What to Know Before Replacing Your Roof
Getting a new roof is a huge investment and you should do your due diligence first. If you are considering replacing your roof, here are a few things to keep in mind during the process:
Replacing vs. Reroof
First and foremost, you need to know if your roof needs to be entirely replaced or if a simple reroof or roof repair would suffice. Typically if your roof is older and is missing shingles in multiple areas, you will likely need a complete replacement. However, talk with an experienced roofing contractor like Guardian Roofs before making the decision.
Choosing a Roofing Material is Important
The next step is determining what type of roofing material you would like to use for your new rood. There are many different types, of which asphalt shingles are the most common and likely the cheapest. Other options include slate and wood shakes. These are attractive and typically have a longer lifespan than asphalt but they are more expensive. There are also ceramic tiles, but not only are the tiles more expensive, but the job might also require structural work to ensure your home can support the added weight.
Get Ready for the Noise
Once the work starts, you can expect noise and a lot of it. The job starts with scraping and removing the old shingles. Then, they are going to install the new shingles by hammering the new ones in. If you have young children or pets that are sensitive to noise, or you work from home, you might want to plan a few days away from home until the work is finished.
Consider Warranty Options
A new roof is a huge investment. As such, you want to make sure the work is guaranteed for a certain amount of time in case any issues arise. It is important to discuss the new roof warranty with your contractor and find out what is and is not covered.
Get a Contract in Place
You always want to protect yourself and your investments. That is why you need to get a signed contract in place before any work begins. There are plenty of horror stories of contractors taking the money and running, leaving the job halfway through, or doing shoddy work. A contract will protect you if it gets to the point where you need to sue them.
Guardian Roofs Can Help With Your Roof!
If you are looking to replace your roof, it is essential to hire a licensed and insured roofing contractor like Guardian Roofs. Since 1984, we’ve been providing quality roofing services throughout southern California. Our experienced team has the skills and knowledge necessary to get the job done in a timely, quality, and affordable manner. We will walk you through the process every step of the way and won’t leave until your 100% satisfied with the work. Contact us today at (714) 633-3619 to schedule an appointment and get a quote on your reroofing services.