Becoming a homeowner is a great accomplishment. You’ve invested in yourself, your family, and future. Proper home maintenance is essential to the resale value of the house. Now that you are responsible for an entire house, you have a lot of learning upkeep to do. One of the areas that probably doesn’t get enough attention until it’s too late is you roof. We’re going to help answer some common questions about getting a new roof and whether you need one.
When do I need a new roof?
If your roof needs replacement, it’s not something you should delay. Yes, it’s a major investment, but you want to take care of this right away to avoid any further damage to your house. It may be time to replace your roof once you start noticing wet spots on your ceiling or attic, if shingles appear to be curled, missing, or are bristling, if you notice rot, of if there is water backup in your eaves. It’s a good idea to get a professional inspection if you see any of these signs. They will be able to best determine if the roof needs to be replaced, or if any issues can be patched.
What are my new roofing options?
It’s unfortunate that you need to replace your roof, but on the bright side, your house is getting a bit of a makeover and this means you get to choose a new style of roof. You can choose from traditional shingles, forged iron, metal, RoofGuard, and more in a variety of styles and colors to create a completely customized look. Our professional roofers can help you pick the best options for you at Politz Enterprises Inc.
How long does a new roof last?
Roofing is one of those areas where you get what you pay for. We’re not saying that the most expensive roofing options are always the best, but the more quality materials you use, the longer your roof will last. We also highly recommend trusted professionals complete the installation to ensure that everything is done properly. Typically, you can expect a well taken care of roof to last about 20 years. Of course, many roofs will last much longer with proper regular maintenance.
Is there any prep work prior to installation?
To ensure that the installation goes smoothly, we recommend removing loose items from the walls such as frames, clocks, and mirrors, just so any vibrations from the roof don’t knock down your belongings. Clear the driveway and area around the house to give your contractor and their equipment room to work and maneuver. It’s also important to note that some materials may fall, so you want to keep the ground area clear of anything that may get damaged.
Replacing your roof doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Ask some fellow homeowners if they have ever used a contractor they could recommend. If someone else you know had a positive experience, chances are, you will too. Word of mouth recommendations speak a lot to the character of the contractor. Be sure to investigate the roofing company you choose to verify their quality of work. As long as you choose a well qualified contractor, they will have your best interest at heart and help make the process seamless. If you’re not ready to invest in a new roof, there may be alternative options. Have a professional inspect your roof and see if there are any patchwork or short term resolutions.
Whatever your roofing needs, we’re here to help. We’ll make sure your home is looking its best and ready to last the test of time. Call us up with any questions or schedule a consultation to discuss your roofing concerns today!