About Our Roofers
Here are some things about roofing that you might be interested in.
Most roofs last between 25 to 40 years. If your roof has served its life expectancy then it’s time to look into the process of replacing your roof. Sometimes doing the research and finding the right roofing contractor for the job can be daunting. But just remember, if you do due diligence in your search there is no reason why it can’t be a pleasant experience for you.
You will find a wide range of roofing contractors to choose from. Just be sure to choose the roofers who fit your comfort zone. One that you feel will do you the best job for your budget and provide you with all the objectives you have in mind for your roof replacement.
Local Roofing Contractors
Look for a contractor that is local with a proven track record of getting the job done with customer satisfaction. Carefully and thoroughly read the contract, and ask any questions you may have “before” signing the contract. Remember, most roofing contractors are great people with great companies, but there are always some that are unscrupulous, deceptive, and dishonest.
Choosing Roofing Shingles
Once you have chosen your contractor you will need to choose your roofing material. Your contractor can help you choose a number of roofing products from a wide range of manufacturers such as GAF, Tamko, Certain Teed, Owens Corning, and Malarkey. Your budget will most likely determine the roofing product you choose for your roof replacement. Together you and your contractor can determine which shingle is right for you.
For most homeowners the question is, what shingle is right for me? This is where style, type, and color comes in. If you have a Home Owner’s Association you will want to fit into their guide lines for the neighborhood. So check with them before proceeding. They may have very strict guide lines for what type, style, and color shingle you may use in your neighborhood.
What Do Roofers Charge?
Next thing to consider is price. How much money do you want to spend on replacing your roof? You can pay less by choosing an inferior cheap material. Your contractor may save you money by offering to buy roofing material from a supplier who deals in seconds, returns, or discontinued material. You should always refuse this kind of offer. More often than not it ends up costing you more instead of saving you money.
Most asphalt shingles have a 25 to 40 year warranty. They range from a simple three tab shingle to a class four hail resistant shingle. In recent years the most popular shingle sold is the “Architectural” shingle. This shingle is known for its durability, stylishness, and elegance. Its high dimensional appearance is very eye appealing and its overall aesthetics create an expensive visual. They have proven themselves to have structural integrity and durability.
When it comes to roof replacement, doing your research is vital. Knowledge is everything. Make replacing your next roof a pleasant experience by “knowing your stuff” and working with a reputable roofer.