Roof Remodeling Tips for Carrollton, Texas Homes
The following roof remodeling tips are an excellent place to start if you know nothing about roofing. (Besides knowing you need a new one.)
Think about curb appeal
If you’re going to re-roof your home you might as well make it look it beautiful. Opt for the most attractive roof material you can afford and be sure to hire a professional contractor that provides high-quality installation.
Considering a new roof will last several decades, aim for curb appeal. Now’s the time to upgrade the look of your home. Get creative and don’t be afraid to choose a bold, sophisticated roof color rather than just a neutral. Your roofing company can help you select an attractive shingle that will complement your home’s exterior and style.
Be informed when hiring a roofing company
When hiring a roofing company make sure they are professionals to protect yourself from a roof remodeling scam. You should ensure they have a permanent place of business, a valid phone number, a business license and carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation. (If not and a worker gets injured on your property, you could be held liable.)
Get a written contract
Your contract should be a complete proposal that describes what materials will be used and the scope of work that’s being performed. Details should include whether the shingles will be removed or covered with a new layer. If your old roof is being removed you need to know who’s responsible for hauling off the debris. Most importantly, be sure there are approximate starting and completion dates.
Check your venting
Plan for annual expenses
Understand the lingo
Consider material alternatives
Do you love the look of wood shingles but have concerns about fire safety? Check out metal or synthetic materials that mimic the style instead. There are also several alternatives to slate and tile roofs. If you decide to go with a real clay tile roof, you’ll need to make sure your home can bear the weight.
Get a proper inspection
First things first, before you decide to remodel your roof, you need to know if there are any week spots you should pay closer attention to. One of the best ways to do so is to get a professional roof inspection first.