A residential roof replacement is a major home improvement project so it only makes sense that homeowners would want to get the most out of this endeavor. The lifespan of a roof can vary from 15 to over a 100 years, depending on what material you chose for it. One way to maximize the value of your roof replacement is by making sure your brand-new roof lives up to its estimated service life, and maybe a year or two more.[Read more…]
Homeowners tend to put a lot of focus on the visible parts of a roof installation like the shingles, flashing and even finishing details like fascia boards and soffits. However, paying attention to the “invisible” parts of your roof is equally important. The underlayment, in particular, is a vital part of any roofing system, and choosing the right one can mean the difference between a strong high-performance roof and a bad one.
Picture this scenario: your months-old roofing system encounters a problem so you call your roofing company for immediate repairs. You are sure that your roof is still perfectly covered by its warranty period. The contractors come out, fix your roof and catch you off-guard with the bill. How is there a bill when your roof is well within its warranty coverage?
No matter how well-built the roof of your home may be, it can still be vulnerable to extreme weather. Unpredictable conditions can easily damage your home, with the roof being the first likely to be damaged. A professional roofing contractor would recommend having your roof fixed right away to prevent any more damage, especially after surviving a fierce storm. If this happens to be the case, here’s what we recommend you do.
The roof is one of your home’s main lines of defense against weather extremes and harsh outdoor elements. Roofing can also involve significant costs so you’d want to make sure it’s protected. When getting a new roof, make sure you understand the inclusions and exclusions of your warranty.