If your home's roof is past its prime and is severely damaged, you need to have it replaced as quickly as possible. Otherwise, damage could result on the inside of your home. To make this roof replacement go as smoothly as possible, remember these tips.
Have Old Roof Inspected First
Replacing your entire roof is not a cheap job to complete, sometimes ranging into the thousands. To make sure you really need this replacement, you should have your roof inspected by a licensed roofer. This professional will come out and inspect every aspect of your roof for hours.
After the inspection is completed, you'll receive a full report documenting the damages present. The report also will show how much it will cost to repair these damages. If these damages cost more than replacing your entire roof, the contractor will let you know right away to help you avoid wasting money.
Select a Roofing Material
If you come to find out that a roof replacement is indeed needed, you'll need to start thinking about roofing materials. There are many quality options today, including metal, asphalt shingles, and clay tile. Metal is one of the most durable material options and is extremely easy to take care of. It is one of the more costlier options, however.
Conversely, asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable options. They are also fairly easy to replace on a small scale. If you're looking for something that's a little more distinct, consider clay tile as a material. In addition to having a long-lasting design, clay tiles can improve your home's energy efficiency.
Get a Warranty
No matter what type of roof you have installed on your home, it's important to get a warranty on the work completed. Then if problems do occur to your roof after the installation is complete, you won't have to pay for additional work so long as the warranty is still active.
Not all roofing companies will offer a warranty, so it's important to find out if they do before agreeing to a contract. It's also important to note that you may have to pay additional costs to have a warranty included with your roof.
Although having your entire roof replaced may seem like a huge makeover, it doesn't have to be difficult to get through. You simply need to prepare and know what this huge investment involves. Only then can you avoid major complications along the way of getting a new roof.
Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!