TOP 5 QUESTIONS WHILE ROOF HUNTING
1. How long will it last?
Different materials have different lifetimes. When making the investment for a new roof, be sure to know exactly how long your roof is supposed to last.
2. What kind of warranty do your shingles have?
Be sure to ask your contractor any questions that you may have on material warranties. Things you want to ask would be; what it covers, what you must do and what is expected of the contractor who installs it.
3. How will my roof hold up in our weather such as extreme winters, hail damage or tornados?
Our crazy central New York weather can wreak havoc on a roof, especially if it was improperly designed or installed or made of cheap materials. It is imperative to know up front what the expected problems can be and address them prior to purchasing your new roof.
4. Of course I want my roof to do its job, but I also want it to look nice and compliment the rest of our home. How can this best be accomplished?
Discuss the finer details with your roof contractor especially if you have a custom designed roof in mind. Be sure the function and design of your roof will meet your needs.
5. How much does it cost?
That is the big question, no doubt. Cost should definitely be a consideration without making it a priority. As the most important part of your home,
taking the cheap road to a new roof could lead to costing you more in the end. Cheaper roofs can last just a few years either due to poor installation or cheap materials and without an adequate warranty, you could be left with the repair bill or even replacing the entire roof again!
Answering these questions and consulting a professional roof contractor like Dr Roof will help you determine what the best material and design is for your specific roofing project. If you need help with any of these questions or are ready for a free estimate, please do not hesitate to call us at 315-708-2288