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How long does a roof replacement project take in the fall/ autumn weather? ( I live in Kirkland)

How long does a roof replacement project take in the fall/ autumn weather? ( I live in Kirkland)

The good news is, it’s a little bit easier to get a roofing company to sign up for your roof replacement project just after the summer. That’s because most roofing companies in the Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond areas are often jam-packed for the summer months, when children are out of school, the weather is very suitable for roof replacement work, and to a degree, some families like to get a roof job done when they are out of town.

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Is replacing a roof on a house so difficult? I hear it's easy. Can I do it myself, to my house in Redmond WA?

Saving money on replacing the roof of your house is like saving money by doing your own dentistry. Yes, you can save a few dollars in the short term, but any one single mistake could be very painful and very expensive.

To be honest, I never thought dentistry was so difficult. In a pinch, I feel like I could learn all the important elements of it pretty easily, perhaps in about two months, and could set myself up in a practice, if only the state government would let me do it. But I digress...

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Can I get my roof replaced in the winter? (I live in Issaquah, WA)

Can I get my roof replaced in the winter? (I live in Issaquah, WA)

Seattle and the whole Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest is famous for one thing: Rain. Even in the summer. And quite possibly the greatest nemesis of the perennial wooden roof of the Pacific Northwest is – yes, you’ve guessed it – rain! That problem creates a unique challenge for roofers in the region, but not an impossible one.

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

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

The trick to keeping a home waterproof and protected from the elements, at least in terms of the role your roof plays, it by creating multiple redundancies. That is, when one ‘layer’ (figuratively and literally) fails, the next layer can be expected to do its job. In short, there is the outer roofing material (shake, composite, synthetics, etc.), a waterproofing layer usually made of a plastic sheeting specifically design for roofs, and a plywood layer under that.

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