Don’t rush your re-roofing plans. Consider these elements first.
A roof replacement can be a big project, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is even more true if this is your first roofing project, but just because you’ve had roofing projects done before, don’t assume it will be exactly the same. You should still take your time, do some research, and decide what really works best for you before you start shopping for your roof replacement. But what are some of the things you need to consider?
This is one of the most important considerations. The type of roofing materials you choose will not only affect the aesthetic of your roof but your attic insulation and the longevity of your roof. At Montgomery Winslow, we offer all the major roofing materials, like classic shingles or element tile, as well as modern options like metal, reflective, or flat roofs. Some of these roofs will be longer lasting than others, while some may be better suited to your climate. Talk to your roofer about the best roofing material for your home after doing your own research.
Of course, different roofing materials have different costs — and then you have to consider the cost of installation. This is where some homeowners might consider a DIY re-roofing, but often this costs more money down the line due to unexpected problems with installation or a need to replace again sooner than you might with a professional’s help. Professional roofers are also often insured, so if accidents happen on the job, you won’t be held liable and it won’t hold up your project for long. You also may be able to apply for financing with your roofer.
Installation Day Plans
Roof replacement can be noisy and distracting, even with the right contractors. However, if you choose the right contractors, you can leave your home during the installation knowing that they have it handled. This means you’ll want to plan what to do with yourself for the big day. Will you ask off work to stay close to home in case of emergency? Take a day trip to a nearby city or mall? What about the kids or any pets? Have all of your plans determined before the installation day comes, and make sure to leave your phone number with the contractors so they can reach you if need be.
Are you ready for your re-roofing project or do you need to consider further? Contact Montgomery Winslow today for more information or a free estimate.