It will happen to every home at some point during its life cycle: the old roof will grow old, and a replacement will be necessary to guarantee the integrity of the roof. Homeowners should be ready to answer a number of questions when asked about their project, which are often related to the following:
- Project Budget
This is important: How much are you willing to spend on your residential roof replacement? What is your ideal cost for the materials plus labor? What are you willing to sacrifice on in order to save money?
These questions are extremely important, and can be answered after meeting with a contractor. At Exteriors Plus, we are happy to use our 15 years of experience in the field helping you decide what your budget should be, and what should be used to meet it.
- Rental or Mortgage Period
If you are planning on living in a home for decades to come, it may be wise to invest a little more in your roof replacement than you would if you were living in a rental or temporary home. While no job should be done with inadequate equipment or materials, there are options which can make a roof replacement cost very little, making it ideal for those not planning to stay in their home. For those who are, there are also a number of products that often cost a little more, but are worth it in the long run. We can help you determine which decisions may best suit your time of residence.
- Roof Pitch
One of the things about roofs that makes them so versatile is that they come in different pitches, which are suitable for different environments. Flat roofs are great out west where there is little snow or rain, but highly sloped roofs do best in snowy or rainy areas. The pitch of the roof will define how it looks to all who see it, so the decision is very important to the success of your roof replacement.
Certain roofs do better in certain climates than others, meaning that where you are located has a legitimate impact on which roof styles you should choose. For examples, certain types of shingles hold up to saltwater better than others, making them ideal for homes on the ocean. Other types of shingles, such as clay shingles, do better in hot, dry environments, where they keep homes cool while draining away precipitation of any kind. If you live somewhere affected by extreme weather conditions, or somewhere with a special climate, it’s important to understand how this affects your roofing replacement.
- Timing of the Project
When it comes to roofs, ignoring the problem won’t make it any better. In fact, waiting longer almost always leads to a worse problem than there was to begin with. Because of this, it’s important to recognize the issues early, and to contact Exteriors Plus as soon as possible so that we can better assist you with the issue. We have 15 years of experience in the field, and we are happy to share our knowledge with you so that you can have a cost effective and reliable roof replacement.