How to Choose the Best new Roof

How to Choose a Roof for Your HomeEven when you look at your child’s drawings of homes you’ll see they’ll always have a roof on top of them because they’re so important. This is why when you want to buy a new roof you should spend some time thinking through your decision so you get the best value for your hard-earned money. With this in mind, here are some important tips that will help you find the right roofing company for your roof replacement.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Before you start shopping for a roof replacement you should think about your lifestyle and your home’s longevity – whether you’ll be living there for a long time or you plan on moving when your family grows. Now also think about what type of climate or weather your roof needs to withstand. This is important to think about before you start researching the various types of roofing materials because some roof types can’t withstand hotter climates (e.g. asphalt).

Forget About Color

When you look up roof replacement in a typical search engine you’ll find that there are a lot of articles written by roofing companies discussing things like the color and look of new roofs. This is because these are the “fun” things involved with roof replacement, but they’re not important. The main thing to concern yourself with here is how your roof will protect you – the materials and their durability.

Research and Understand Roofing Materials

Ask any roofing company and they’ll tell you that research is important. You don’t want to blindly choose a roof without knowing what will suit your needs or you may spend more money than necessary and still be unsatisfied. Some of the most common roofing materials you’ll want to investigate include asphalt, slate, wood and metal. Your roofing company will tell you that each of these materials have their own advantages and disadvantages – including cost, durability, and lifespan.

Familiarize Yourself with Warranties

Don’t forget to take some time to ask about a warranty for the work you’re having done. These will vary depending on the material and the roofing company you contract with. Make sure you’re well informed about both things before you make a final decision. Since manufacturers are responsible for writing most of these warranties they’ll typically last 20 – 50 years, but you’ll want to check to make sure.

Schedule an Appointment with a Professional

Once you have all this information it’s time to call a contractor and get started with your roof replacement. Make sure you’re “armed” with a list of questions to ask, pictures of roofs you like, and any other notes you’ve written down along the way. The contractors will be pleasantly surprised that you’ve taken some time to do some research before reaching out to them.

For exceptional service from trusted roofing professionals, contact Done Rite Roofing today. Whether you’ve found the perfect roof or you still have some lingering questions, we can walk you through the process and provide you with a safe roof for years to come.