Friendswood Roofing: Article About Changing Roof Slope
If a homeowner doesn't like the look of a flat roof or doesn't want a pitched roof anymore, can the roof's pitch or slope be altered? The answer to that question is yes. Anyone who wants to alter the pitch or slope of a roof may do so by calling a Friendswood roofing professional. A qualified contractor can take a look at the roof, provide an estimate of how much it would cost to make the desired change and then complete the job in a timely and affordable manner.
Altering the pitch of a roof may be a complex job depending on the condition of the current roof. While it may be possible to put a new roof on top of an existing structure, it is likely that the old roof will have to be removed. The shingles will be stripped and anything else on top of an existing truss will be removed. This will be done to ensure that there is no water damage or any other damage that needs to be repaired before a new roof goes up.
Once it has been verified there is no damage that needs to be fixed, a new truss will be placed on the home. Then, new materials and shingles will be put on top of that framework.
Roofers from Brinkmann Quality roofing Services of Friendswood can answer questions about James Hardie siding or tile roofs.
Depending on the needs of the homeowner, a truss could be built from scratch or ordered from a third-party vendor. During this stage, the homeowner and the contractor should engage in consistent communication to ensure that the project stays on schedule and meets customer needs.
Changing a pitched roof to a flat roof will generally require a different process. Foam insulation panels will be placed across the roof that will taper consistently from one side of the structure to the other. There is no need for a truss, but there may be other materials that need to be laid down to meet local building codes. Examples of these materials include thermal and vapor barriers. On a sloped roof, roofing paper and shingles are commonly added to offer such protection.
Regardless of what type of roof is being put on a home, it is important to have flashes on the edges of the structure and around chimneys and vents. However, these are all steps that will be taken care of by the contractor prior to the job being completed, and it increases the odds that the roof will last for years to come.