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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 by Alejandra Roca
It’s easy to take a roof for granted when there aren’t any problems with leaks or other roofing defects. But when something goes wrong, it’s important for homeowners to know what to do to act quickly and protect their home, family, and real estate investment. There’s a lot more to know about roofing than you might expect, so we’ve rounded up experts from top roofing companies to answer all our most pressing roofing questions to empower you with everything you need to know to keep your roof in top shape. Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about roofs but were afraid to ask… straight from the roofing pros!
One of the easiest ways to assure that your roof is performing correctly is by looking for curling, loose, or missing shingles. It’s also highly recommended to do a routine check every 3-5 years for things such as attic moisture. A little bit of time here and there can go a long way in protecting the life of your roof. When doubt, always make sure to consult an expert in your area who has the proper roofing credentials.
The amount of time it takes to replace a roof can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, including roof size, height, and pitch, complexity of the overall job, any related deck, terrace, or balcony repairs, type of shingles used, current weather conditions, landscaping obstacles, and access requirements.
– Exterior Pros
In a perfect world, the best time to replace or repair your roof would be before it starts to leak. This is likely to save homeowners a sizeable sum on interior repairs. Sadly, many people don’t realize there’s an issue until the damage is done. For those consumers who are being proactive instead of reactive, we suggest considering spring or fall for roofing replacement. At that time, ambient temperatures are optimal for handling roofing products. When the temperatures are too cold, the shingles may become brittle and could break as they are being installed, too hot and the asphalt tends to lose more granules. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, we offer a free comprehensive roof inspection that will inform homeowners of issues before a roof leak occurs.
– Infinity Home Improvement Inc.
When choosing the right type of roof for your home, it’s important to consider performance, longevity, and curb-appeal. Asphalt shingles tend to be the most popular, durable, and versatile choices for most homeowners. The best part about asphalt shingles is that there are many colors and textures to choose from, and they’re able to withstand even the harshest climates. It’s also important to choose a company that offers a long-lasting warranty that will give you peace of mind for years to come.
Yes! Here are some tips and things to consider before you start a roof installation project:
When you look at a roofing contract, the basics can easily be overlooked. When homeowners are dealing with a binding contract (such as a roofing contract), everything must be accurately represented. If there are any inconsistencies, companies may, unfortunately, look to those misrepresentations as a way out of contract with the homeowner. Here are some tips about what to specify and include in a roofing contract:
When you know the right questions to ask, and you can rely on information from trusted pros, it’s easy to get ahead of roofing issues before they become major (and costly) issues. Regular and proper roof maintenance and addressing minor repairs will help extend the life of your roof and protect your home for years to come.