Wood Roof Replacement Omaha

Who is a good fit for wood roof replacement Omaha?

When you think you may need to replace your wood roof, you may have to plan for a significant investment, so it’s imperative to ensure that a full wood roof replacement is the best option for your specific situation. To give you a general idea, if you notice that your wood roof is deteriorating, leaking, or possibly damaged, then it’s probably a good idea to have Full Armor take a look at your wood roof to determine if it would be worth replacing it.


How do you know when you should be replacing your wood roof?

  • Visible Damage: If you are able to see damaged shingles, missing shingles or if you happen to notice that your roof is dropping or sagging in areas, it’s a good sign that your wood roof might need replacement.
  • Age: Wood roofs in this area typically last between 15 and 35 years, depending on the type of wood and how well the roof has been maintained over the years. If you think your roof is approaching or has exceeded its lifespan, you might be ready for a new wood roof replacement Omaha.
  • Leaks: If you notice you have a constant leak or a persistent drip coming from your roof, it’s more than likely that the cedar wood has become too deteriorated to repair and would be best suited to be replaced.
  • Mold or rot: If you see signs of mold or rot on your roof, you will want to replace this as soon as possible and it is a good indicator that your wood roof is no longer protecting your home from the elements. This can also cause further damage to your home if not replaced from possible leaks affecting the internal framing structure of your home.


Do you have to remove the old roof when replacing a wood roof or can you add on top of the roof?

Yes, in this area, it is necessary and required to remove the old wood roofing before installing the new wood roof or whatever roofing material you so choose. One reason is because adding an additional layer of wood shingles on top of the existing shingles, will add unnecessary weight to the roof. In addition, it will then make it much more difficult to properly repair and inspect any damage to the roofing structure underneath.

Removing your old wood roof allows us to adequately inspect the roof decking for any signs of damage, deterioration and proper spacing, which all can be addressed before installing your new wood roof. This ensures that the new wood roof is installed on a solid substructure. All of this can be a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, but it is also an imperative measure in guaranteeing the dependability and longevity of your new wood roof.

Are there more options for wood roofs now?

While wood roofing has been a traditional roofing material for quite some time, there are now a variety of alternative options available for wood roof replacement. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are the most common and affordable option for wood roof replacement Omaha if you are looking for a different type of shingle for your home. They are available in a variety of colors and styles, including ones that mimic the look of wood shingles.
  • Synthetic Shingles: Synthetic shingles are designed to look like traditional wood shingles but are made from materials like polymer, plastic or rubber, in some cases. There are a lot of neighborhoods around that are switching away from wood roofs to this type of shingle. They are more durable and dependable than wood shingles, and are also resistant to weathering and insect damage.
  • Metal Roofing: Metal roofing is a great option for homeowners who are looking for a reliable and long-lasting roofing material. Metal roofs can be made to look like wood shake shingles or slate shingles, like our shingles from ProVia, and are available in a variety of color options.


How long should this new wood roof last?

The lifespan of a new wood roof will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of wood used, the quality of the installation, and the climate. Generally speaking though, wood roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, however there are some thicker, high-quality wood roofs that can last for up to 50 years or more with the proper care and maintenance.

Regular maintenance is also imperative for ensuring longevity of your wood roof. This can include cleaning the roof to remove tree branches or other debris, inhibiting the growth of algae and/or moss, repairing any damage to the roof in a timely manner, and even treating the roof with a preservative to prevent decay. Overall, a well-maintained wood roof can provide many years of protection and beauty for your home.

How long does it take to replace my wood roof?

To replace a wood roof, the time it can take varies from home to home, depending on a variety of factors, including the size, complexity, accessibility, and the weather conditions. Relatively speaking, a typical wood roof replacement can range from a few days to a week or more to complete.

The process of replacing a wood roof typically involves a number steps, including:

  • Removing the old roofing material: We will first need to remove the old wood shingles and underlayment, which can be a labor-intensive process and will produce a large amount of waste. We will then inspect the underlying roof structure for any signs of damage or rot.
  • Preparing the roof decking: Once the old roof is removed, we will prepare the roof deck for the new wood shingles. This will involve us replacing damaged or rotten sections of the roof deck and adding a layer of underlayment to provide additional ventilation and protection from the elements.
  • Installing the new wood shake shingles: The new wood shake shingles will be installed using a combination of nails and adhesives. These will then also be overlapped to provide adequate protection against the weather.
  • Finishing touches: Once the shingles are completely installed, the roof will be inspected for any remaining issues, and any necessary repairs or adjustments will be made.


What do I need to do to prepare for a wood roof replacement

  • Remove obstacles: Make sure the area around your home is free of any obstructions that may get in the way of the installation process, such as your outdoor furniture, potted plants, or vehicles.
  • Inform your neighbors: Let your neighbors know that you will be replacing your wood roof, and provide them with our contact information or our project manager’s information in the event they have any questions or concerns.
  • Plan for noise and debris: Roof replacement can be noisy and messy, so be prepared for some disruption to your daily routine. Consider making arrangements to work elsewhere during the installation process if you work from home, are sensitive to noise or even dust. We will always try to minimize both of these but wood roof replacements create a lot of waste during the tear-off phase.

By taking these couple steps to prepare for your wood roof replacement, you can help ensure a smooth and successful installation and minimal disruption to your daily regime.

It’s important to hire a qualified roofing contractor with experience in wood roof replacement. Full Armor is licensed, bonded and insured with a good reputation, and would be able to provide references from previous clients. We can help identify any potential areas of concern before they become major problems.