Before signing any roofing contract, you should know what is included in roof replacement for your Tampa Bay or Sarasota-area home. You are making a significant investment, so familiarize yourself with these six aspects of a complete roof replacement.
1. Accurate Estimate
At Westfall Roofing, our estimates are built during our full on-site inspection. We walk the perimeter of your home, poke around in the attic, and even inspect other structures on your property.
We search for damaged wood to estimate exactly how much wood of all types—rafters, sheathing, fascia—needs to be replaced.
Once work begins, we seldom have to add much to the wood to complete your roof, keeping your costs low.
2. Eyes on the Attic
By inspecting your home’s attic, our representative can assess:
- Roof sheathing
That information helps us build a detailed Scope of Work and precise estimate.
3. Look Up
A perimeter inspection means walking around your home, looking up at the eaves for soffit vents, and looking at the fascia boards behind your gutters. Rotten wood must be replaced in both locations, and soffit vents must provide adequate airflow.
Our representative will provide as much information about the complete roof replacement process as possible, including notifications about noise, plant protection, and even the smells generated by the work. We strive to protect your landscaping, plan where to park our equipment and establish a landing zone for the torn-off debris removed by our highly skilled technicians.
5. Water and Ice Shield
In addition to the underlayment, Westfall Roofing uses a self-adhesive ice and water shield, providing outstanding protection against water infiltration. This self-sealing material tightly grips around staples and nails. It covers over old holes in the sheathing and spans the tiny, necessary sheathing gaps. Some insurers will discount your homeowners’ insurance if you have this membrane since it prevents water damage.
The full roof replacement is not complete until your yard is free of debris. We use a magnetic broom to pick up ferrous metal. We let you know upfront what to expect (sometimes a few stray bits of metal will remain) and the safety measures we take to ensure the safety of our workers, your home, and your family. Contact us today at Westfall Roofing to ensure your home in the Tampa Bay or Sarasota areas receives only the best roof replacement. We are the roofer you can count on from our fast, free estimates to final inspection.