Are You Trying To Decide On A New Roof?
Has your roof been damaged by the elements, or is it just plain old? Either way, here are some ideas for you to consider as you proceed.
Finding The Right Contractor For Your Roof - If you know that your present roof can be saved, you'll need to find the best roofing contractor for the job.
- Ask to see proof that the contractor has full insurance. Don't hesitate to call the insurance company to make sure that the information you've been given is valid.
- It's really smart to select a company that has been around for a long time. Even though you might be given a lower bid by somebody new, that company might not be around if you have problems later on.
- Don't be pressured by somebody who comes to your door giving you a deal that seems too good to pass up. If you feel that this salesman has merit in what he is offering you, still find out about insurance and follow up with verification.
- Get everything in writing. The price should include labor and materials. Find out if the final bid includes clean up after the job is complete. Don't pay for the job until it is totally finished.
Selecting A Totally New Roof - If you have decided that a new roof would best serve your needs, you have some great options.
- If you chose a shingle roof many years ago, you might be surprised at the beautiful new colors and styles that are now available. The great part about a shingle roof is that it goes well with any type of architecture. Shingle roofs are very affordable and, when repairs are needed, that is not a huge enterprise.
- A tile roof is gorgeous and, even though it is usually the most expensive type of roof, you definitely get your money's worth. They're extremely durable, they're very fire resistant and they withstand the elements well.
- When you select a tin roof you are choosing to lower your energy bill at the same time because metal reflects the rays of the sun. Like tile roofs, tin roofs are also fire resistant. Even if a tin roof receives damage from the elements, it will still hold tight and you won't have water leakage. Of course, serious hail will make dents in a tin roof but, if you select a heavily textured style, the dents won't even show.
For more information on roofing and re-roofing, contact a local contractor.