It’s a double edged sword, and stuck somewhere between enhancing your curb appeal and property value and stroking that check and having roof debris in your yard, is you deciding when to do it, how to do it and who to use. With over 50 years of experience in caring for the homes and businesses in the capital area, Cribbs incorporated has some easy tips to share when it comes to redoing your roof and doing it right.
- Recognize when it’s time to act: Finding leaks and noticing some missing shingles is good start. However, to really understand what is going on up there, climb up and take a look. Large areas of missing shingles, curled, cracked and damaged shingles and expanses where granules have worn away are all signs it’s time to strongly consider a new roof. Delaying will only lead to more damage and bigger problems that can affect other areas of your home.
- Pick the right company: It’s always a smart practice to gather multiple estimates. But remember to consider more than just the bottom line when it comes to selecting who will be taking care of your most valuable asset. Make sure you hire someone who is licensed, insured and will put all aspects of your agreement in writing. The peace of mind you will receive from entrusting your roof to a local, knowledgeable, trusted roofing company is invaluable. To make this stressful process easier insist on these practices: laying protective plywood over your patios and decks, protective tarps over your landscaping and leave the work site clean each evening.
- Select the right materials: This is something you can get valuable feedback on if you select the right roofer. They should recommend the best materials that will withstand the climate in your area and offer your home the best protection, all with your budget in mind. Architectural shingles often add a better value to your roof in spite of the slightly higher cost. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more on higher quality, more durable materials, but at the same time make sure they will make sense for your home.
These are just a few tips that can start you on the right path to selecting not only a new roof, but all of the necessary elements along the way. You can’t get a roof without a roofer or roofing materials. Taking the time to make these critical decisions will relieve a lot of the stress, headaches and sometimes heartaches that come with redoing your roof.