Decisions You’ll Face When Installing a New Roof

The decision of whether to purchase a new roof can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never had to undergo a roof replacement before. Your roof is arguably one of the most important elements of your home, so of course it’s only natural you’d want to learn everything you can about the process before making any major decisions.

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Hire the Right Roofing Company

The most important step in purchasing a new roof is hiring the right roofing company. If your roof isn’t installed correctly, it won’t perform as expected. A new roof is a significant investment, so hiring an inexperienced amateur may result in financial consequences later on.

Finding a reputable roofer isn’t difficult but it does require a little due diligence. You can start by asking your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers for a referral. When asking for referrals, don’t be afraid to take things a step further and ask about their experience with the roof itself and the installation process overall.

  • Does your new roof perform as expected?
  • Did the roofer start and end the job on time?
  • Did they clean up the debris and work area?
  • Were there any mistakes and how did they fix them?
  • Did they stay within the estimated budget?
  • Were they professional and easy to work with?

After narrowing down your list, continue your research online by reading customer reviews on social media pages and popular review sites. It’s nearly impossible to find a company without any negative reviews and if they don’t have a single negative review, it’s a red flag that they may have deleted some instead of addressing them publicly and making it right. Pay close attention to how the company responds to customer complaints. It’s crucial that you hire a reliable company who understands the importance of customer service and responds to their customers in a timely and professional manner by offering prompt, reasonable solutions to their concerns.

Collect estimates from at least three different roofing companies so you can compare and feel confident that you’re hiring the best roofing company to install your new roof. When making comparisons, keep in mind that the cheapest price isn’t always the best choice. Make your decision based on a variety of factors, versus simply selecting the contractor with the lowest bid. The right roofing company should have the skills, experience, and professionalism necessary to evaluate your current roofing situation, recommend the best products with your best interests in mind, and install your roof with careful precision.

Choose the Right Roofing Material

When choosing roofing materials, keep in mind that not all materials are created equal. If you want your new roof to last and perform as expected, then selecting high quality materials is crucial. The durability of your new roof will largely depend on the brand and type of roofing material you choose.

Asphalt shingles are the most used of all roofing materials due to their affordability and ease of installation. They’re available in a variety of colors and work with many architectural styles.

Ready for a New Roof?

Choosing the right materials for your home is another reason why it’s so important to hire an experienced roofing professional who will work closely with you to ensure that you’re selecting high quality roofing materials that will best fit your home and needs. Contact your local roofing experts at Armorvue Home Exteriors to learn more about how we can guide you through the process.