A roof replacement is a big project that can either end up in extreme disappointment or satisfaction depending on how you approach it. Below are some useful tips to enhance the replacement experience and outcome.
Upgrade the Roofing
The new roof doesn't have to match the existing one. You don't even have to use the same design and materials. If your budget allows it, take advantage of the replacement to upgrade your roofing. For example, if your current shingles are rated class B for their fire resistance, you can upgrade to class A rated shingles. You can upgrade material quality, insulation quality, and even opt for a new roof pitch.
Look Beyond Price
Many people know they should get quotes from different contractors before committing to one. Unfortunately, most quote comparisons are restricted to price comparisons. You should know that there is more to roofing quotes than prices. The contractor's experience, the quality of the materials, the labor warranty, and even the exact series included in the quote all differ. For example, a contractor with a slightly lower quote may leave out some services (such as clean up) that a contractor with a slightly higher price has included in their quote.
Repair Other Areas
Some parts of the roof are usually covered, which means they are difficult to inspect, maintain, or renovate. The replacement project will expose your roof to its bare essentials. Take advantage of the opportunity to carry out all the necessary repairs because they will be covered up once the replacement is done. For example, corroded or rotten wood should be replaced even if they are not part of the replacement proper.
There are two main forms of roofing warranties—workmanship and material warranty. The workmanship warranty comes from the contractor and protects you from labor-related negligence, while the material warranty comes from the material manufacturer and takes care of the material defects. Understand exactly what each warranty covers, their validity periods, as well as their terms and conditions.
Know What to Expect
Replacing a roof is a complicated project; it is almost as complicated as the installation of a new roof. Know what to expect so that you can experience minimal disruptions during the roof installation. For example, you should expect vibrations and disturbances during the work, which means you should remove wall and roof hangings (such as decorations) for the duration of the work. Get a place to stay during the replacement for your safety and peace of mind while your roof is installed.
For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Economy Roofing and Construction.Share