When you install a new roof, are there other home components that you need to replace as well? It depends on the extent of the damage. The siding contractors at Timberline Roofing & Contracting elaborate further below.
When You Need to Replace Your Roof’s Insulation
If you were able to replace your roof before leaks started to appear, there’d be no need to replace its insulation layers. But if you’re replacing it because of moisture damage, you’ll need to replace its insulation as well. That’s because water may have made its way to your roof’s decking, which sits on top of the insulation.
How Moisture Affects Insulation
Depending on whether your attic was finished or not, your roof may have batts, blown or spray foam insulation. Homes with unfinished attics often use fiberglass batts or blown insulation. Moisture can diminish the fiberglass batts’ insulation capabilities.
Mold and moisture problems usually go hand in hand as well. Left unattended, mold and other moisture-related problems can spread to other parts of your home.
Why You’ll Need to Replace the Insulation Sooner or Later
Even if moisture hasn’t reached your roof yet, you’ll need to replace the insulation layer sooner or later. Your roof’s insulation layer becomes less effective as it gets older. If you’re replacing your roof because it’s well past its lifespan, you might as well replace its insulation.
Just make sure to hire a certified contractor. Whether you need new replacement windows or a new roof, always vet your contractor.
Hiring a certified contractor not only makes sure your roof will be properly installed but also helps you save money in the long run. Some manufacturers, like GAF®, offer extended warranties to roofing systems installed by certified contractors.
Looking for a certified contractor in your area? Timberline Roofing & Contracting, a GAF® Master Elite™ contractor, offers a wide range of roofing services, including roof insurance claim processing. To get a free estimate, call us at (612) 263-9700 or (507) 200-8880. Or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, MN.