The lifespan of any structure’s roofing system depends on a number of factors, such as climate and geography, building materials, and unforeseen damages. But one thing is certain: every roof should be evaluated periodically and, if necessary, remodeled. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning a roof remodeling project.
Evaluate the Current Roof
When considering replacing your roof, a good place to start is to have a licensed roofing contractor inspect your current roof system and point out any potential issues that may need to be addressed. The next step would be to determine what type of new roof system you are looking for, whether it be shingle, tile, metal, or one of the other options that may be available in your area. Once you have selected the roof system best suited your needs, you can then let your selected roofing contractor/s know, and they can then provide you with estimates on a replacement.
Choosing a Roofing Contractor
When selecting a contractor to replace your roof, you want to make sure that they are fully licensed and insured. Ask them to provide you with copies of their license and insurance for you to review. You can also research their company online and look at some of their reviews from previous customers. Getting multiple quotes from different roofing contractors will allow you to compare products and pricing in your market. Once you have received the quotes, you can review them to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Keep in mind that the lowest price is NOT always the best option; as the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for.”
Consider Building Codes and Laws
Before jumping head-first into a remodeling project, be sure that your chosen contractor will be pulling all necessary permits and following all state and local building codes. Replacing your roof without following these rules and regulations may result in your new roof to not only fail inspections but also have to be redone in order to correct any deficiencies. A qualified roofing professional will know all the latest codes and laws and can make sure that the plans are workable.
Don’t Wait for a Catastrophe
Unfortunately, whether it involves a home, a car, or even one’s health, too many people wait until there’s a serious problem before taking action. Stay on top of the roof’s condition by scheduling regular inspections. This allows one to be ready to address any problems before they have a chance to worsen or cause intense structural damage. For example, with regular preventative maintenance, property owners can locate and fix small leaks before they cause water damage or harmful mold. Taking preventative measures can extend the life of a new roof significantly.
Southeastern Roofing & Construction is a premier residential and commercial roofing contractor in the Gulf South, with ample experience in roof remodeling and preventative maintenance. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call (844) 473-7663 today.