6 Things to Know Before You Buy a New Roof

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Buying a new roof is a huge project to tackle. Good roofs last for at least 20 years or more, so it’s not very often that you’ll be doing this. Chances are you will need to replace at least one roof in your lifetime. Since this is a very important job that only comes around once in a while, here are six things to know before you buy a new roof.


1) Roofing Material Variety

Depending on where your home is located, there are a variety of materials for roofing. If you’re home is in a hot and dry area then you may be better off with a reflective, metal roof. But if your home is in a cool area you will need insulated and heat absorbent materials. Not sure which roofing material would be better for your home? Don’t worry, your roofing contractor should know. Contact Top Quality Contractors today to find out what roofing materials your home will need.


2) Noise Affects

One side effect people don’t think about is the noise that will come with the installment of the new roof. Plan ahead for a good time when you and your family will be able to take on all the noise of the installment. If you have a new baby who needs a lot of sleep, maybe you should hold off for another year. Or if you have school aged kids maybe you will want to skip on the summer renovations and wait until they are in school season so it doesn’t bother them as much.


3) Roof Warranty

Another thing you will want to look out for is a warranty. Your new roof should come with a warranty just in case there are any problems so that you won’t be forking out two huge payments.


4) Quality Contract

You’ll also want a good contract written up between you and your contractor. Everything you agreed upon during the estimate should be spelled out in the contract to avoid miscommunication issues.


5) Quality Materials

Get good quality materials. You’ll want to make sure the materials you use on your roof are going to last for a long time, saving you money in the long-run.


6) Contractor Magnets

Last, but not least, don’t forget the magnet. Contractors have a magnet tool that picks up all the loose nails that have been lost during the renovation process, make sure they use it. Contact us today for an estimate.

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