Professional Roofing Installation: 6 Key Points to Consider
At one point or another, we all have to face the reality of fixing the roof over our heads. You’ve had a consultation and a professional roofing company has made a recommendation for you about your roof. Here are six key points to consider before the professional roofing installation project starts on your property.
Roofing Materials Used
The first thing to consider when you are replacing a roof for your home is the roofing materials that will be used. Ask what materials the company uses. Asphalt shingles are quite popular in the United States, with many homes having them. Do they handle asphalt shingles, slate, wood shake, metal, rubber, or more? As a homeowner, you can reduce your home’s energy needs just by choosing the right roofing materials.
Repairs to Aluminum and Copper Gutters
Sometimes the work done by a professional roofing installation company has to extend beyond the roof to gutters and windows. Ask if the company handles gutter installation and repairs, as well as installing new and replacement windows. Efficient gutter installation and proper gutter maintenance will protect other areas of the home such as custom windows and doors from being flooded with rainwater and debris, both of which are potentially damaging to your property.
New and Replacement Windows
Make sure to ask if energy efficient windows will be installed. As a homeowner, you can reduce your home’s energy needs by choosing these types of windows. It has been shown that energy bills can increase when air escapes through drafty windows.
New and Replacement Siding
Does this professional roofing company also install new and replacement siding? If so, find out what kinds. For instance, compared to other types of siding vinyl siding is much easier to re-install if it has been ripped off in heavy winds (above 110 mph). This is a key consideration, especially if the property is in an area that experiences frequent heavy windstorms.
If you’ve never had to replace a roof, this point might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But looks count and the roof on a house is like the icing on a cake. It adds the final, finishing touch to the entire look. Plus, it will add to the resale value of the property.
You probably do not want a shortcut job, where you put the new roof over the old one. This process, according to estimates by the roofing company, will not make your new roof last as long as it could. You want your new roof to last as long as possible. Roofing replacement, as projects go, is a big project. It’s not a project you want to tackle again any sooner than is absolutely necessary. Durability should be a key consideration in the selection of a new roof.
If there’s one thing we take for granted sometimes, it’s having a roof over our heads. But when we know there’s something wrong with the roof, it’s time to take action. Being informed is a key factor in finding an experienced professional roofing installation company to complete your project. Doing research ahead of time will help you find the best value that will give you of peace of mind for years to come.