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Steps to Take Before Replacing Your Roof

Has the time come to replace your roof?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. As Naperville’s go-to roofing contractors, no other company can beat Adept Construction when it comes to meeting your roofing needs. At Adept Construction, not only can we provide you with the roofing services you need, but we can also provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions regarding your roof. When it comes to roof replacements, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of steps to take before getting your roof replaced:

Step #1. Pick a roofing company you can trust.

There are so many roofers to choose from in the Naperville area, but your roof is a big deal, and it’s also a big investment. When you leave your roof replacement up to just anyone, you open yourself up to unnecessary risk and liability, particularly if the company isn’t properly licensed and insured. Picking the right roofing company will also give you more peace of mind throughout every step of the process.

Step #2. Find the right roofing materials.

There are many different types of roofing materials to choose from, and here at Adept Construction, we offer flat, cedar shake and shingle, asphalt shingle and composite roofing. While each roofing type is beneficial in its own way, not every home or business will benefit from every type of roof. For example, for homeowners looking for an affordable option that can last a long time, an asphalt shingle roof might be their best choice. But, for a business that needs storage space on top of the roof for their HVAC system, equipment, etc., a flat roof is probably the best choice. If you’re unsure about which roofing type will be ideal for your goals, your needs and your budget, contact us. Our roofing contractors are happy to provide you with the information you need to make the right choice for your roof.


Step #3. Should you layer on top of the old roof or strip it?

If your current roof is an asphalt shingle roof, then you have an extra decision to make. Asphalt shingle roofs can have up to two layers of shingles, so if you only have a single layer, you could add onto the existing layer rather than having the original roof removed. Layering is a wonderful way to cut down on your installation costs, but just know that it’s not a perfect solution. Shingles were designed to adhere directly to the roof, and they are more secure when directly installed, especially when it’s windy outside. 

As you can see, there are many steps you’ll want to take before you get your roof replaced, and these are just the first few. Check back for our next blog to learn about a few more steps to take before replacing your roof. In the meantime, if you’re looking for roof replacement in Naperville, let Adept Construction help you find the solution you need. Contact us today to get started.

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