Getting a new roof is a big task, because this is something that you only have to do about every 30 years if you pick the right company. So here are some questions that you may want to ask when getting a new roof:
- How much will this cost?
- When will you be able to complete the work?
- What material will you be using for my roof?
- How long will it take you to complete my roof?
- Will it be your crew that completes the work?
When you are getting a new roof it would be a good time to ask about a green roof, if you are interested. It is best if you have an idea of what material you would like your roof to be. The most common residential roofing is asphalt shingles. However, there are a lot of types of roofing materials to choose from. There are wood shingles, wood shakes, clay tiles, metal roofing, slate roofing, and tile roofs.
What Should I Look For In a Roofer
You should look for a roofing company that does all the work with their own roofing crew. Not a company that outsources to another roofing company otherwise why would you not go directly to them? Something that you should make sure of is that the roofing company you are going with has the proper licensing and insurance.
You want a roofer that will be honest and transparent with you. Often times so many roofing companies will cut corners. So, maybe something good to ask them is what would they do if they found an additional problem. You always want to fix all the problems that you can while your roof is already opened and exposed.
You need a roofing company that is an expert in all roofing systems, and can work with any material. Another thing you want out of a roofing company, is someone who can work with your insurance. This is absolutely something that a roofing company should be able to take out of your hands.
How Long Does Roof Installation Take
A roof replacement can take two weeks. This is because the crew will need time to remove the existing roof, and that alone can sometimes take one business week. Although this may seem like a long process, it is not the time to cut corners.
You may have this roof for 50 years if conditions are perfect in every way shape and form. That means 2 weeks of work is livable, and you just want to make sure that everything is done correctly.
What ReRoofing Options Are Available
First off if your roof is not that old, you may want to consider just a roof repair. This means that you may be able to avoid getting a complete roof replacement. However, if your roof is old or too severely damaged then that means it is time to get a new roof. A roofing company should be able to tell you and help you realize whether you need a repair or totally new roof.
Some roofing contractors may try to convince you that you can do a roof overlay. Do not do this. It will end up costing you greatly down the road, despite saving you money now.
When it comes to needing a new roof the only options you are really given is what material you would like the roof to be, and when you would like the work done. You have to get the old roof torn off and you need a new roof, meaning those two things have to happen.
Always feel free to reach out to a roofing company, because things can differ from company to company. At Rooftop Energy Solutions we offer free inspections, 0% interest financing, and are willing to work with your insurance.