Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Top Decisions You'll Need To Make When Having A New Roof Installed

by William Gerard

If you have been thinking about having a new roof installed on your home, there are a few decisions that you will need to make in the near future. For example, these are some of the things you should think about and decide on when you're having this type of work done on your house.

Is Now a Good Time to Replace Your Roof?

First of all, you should determine if now is a good time for you to have your roof replaced. If your roof is still repairable and isn't too old, having repairs done might make more sense. If it will cost a lot of money to have your roof repaired, or if it's really old, replacing it is probably a good idea.

Should You Have Your Existing Roof Removed?

Many people aren't aware of this, but just because you're having a new roof installed does not actually mean that your current roof has to be removed first. In some cases, re-roofing is appropriate; this refers to installing the roofing material, such as asphalt shingles, on top of the existing roof. This can work well if you'd like to minimize cost and get the project done faster, but it's not always the best choice. A roofing professional can determine if re-roofing is an option for your home and can discuss the pros and cons of this option.

What Type of Roof Will You Have Installed?

You will obviously need to determine which type of roofing material you want to have installed, such as whether you want asphalt shingles or metal roofing. There are various brands that make each type of roofing material, so you'll likely want to choose the one with the best reputation and a good warranty. Additionally, you should determine the color of your roofing, since this will have a big impact on the look of your home.

Who Will Handle Your Roofing Installation?

Of course, who you hire to install your new roof does matter. Make sure you choose a licensed and insured roofing professional. This is important if you want to be sure that the job is done right and if you want your warranty coverage to be valid since many roofing companies require you to have your roof professionally installed in order for them to honor the warranty.

As you can see, there are a variety of decisions that you have to make when having a new roof installed. If you think carefully about these decisions, you can help ensure that everything is successful when you have your current roof replaced. 

Contact a local company to learn more about roof replacement.


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Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!