Your roof is an important investment for your home. It helps protect your family and plays a major impact in aesthetics and curb appeal. It also plays a huge role in energy efficiency and boosts retail value. Any way you slice it, having a high quality roof is a must for your home.
Below are 7 tips to ensure a top-notch roof replacement:
High Quality Materials
Using high quality materials has a significant impact on the durability of your new roof. They impact how long your roof can last through the rough Chicago weather patterns. Asphalt shingles are the most popular materials in this region, but there are other choices, too.
Don’t JUST Focus On The Price
Roofs are an investment, but cost shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision. You’ll want to focus on the quality, especially since the decision you make today can drive down the cost of your utility bills for a long time to come. That said, make sure your estimate is all inclusive, and covers things like permits and inspections, materials, and removal and disposal fees.
Explore Roofing Vs. Re-Roofing
You have options when it comes to a new roof. When you go the roofing, or new roof route, typically it involves tearing the old shingles off before installing the new ones. Re-roofing would be placing the new roof directly on top of the old shingles. A new roof typically lasts longer, but re-roofing would cost less.
Pick An Experienced Contractor
The experience and professionalism of the contractor you hire will go a long way in determining the quality of your new roof. It’s important to seek out a licensed and insured contractor and even seek out references to determine if they are the right contractor for you.
Get An Inspection
A proper inspection can help you determine what’s needed to ensure the quality of your roof. You’ll get an understanding of the issues that your current roof has and determine whether only a repair is necessary or if you need the full replacement. You’ll also be able to get the best options for the new roof from your roofing contractor.
Consider The Underlayment
This is the protective material placed between the roof deck and the shingles and it can add to the durability and longevity of a new roof.
Take Care Of Your Roof
Regular roofing maintenance and repairs can extend the lifespan of your investment and reduce the need for expensive repairs. Make sure to have your contractor inspect things regularly so that you can take on any issues before they become worse.
Hire An Experienced Roofing Company
A new roof is an investment in your home, but doing it right can pay off for years into the future. FTC Oury Group has an experienced team of roofing contractors that can help you get a top-notch roof replacement for your Chicago-area home. If you have questions or would like to talk about your project, contact us today!