When building a new home or business, your roof is what keeps you safe. Many people don't know how to spot problems before they happen. For example, failure to choose the right shingles can lead to problems with snow/ice accumulation and leaks. Here is the information you need to ensure your roof locks in value.
Choosing the Right Roofing Materials
There are a variety of materials used for roofing today. These include shingles made from asphalt and wood, tiles, shakes, and slate sheets. Shingles are probably the most common type of roofing material on homes in the United States today. They come in many different colors and textures and are easy to install. However, they do not last as long as other types of shingles, such as cedar shingles or slate shingles which can last for generations without needing replacement.
How to Know When You Need a New Roof
There are several signs that indicate it may be time to replace your roof. If your roof has been damaged by wind or hail or is leaking, if the shingles are curling or buckling, or if you have shingle granules on your patio or driveway — it might be time for a replacement. The age of your current roof is also a factor. An experienced contractor can inspect your home's roof and give you an idea of when a replacement might be necessary.
Hiring Experienced and Qualified Roofers
You can't always tell if a roof is going to last just by looking at it. In fact, you may not even be able to tell if the shingles are new or old. There are things that you can do to make sure your roof will last and help lock in its value.
First, you want to hire experienced and qualified roofers. Some companies may try to take advantage of homeowners who don't know much about roofs and offer them lower bids. These companies might not have as much experience with installing roofs in your area and could use inferior materials.
So how do you find a reputable company? Take these steps:
- Ask friends and family for recommendations.
- Check their website for references or testimonials from happy customers.
- Ask for proof of insurance and licenses.
These are things that will help ensure you are getting the right professionals to handle your roofing project.
A solid roofing job requires reliable materials, skillful workers, and proper installation. Contact a roofer to discuss options to get the most value out of a new roof for your home.
To find out more, contact a company like Sweers Eavestrough and Roofing Co, Inc.