Getting a new roof is a big undertaking. It can be somewhat stressful since a new roof costs a lot of money. You want to make good decisions so you get good value for the money you spend. A roofing contractor is a big help in guiding you through the process. Here are ways they help when you get a new roof.
Choose Your New Roofing
Even if you stay with asphalt shingles, you'll have a few decisions to make when you pick out your new roofing. You'll need to select the grade of shingles you want and the color. A roofing contractor can show you samples of different shingle colors and help you select the right color that matches the siding of your home. They can also help you choose the grade of shingles to buy based on your budget and the degree of durability you want in your roofing.
Obtain The Permit
The roofing contractor usually obtains the permit and includes the cost in your quote for the new roof. This saves you from dealing with the codes office. In addition, the roofing contractor will handle the inspections that are needed to close out the permit. You won't have to worry about any of these details, and the work will be properly permitted with documentation added to your property record.
Clean The Work Area
When your new roof is on, the area around your home should be just as tidy as it was before work began. The crew is careful not to make a mess, but if they do, they clean up after themselves. The roofing contractor arranges for a dumpster to be parked in your driveway to collect debris so it's easy to keep the work area clean. The last step in putting on your new roof is to walk around your house with a magnetic broom and pick up nails and debris so you don't have to worry about nails in your yard.
Provide A Warranty
A new roof usually comes with a manufacturer's warranty for the shingles that pays for problems due to a manufacturing error. Your roofing contractor may add another warranty that covers workmanship errors that lead to roof damage. You may never need to use either one of these warranties, but having them gives you peace of mind since new shingle roofing is a big investment.
Besides all this, your roofing contractor handles all the details associated with tearing off an old roof and putting on a new one so you don't have to do anything at all. You won't even need to be home unless you just want to stay to watch the work being done.
Contact a roofing contractor for more information.