Tom Buzzard Roofing
Roofing Replacement Recommendations For Enhancing Your Home's Value
Proper roofing replacement choices can increase the value of your home and it can increase its desirability to potential home buyers. If you are planning to stay in your home for an extended amount of time, you can expect many years of worry-free living, by making the right choices in roofing materials. Finding an insured and qualified roofer to install the materials is essential to a beautifully-coordinated, leak-free roof.
Selecting Your Shingles:
Regardless of what your roofing needs may be, finding top-quality, 3-tab or architectural roof shingles, is important. Whether you are selecting standard choices or the luxury dimensional, textured or laminated replacement shingles, you should understand the differences and make your choice based on more than price, alone. While a 30-year shingle may be more expensive than a 25-year shingle, the money may be a fractional cost increase, overall. Consider the most durable roofing shingles, if you plan to stay in your home for an extended period or you live in a climate that experiences stronger winds, hail and extremely hot sun. You may find the added durability is worth the extra cost and it can help you avoid another insurance deductible, should adverse weather conditions threaten your roof's integrity. Searching for algae-resistant shingles can extend the useful life of your shingles, besides maintaining the curb appeal that is so important to your home's value and resale.
Choosing Your Roof Installer:
Without a doubt, finding an experienced and insured roofing installer can be one of the most important factors, for a quality and leak-free installation. Experienced installers and fully-insured roof contractors can make suggestions for the best materials and they may provide independent roof inspections. Look for certifications or preferred contractor status, but finding companies that offer crews, specially-trained in residential or "green" roofing services, can be an important aspect of a quality installation.
Material And Workmanship Warranties:
Making informed choices about your roof replacement may require you to compare material and workmanship warranties. This can be essential to making the best choices, even if you pay a little more for the shingles or the installers. There is little recourse to be taken by against a cheap "fly-by-night" crew that offers substandard materials and installation. This is especially true, if you are taken advantage of by the "hailstorm" chasers, which specialize in a "here today, gone tomorrow" roof replacement. If it is well worth the effort to find a reputable roofer, besides looking for one that offers the best warranty. Be sure to research customer testimonials and ask for references. This can be the best way to compare contractors and it can help you find a professional installer that will provide high-quality products and services.
Other Factors To Consider:
Ventilation, skylights and replacement of sub-roof materials may be other considerations, when you are faced with a roof replacement. It's important to find an experienced and reputable roofer that will offer the best advice, for your particular situation. Attics that aren't properly ventilated can cause warping of your roofing and shoddy skylight installations can cause your roof to leak. If your roof is past its peak, it's important to understand other factors that can keep it in "tip-top" condition, throughout its expected lifespan, when you are already faced with replacement of your shingles.
The information contained in this web-site is purposefully generic in is nature. It will generally pertain to most roofing situations. However, there might be specific structures and/or situations that might change the general approach to be used in a roof replacement protect.
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