Common Questions About First-Time Roof Replacement

Jul 30, 2021Blog, Roof Replacement

As one of the leading roofing companies in Atlanta, we receive quite a bit of roofing questions from potential clients. Our goal is to provide you with clear and transparent answers to all your roofing questions so that you’re able to make the best decision for your roofing system.


Can I Replace My Roof in the Winter?

It’s always better to start a roofing project in the spring or fall, so the materials have a chance to settle, but at Rainout Roofing, we’re capable of replacing or repairing a rooftop in the winter if needed. Snow and cold are challenging conditions to work in, so please talk to one of our representatives if you’re interested in a winter installation.


Do I Need a Full Roof Replacement or Just Repairs?

Deciding to repair or replace your roof depends on the problem you’re experiencing. If your rooftop has a small, isolated leak that can be identified quickly will likely only require a simple repair; however, more widespread damages usually require a full roof replacement to solve the problem.

Our inspectors will go over every inch of your roof to make sure we look at every problem. We’ll give you our full assessment so you can make the best decision.


Can I Install a Roof Over My Current Roof?

Re-shingling your roof can be a headache, but installing new shingles over an existing roof is even worse. It’s always recommended that you tear off your old shingles. This allows roofers to inspect your roofing deck properly and tend to future repairs without lifting all your roofing materials.

It’s hard for our crew to get a complete picture of all the problems a roof is having without looking at the roof deck, which is another reason we recommend a full replacement.


Can I Choose a Different Roofing Material Than the Original?

If you’re looking for something a little more unique than asphalt shingles or metal roofing, it might be worth your while to consider slate. This material requires a certain pitch to install properly, so make sure that if this is the route you want to go down, then find out by your roofer if this is a viable option for your roofing system.

Check with our representative if you have questions about which materials are best suited to your home. Nothing is impossible, but you might need to invest more to get the look you want.


How Do You Clean After the New Roof is Installed?

We work tirelessly to make sure your property is exactly as we found it. Our crew will use magnets to pick up every piece of metal scrap they can find and recycle everything recyclable.


How Can I Tell If My Roof Needs Replacing?

There are many signs that your roof needs help. If there’s water leaking from your ceiling or you’ve noticed water stains on your walls, you may have roofing issues. Cracked or missing roofing shingles is another way to tell that someone should come and inspect it.


Please call our professional roofing representatives if you have any questions.