Tips for Remodeling Your Roof
March 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Remodeling your roof is a big investment. Before you get started, check out these tips for your renovation!
1. Consider Your Curb Appeal
Before starting your roof remodeling project, take a look at the style and look of your current roof. The average roof comprises 40 percent of a home’s visible exterior, so it’s important that your remodel delivers the roof you really want.
What do you currently like about your roof? What do you not like? Are you a fan of shingles or do you want to go with something a little more out of the box? Think about these things and how they will affect your home’s curb appeal.
2. Schedule an Inspection
When it comes to remodeling your roof, don’t begin without first completing an inspection. Have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof for cracking, curling or missing shingles, and have them look to see if granules are missing from the shingles. Next, a roofing professional should examine the roof from the underside and inspect your attic.
All of these actions will help to determine if there is any roof damage done that will need to be corrected before your new roof is installed.
3. Check on Local Codes
Did you know there are limitations on how many times you can re-cover an existing roof with additional layers of material? Most states only allow two layers of roofing material to be installed before any past layers must be torn off and a new roof can be installed.
To find out what the regulations are in your area, visit your local municipal building department to learn local codes.
4. Get a Signed Quote Before Beginning Work
Never, ever, ever allow a roofing contractor to begin work on your roof without a signed contract from both parties. This signed contract should outline the timeline of completion, the cost of the project and the amount of work that will be completed.
This will ensure you remain on budget and the job is completed in full at the price you agreed to pay.
5. Ask for Suggestions Before Doing Something Risky
According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, asphalt shingles are installed on approximately four out of every five residential roofs in the United States. Asphalt shingles are available in organic and fiberglass, and come in a variety of colors, styles and textures.
If you plan to roof your home in something out of the ordinary, be sure to ask for a professional’s opinion on how this will effect budget, roof longevity and curb appeal.
Reach Out to H&S Roofing and Gutter Company
Ready to begin remodeling your roof? Then it’s time to reach out to H&S Roofing and Gutter Company! Call 704-334-9934 to speak to a representative directly or visit www.hsroofing.com for more information.