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What is the best material to use on a reroofing project on a typical Buchan style home in Bothell / Lynnwood area?

What is the best material to use on a reroofing project on a typical Buchan style home in Bothell / Lynnwood area?

It all depends on the house, the neighborhood, and your budget. In some neighborhoods, for example, there are covenants that limit the types of materials you are allow3ed to use on your roof, and some of those 'rules' are enforeable. In other words, if it is not allowed, you may have to replace your roof a second time at your cost. So be careful.

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The roof of my townhome is shared with my neighbor. Can i just replace the roof on my half?

The roof of my townhome is shared with my neighbor. Can i just replace the roof on my half?

It’s probably unwise to do “half a roof”, as the unreplaced half may be compromised during the process. Usually, town homes have covenants within the neighborhood to help people get such community projects completed. Check with your neighbors first. Replacement of a roof may even be included in your HOA (Home Owners Association) dues.

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What advantages do I have if I replace my roof now with synthetic materials instead of wood shakes?

What advantages do I have if I replace my roof now with synthetic materials instead of wood shakes?

Modern synthetic material in roofing products have many advantages. Longevity, fire resistance, beauty, ease of installation, and a lower cost. There is hardly any reason to stick with actual wood products, considering everything. Maintenance is also lower in cost, because synthetic materials are exactly made, and don’t fall prey to insects or the weather the way natural wood products do.

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The roof of my house lost a few shingles in a storm. Can i just nail a few in to replace them?

The roof of my house lost a few shingles in a storm. Can i just nail a few in to replace them?

The short answer is, you will need at least a quick roof inspection before you try to fix anything. Usually, when a few shakes from a roof are blown off, it means roof nails may have also been torn out, and the underlayers may also have been damaged. Without addressing that potential problem, a small leak may develop, causing different problems down the line.

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Do you think it's wise for me to try replacing the roof on my own house in Bothell?

Do you think it's wise for me to try replacing the roof on my own house in Bothell?

The short answer is no, but if you have extensive experience with roofing, you may be able to do it. Even then, you will require specialized equipment which you may no longer have access to, and there are several other factors that may increase the risk of you having a problem. Let’s look at what you should look at in terms of equipment, skill sets, time and danger.

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Is the summer or winter the better time to replace the roof of my Lynnwood house?

Is the summer or winter the better time to replace the roof of my Lynnwood house?

The short answer is, the winter. It might be a bit inconvenient for you, living in the house, but because roofing companies are less busy over the inclement seasons, they are more likely to offer a seasonal discount. Most home service companies are in a similar position. They like to retain their staff year to year, so simply breaking even over the winter is often enough of an incentive to take on a new project.

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