Roofing Extras

Any household roof is an intricate collection of critical parts, including the shingles and chimney flashing. Monmouth County roofing professionals make it a point to survey the entire roof thoroughly and create an accurate quote. However, many roof sections are hidden from view. It’s possible to have extras added onto the quote midway through the project. Every roofer tries to avoid this scenario, but homeowners should be aware of some of the extras that may be necessary for a strong roof replacement.

Although the fascia boards aren’t physically attached to the upper roof section, they are an intricate part of the drainage system. They hang off the roof’s edge to support the rain gutter system. Roofers working on the project just after the quoting process may see rotted or decaying wood across certain fascia sections. This wood cannot be patched or strengthened. It must be replaced. Experienced roofers may catch this extra before the final quote, allowing the homeowner to have a more accurate estimate.

A common extra is the roof decking. Quality roofers try to evaluate the decking as accurately as possible, but it’s hidden under layered shingles and roofing felt. There could be cracks or decayed areas that must be replaced. This extra can be expensive but is crucial to a strong roof for years to come.

Flashing sections cover key transition points along the roof, such as between the roof and chimney. Although they’re made of metal, flashing sections could require replacement as roofers work across the roof surface. Corrosion and cracking make this material prone to leaking if roofers don’t replace it during installation. Flashing covers several transition areas so it’s critical that all sections are evaluated for their stability.

Even the rain gutters themselves could be damaged. Although some gutters can be repaired, most systems need replacement sections. If a roofer mentions the gutters, ask them to evaluate the entire system to see an accurate quote in return. Gutter issues that were easily hidden may be exposed during the roofing process. Protecting the home with a new roof and repaired gutter system is a great value because the labor is often shared between the two projects.

Discuss the quote with the professionals before agreeing to the terms. Ask about any extras already added into the original contract, for instance. Each roofing company quotes their projects differently, but all professionals want an accurate number for their clients. Keep up with communication and all issues will be easily covered between client and roofer. Have a question regarding new roofs or new gutters? Ask a roofing professional from Fortified Roofing of Monmouth County NJ.

Roofing term courtesy of Fortified Roofing, Monmouth County NJ:

Roofing felt

A protective sheet made with asphalt ingredients. It’s rolled out across bare roof decking to form a strong layer against moisture and damage. Roofing felt begins as a damage-control mechanism for roofers’ movements on the structure then moves on as a secondary roofing layer to the shingles above.

Question and answer from Monmouth County roofing contractor Fortified Roofing:

What if a homeowner doesn’t want to have these extras applied to the original quote?

Although roofing professionals try to add as many extras as possible to the original quote to avoid pricing changes, any additional necessities are part of a quality job. A roofing contract binds the homeowner to all local roofing regulations. If a quote change involves a mandatory roofing regulation, the roofer cannot proceed with the project until that regulation is met.

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