Blog

How long does a re-roofing project (roof replacement) take in the autumn weather? ( I live in Bellevue)

How long does a re-roofing project (roof replacement) take in the autumn weather? ( I live in Bellevue)

For the typical Bellevue home, a roof replacement project can be done, theoretically, in a single day, but there usually isn’t the need for such a rush job, and there are many reasons to stretch it out over several days or longer. It’s actually not a function, necessarily, of the size of the house because for a really big roof on a equally big house, you could in essence, have several crews working on the same home, and the size of the house means they’re not bumping into each other.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

I share a roof with those in the town homes my own town home in Issaquah is attached to. How do I re-roof it?

I share a roof with those in the town homes my own town home in Issaquah is attached to. How do I re-roof it?

My first thought is about the management of the complex. In many cases, common areas are covered by your community dues, and those funds are carefully allocated to take care of projects that need to be done periodically. That money can go to a number of things, from grounds maintenance to roof replacement. Usually, though, you would have to get so much involved in any such roof replacement, other than to be be informed that work on the building is scheduled, and for you to be aware of it.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

What materials are available for replacing the roof on my house in Bellevue, WA?

What materials are available for replacing the roof on my house in Bellevue, WA?

A few short decades ago, the available options for roofing materials were limited to about a dozen. Today, and indeed every year, new products are coming along that we could have only dreamed of back then. Today, you can install roof tiles that look like real wood cedar shakes. It’s only when you pick them up that you realized they are made of synthetic materials. But wait, there’s more! With the rapid advancement of solar panels, now you can also get realistic looking roof tiles that are also electricity generating solar panels.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

If a few shakes / tiles fall off my roof in Bellevue WA, can I just nail a few new ones in their place?

If a few shakes / tiles fall off my roof in Bellevue WA, can I just nail a few new ones in their place?

The short answer is probably no. There’s a skill to replacing missing pieces to a roof, as well as correct tools – such as nails – to use so that you don’t create an even bigger problem. Roofing is not that complicated, but it does have to be done right because improper installation can cause a much bigger problem with other parts of your home. A ten-dollar piece of material on a roof can impact ten thousand dollars worth of roofing and house infrastructure. So, how do you go about fixing a seemingly small problem on your roof? Here’s how:

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

Is replacing the roof on my Bellevue home so difficult? I’m told anyone can replace a roof.

Is replacing the roof on my Bellevue home so difficult? I’m told anyone can replace a roof.

When I bought my first house ever, it needed some work. Not big, tear-it-down repair work, but every room needed something done. Kitchen cabinet drawers made noise when you opened and closed them, some light fixtures were hanging off, the wood floors needed to be resurfaced, and a whole lot of similar things needed fixing and / or updating. So I marched off to Home Depot to take I some of their excellent classes for homeowners. One of the most interesting of them, by the way, was the tiling class.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

How does a roof stay waterproof, especially in the Bellevue/Issaquah area where there's a lot of rain?

How does a roof stay waterproof, especially in the Bellevue/Issaquah area where there's a lot of rain?

A roof remains waterproof by a system of layers of redundancy. If there is, for example, a fault in an individual tile, the waterproof sheeting underneath it is the next fail safe layer to protect your roof. If a rough nail holding the waterproof sheeting compromised the sheeting, the tiles over it should help keep it dry. In addition, the waterproof sheeting is layered, so that small rips at any one edge will either be covered or will have a solid undamaged layer below it.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

When I get my roof in Kirkland completely replaced, what parts of it actually do get replaced?

When I get my roof in Kirkland completely replaced, what parts of it actually do get replaced?

This is a question that surfaces a lot, and it’s because it all depends on the current condition of the house in question. If it’s just replacing the worn out shake tiles, you probably only need to replace the tiles and the waterproofing layer underneath them, and this is the most common scenario. Most people take basic care of their roof, so any small leak that might have sprung up years ago was quickly repaired before damage to anything under the waterproofing occurred. Other situations, however, might necessitate significant extra repair work to be done.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

When do I know my roof in Bellevue needs to be replaced?

When do I know my roof in Bellevue needs to be replaced?

The water doesn’t have to be puring from your kitchen ceiling into your Corn Flakes to know that there is a problem with your roof. Or, at least, you should not wait that long to do something to prevent a bad problem. There’s a lot you can do – much of it for free – to determine if you need to at least do some work on your roof before it becomes expensive to remedy it.

  • twitter
  • fb
  • stumble
  • linkedin
  • reddit
  • email

Pages