Adco Roofing FAQs
Residential, Commercial & Industrial Metal Roofing
If you’re looking to improve the look of your home, then our metal roofing is a great option due to its durable properties it will help keep your family safe during wild weather. Cool in summer and warm in winter, metal roofing is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and a works towards a green future. Why Metal Roofing? A metal roof is a steel product deigned to protect your home from the harshest of conditions, no matter where you live in New Zealand. Some considerations and benefits include:
• Durability – long lasting and light weight
• Low life cycle cost – can last up to 60 years with minimal up keep
• 10 year workmanship guarantee
• Cost effective – save up to 40% on heating and cooling bills
• Colour schemes – 20 versatile colours to choose from
• Acoustic properties – creates a solid acoustic barrier
• Thermal properties – Cooler in summer, warmer in winter.
The Reroofing Process
A properly designed and well-built roofing system is one of the most essential aspects of protecting your home and household from the harsh challenges of the elements. Although many roof-related problems can be solved with quick fixes, sometimes re roofing is required, and even crucial, due to the irreparable state of your old roof and the prospect of having to face future thunderstorms, hail or snowstorms.
The concept of reroofing is quite straightforward. Unlike the basic tasks of repairing or adding a roofing system to a newly built home, re roofing involves the installation of a new roof, either on top of the old one, or by tearing down the old roof and replacing it.
This task is easy enough to understand; however, it can be one of the most difficult roofing procedures to actually put into practice.
Based on a careful inspection and evaluation of your roofing needs, the re roofing company you hire will provide you with a detailed plan on how to proceed. In most cases, this will involve stripping down large part or all of the elements that build up your current roof and replacing them with new materials and framing, or even a completely new roofing system with an entirely different structure.
Many people don’t understand the importance and difficulty of all these steps, and end up trying to cut costs on their reroofing projects.
However, the inability of hiring a knowledgeable roofing expert can lead to delays, huge expenses and sometimes even the entire job having to be redone completely.
DIY Roofing Trends and Pitfalls
Due to the economic issues homeowners have faced in the past few years, many of them have tried to avoid the expenses of calling professional roofing companies for roof replacements, attempting to use DIY techniques and guidelines found online to complete the projects themselves.
It can be appealing to avoid paying someone to replace your roof and enjoy the convenience of working on your own home and getting the job done at your own pace. Nevertheless, the disadvantages of DIY reroofing can bring numerous unexpected problems, some of which can be quite serious:
One of the greatest concerns of replacing your own roof is safety. While the internet may be filled with safety guidelines, they are no substitute for the proper use of professional equipment that skilled roofers employ for keeping their workers safe.
Due to lack of skill and long term experience, DIY enthusiasts are most likely make many mistakes that could end up leading to leaky roofs, insulation problems or even more serious damage that could translate into significant additional repair expenses.
An average DIY job could take weeks to complete, especially if you don’t have a clear strategy or you run into problems down the line. In contrast with that, an efficient roofer will be able to complete your roofing project within a few days.
Finally, you can never really plan for the unexpected.
Bad weather could foil your plans, and without the proper precautions a true professional usually takes, you can end up wasting a lot of money on a poorly installed roofing system.
These are a few of the things that could go wrong with DIY roofing. Despite the advantages that a well-planned DIY project may provide, it is quite clear that calling in the professionals is a far better course of action when it comes to complex roofing jobs such as installing a new metal or tile roof. You should never risk yours or your families safety to save a few dollars. It is best to wait until the project is within your budget.
The Professional Approach to Re-Roofing
There are three main stages to installing a new roof:
- The initial process of measuring the area and establishing a sound strategy
- The preparation of the home and roof
- The installation of the new roofing system.
Here, we will take a look at the steps which a professional re roofing company would use when replacing an old or damaged roofing system with a durable low-cost choice used for residential roofing today – a quality metal roof:
First of all, your roofer has to examine your old roof, making a careful account of all the roofing and guttering measurements to avoid any issues down the line.
Next, the contractor will analyse the data and come up with a valid estimate, while recommending you the ideal choice of roofing options and features you may require. Here, you also have to communicate with your roofers to let them know exactly what you want from your new roofing system.
Initial preparation requirements involve using proper safety precautions and thoroughly clearing and cleaning the area to facilitate the creation of an ideal work environment.
The workers will start stripping away existing tiles and metal flashing around vents, chimneys and valleys in the roof, ultimately removing the old roof in its entirety to make way for the new installation. In the process, the structure of the roof is carefully inspected, and any water damage or rotten roof battens are replaced.
Occasionally, when installing new metal roofing, batten measurements have to be taken, and the old battens need to be replaced with steel roof battens to comply with building codes and manufacturer specifications.
After laying down a layer of reflective foil or other type of insulation – depending on specific needs – the roofing experts will quickly begin installing the edging of the roof, then align and add the metal panels. These will also be adjusted to fit perfectly into all areas of your roof – including around chimneys and vets
In some cases, before adding the flashing and finishing the job, the roofers will also install an additional using silicone adhesive. This will provide improved durability and insulation in the long run.
Finally, reroofing can be quite a messy job. All roofers have the habit of setting enough time apart in order to do a thorough cleaning job and make sure they have your new roof look perfect before requesting full payment.