If you have had your asphalt roof damaged by hail or water then chances are that there are some areas of your roof that are severely frayed. In order to salvage any type of roof you must keep an eye out for these damaged areas and if you see any signs of them getting worse, make sure that you repair them as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the longer you wait before repairing these areas the more money you will end up paying.
Types of Roofing and Materials
The most common roofing material that you will find on asphalt roofs is asphalt shingles and they come in different sizes and thicknesses. Most companies that you call for roofing quotes will give you a quote based on how much amount of flashing that you would like to have installed. The minimum amount of flashing that you should have is one and a half inches per tile but many companies will ask for two and three inches per tile depending on what sort of roofing material that you are using. Keep in mind that if you are using metal as the underlying structure of the roof then you are going to need to purchase metal flashing at the same time that you buy the asphalt roof membrane and the metal roof shingles so that you can seal the metal roofing material.
It is highly recommended that when you are doing the installation of the roofing material that you hire a professional to do the work because in some cases the flashing installation might get damaged if you try to install it yourself. If you are wondering how much attic ventilation will cost then you will want to keep in mind that the attic ventilation is dependent upon what type of roofing material that you use so you will want to keep that in mind if you are having any questions about how much attic ventilation will cost you. In most cases the attic ventilation is not that expensive at all. You will also want to keep in mind that if you are planning on using a hot attic for your home then you are going to need to make sure that you have a good system installed for cooling the attic and the system that you will use should include a heat pump that will be able to raise the temperature in the attic for you.