Your home’s roof is your shield from all of nature’s elements and your protector from the outdoors. Without a roof, your home would just be an exposed space for anyone or anything to come in at any time.
The roof generally represents about 40% of the visual exterior of a typical home and therefore plays an important role in its aesthetics. If you plan to replace your roof in the near future, you may be wondering what kind of roof is right for you. Keep reading for some helpful tips.
Factors to Consider
Before you can even settle on a roof, you need to ask yourself and a roofing company a few questions. First, you need to know how long the roof will last. If it’s a cheap roof that will probably only last you a decade or so, you’re probably going to want something a little more durable. Next, you need to ask if the roof you may choose is too heavy for your already-existing roof framing. You don’t want the roof to crush your home, so if it’s too heavy for the frame, it’s probably not a good fit. Finally, you’re going to want to know how much is going to cost you. Typically, it’s a good idea to set a budget and make sure the roof of your choice stays within your price range.
There are some roofs out there that are better for your house than others. It’s just like when you go clothes shopping. Imagine you find an outfit that looks awesome on the mannequin, but when you try it on yourself it’s not flattering as it could be. If the roof is the wrong style or if it’s not the right color, you’re going to have to go with something completely different. Don’t get discouraged, though. There is definitely something out there for you and roof replacement contractors can help you figure it out.
If you have gone through roof replacement in the past, you may be familiar with warranties. If you’re unfamiliar with warranties, it’s important to know that there are two types. There is the manufacturer’s warranty which covers any problems with the material, and there’s another warranty that may be issued by the roof replacement contractors to cover any problems that happen during installation. Read each warranty carefully to figure out what is specifically covered and what is excluded.
Having roof is an essential part of your home, and getting a new one can be very exciting. Take a look at a few of the tips listed above when choosing your roof to know what to look for, what to expect, and which questions to ask the roof replacement contractors.
Originally seen at Style Roofing