safe from exterior elements like bad weather conditions. When assessing your roof for any repairs or even replacement, here are some of the factors you need to know:

You need to understand the Roofing Material Used or To Be Used

Roof RulesThe first thing about roof assessment – you need to understand about roof replacement and roof repair is the type of roofing material you can use. Yes! Materials are needed specifically for different seasons. It is important to understand the different types of materials, so you can choose what’s best for your home.

Choosing the best one will depend on different factors, which include:

Local weather and climate
Replacement roof budget
Home aesthetics

If you do it yourself, you will likely miss details on some of the wisdom that a professional roofer can give. They know which roofing system is right for what you need. They also know what design materials would work best.

Laying a New Roof over the Old One

Roof AssessmentYou might not know, but if you’re installing a replacement roof or having repairs for your roofing system, you need to make a decision: Do you want to remove your old roofing or install it over your old roof?

Based on what people think, there are instances where you don’t need to remove your current roof. You heard that right. You can just build a new roof right on top of an old one, but there is a lot to consider before making this decision, at some cases, the old roof causes the new roof to have damage later on.

Materials like asphalt shingles over older roofing systems can add massive or additional weight to your attic. And if the roof is too heavy, you’re risking overwhelming even the strongest roofing framing. Be sure to get a professional opinion on whether or not your roof can handle this.

You would also want to consider if there are current damages to your roofing. If so, putting shingles on top of old material will repeat the same problem that you had previously.

Decide properly through having a proper roof assessment by a professional roofer. If you want your replacement done carefully and efficiently, hire a professional roofer. A certified/licensed roofing contractor will be more than happy and willing to strip off old material in a timely manner. Replacing or repairing the roof yourself, will take much more time than you can imagine. Not to mention the quality, safety, and life span of the roof if you do it yourself.

There is A Good Season

The best time to have your roof replaced and repaired is in the late spring through early fall.


This is the time when the heat and cold are mild, storms and heavy rains are few, and snow has yet to arrive.

If you or a contractor works outside of this specific time period, you can expect possible issues. The last thing you want is working under heavy storms or freezing temperatures giving you problems. You also don’t want a sloppy replacement or a repair because the process was rushed due to anticipated weather.
If you’re alone, you might miss this critical window.

The secret to getting a replacement roof fast is to have a large team of professionals working together. These people can get the job done in a very short amount of time.

You Need the Right Roofing Contractor

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You want to check their experience and past work. You need to learn how fast they can install a replacement roof and some photos of their results.

Make sure to choose a team that can commit to your budget and your demands, if reasonable. They need to have proper licenses, insurance, and the right coverage when working on your home. Find a team that you can rely on and do the job like clockwork.

Do Your Roof Replacement with Professionals

If you plan on doing the roof replacement, you have a choice between DIY and hiring professionals. While DIY might save you money initially, hiring professionals is fast, and simple, and will end up being more cost-effective in the long run. Do what matters most with your time and hire roofing professionals to replace your roof.

Hiring a Professional for Roof Assessment

assessing roof fig 03 300x200 1 P.I. Roofing you want to see that your roof will be replaced or repaired properly, then hiring a professional would give you that peace of mind and assurance. Professional roofing companies and contractors have access to all the right materials and tools for the job that can actually be used for your property or home. Plus, they have years of experience to do the job promptly.

Roofing contractors are also able to inspect the property and advise you if there is anything else wrong with the roof that would need to be repaired. Let’s say a few shingles were knocked loose in a storm, and you hired a roofing company to replace those. Any other damage done to your roof by the storm may have not been visible to your untrained eyes, but a professional roofing contractor would be able to tell after an inspection.

This does not mean that your roofing contractor will surprise you with bills and payments that will cause you so much or not mention hidden costs. A good roofing contractor will offer a thorough quote or estimate before beginning any work, so you know exactly how much the services cost and why these repairs are being done.

A great bonus to having a professional roofing company or contractor is that their replacements are usually covered by warranties. These warranties can offer you peace of mind in case anything goes wrong or your roof is damaged within the time span outlined in the warranty agreement, and will potentially save you money if something does go wrong. Most warranties are only valid if installed by a professional.

Putting yourself in danger is one of the last things that a homeowner wants, getting on the roof yourself can be very dangerous. Hiring a professional roofer to do your professional roof assessment to replace or fix your roof will save you the trouble of putting yourself in danger.

Why Choose P.I. Roofing?

P.I. Roofing was developed with a single mission: exterior restoration and storm damage solutions across Arkansas to ensure your property is well maintained for decades. We have years of expertise in roof assessment providing residential and commercial services customized to your specific needs. Our team follows strict industry standards and guidelines to ensure the work is done right, from new installation & repair to storm damage to roof replacement.

Stop by or call our office and we will be more than happy to assist you through the process of roof assessment. We’ve been at this same location in Central Arkansas since 2001!

Give us a call at 501-707-3548 or visit our website for more info!