When dealing with a roof replacement, there are a lot of decisions to make. You will have to choose the type of roofing to use, as well as deal with repairs and damage. When you are having these things done, it is a good idea to do other improvements to your roof, such as reduce water traps, add better moisture barriers and install attic vents. Here are some things that can be done to improve your roof replacement project:

1. Installing A Fire Resistant Roof Decking Material

There are many areas that can have fire hazards. This can be if you live in a dry desert climate or if you live in a forested area that is prone to wildfires. To help protect your home, you may want to consider having a rigid fire resistant decking material installed, which will help reduce fire hazards and keep your home safe.

2. Using High-Quality Moisture Barrier To Replace Asphalt Felt 

Moisture barriers can also be a good addition to your home. The conventional moisture barrier is an asphalt felt paper. Today, new synthetic materials are available, which are more durable. These materials also have fewer problems with leaks and can provide your home with more protection from leaks should your shingles ever become damaged.

3. Installing Attic Ventilation To Improve Efficiency And Reduce Damage

Another area that you may want to improve is the ventilation of your roof. On many homes, the top of the roof has ridge vents. These vents are low-profile and can aid in ventilation. If you only have these types of vents, consider adding turtle-backs (the square box-shaped vents), which may not be as attractive but are a practical ventilation solution.

4. Improving Water Traps And Roof Watershed To Reduce Potential Leaks

Another problem that you may have with an old roof is water traps. This is where heavy runoff can cause water to buildup or puddle. It may just where and area of the roofing more than others. To fix this, small structures can be built to reduce water traps around things like walls and chimneys that penetrate the roof.  These areas can also have additional flashing and rubber membranes installed to reduce the potential for leaks.

These are some things that can be done to improve your roof replacement. If your roof has reached the end of its life, contact a roofing company like Earhart Roofing Company Inc and talk with them about some of these additional improvements for your roof replacement.

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