A lot of homes built in San Jose were built between the 1950s and 1970s. As the initial roofing failed, repairs usually meant placing a new layer of shingles over the old ones. Sometimes this happened more than once. We regularly encounter homes with multiple layers of asphalt or composite shingles. The sheer weight of these shingles puts strain on the structural supports of the home. With the number of small earthquakes in the region, any extra weight on the structural supports of a home can result in cracking and potential failure. Relieving this pressure from the roof is one of our number one priorities during a roof replacement. That's one of the reasons we do full tear offs before putting on a new roof.
Another reason that we do the full tear off instead of simply putting a new layer on, is that we can inspect the decking for potential wood rot or water damage. Putting a new roof over one with existing problems is a temporary patch that will need to be fixed again in a very short time. We do patch jobs, but usually only during the rainy season.
We often get asked to change the type of roofing material from the existing shingling or tile to metal or vice versa. Some roofers will just place the new material over the old one to cut back on labor costs and undercut the competition. The resulting roof is heavy, poorly secured to the existing structure, and apt to fail much sooner than it should. We want you to be aware of these differences when you are choosing a contractor. Ask for the price of a roof replacement with a full tear off and use that to compare. Even if you choose to go with another company, this is essential for you to get the best roof for your money and not have to replace it again in less than ten years.
When you start comparing us, apples to apples, with the competition, you'll find we deliver superior craftsmanship at a competitive price, and usually in a better time frame. In addition, we stand behind our work with a full 10 year warranty on all roof replacements, regardless of the material.
Our roof replacement team is also available in Milpitas, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Alum Rock, Los Altos, and more. Call now for details.