One of the most important component of your house is the roof. It protects you, your family, and your belongings plus it keeps water out of your head. Although no homeowner would want to pay for a new roof, the crucial and aesthetic purpose it serves will somewhat ease your pain of having to spend as much as $20,000 to get it done. For this amount of money, you need to make sure that the work is done right the first time around. To help you have a successful installation of your new roof, here are a few important things you need to know.
There are some roofing contractors who do not give that much importance about customer satisfaction since roof replacement is done only after a few decades. This means they do not have to rely on repeat business. Additionally, several homeowners make the mistake of choosing a roofing contractor based on price alone. A lot of roofers employ low wage workers so they can provide the lowest possible bids. What all these means is that you have to be very careful of who you hire. Get referrals from your neighbors or from people you trust. Also, don’t forget to check major roofing manufacturer sites where you can find lists of certified installers. You should also request for client references from all the roofers that you are considering to hire. Check their background and reputation on websites like Angie’s List.
Remove The Old Roof
Your roof can have two layers of asphalt shingles, so if your roof only has one layer now, you can have another layer installed on top of it. It can save you a few hundred dollars and some inconveniences but it also means that the roofer won’t be able to inspect and fix the decking as well as the flashing underneath when required. If you are located in a place with a cold climate, removing the old roof will let your roofing contractor from NMB Roofing Pros to install water and ice shield, which can prevent leaks at the eaves in case of ice buildup. The process of stripping away the old roof will become complicated if you have things other than asphalt shingles on your roof.
Go Top Shelf
If you do not want to worry about your roof anytime soon, and provide you with some selling points if you decide to move, be sure to buy high quality products. When it comes to finding the most durable metal to seal the joints where the roof meets with another roof or a wall, be sure to go for copper flashing.
Check The Paperwork
For this type of job, which may last for up to five days based on the size and style of the roof, the work involves a huge amount of money and liability. You have to pay attention to three important documents. These are the building permit, a written contract, and a letter addressed to you from the insurance company of the North Myrtle Beach roofing contractor confirming that their compensation and liability plans are valid and updated.
Call NMB Roofing Pros if you think your home needs a new roof.
NMB Roofing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582