Finding Your Next Roofer

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When you’re looking at a new  roof  you’re looking at the opportunity to choose the  roofing   materials  that will give you the most quality for your money. There are a lot of  materials  on the market to choose from and what you end up choosing depends on a variety of factors including the pitch of the  roof  and the structure design of the building. After the  roofing  contractor examines your  roof  he can give you a pretty good idea about what kinds of  materials  are good matches for your home. Other things that you will need to take into consideration include fire safety, energy efficiency and snow buildup. Once you understand what your options are you need to look at the expenses. Asphalt is by far the cheapest  material  used for  roofing  and almost ninety percent of al residential housing units use it but the  material  isn’t going to last more than twenty years before it needs to be replaced.

Twenty years may be more than you need, after all today’s home owners are more mobile and buying a home doesn’t mean you’re stuck in a home for life like it once did. Still if you’re trying to stay environmentally friendly you might want to consider that in twenty years all of that  roofing   material  will be in a landfill for a very long time. Other more eco friendly options include a slate  roof  which could last a hundred years or even a metal  roof  which can be applied over your current  roof . Metal  roofing  is one of the few types of  roofing  that can safely go over the current  roofing   material  without impacting the quality of your  roofing  job. It also keeps your current  roofing   materials  out of the landfill which helps the current generation and the environment.

Once you have a good understanding about what type of  roof  you have, what options you have and what you want it is time to find a roofer to put it all together. Don’t skimp on the  roofing  contractor, the best  materials  wont hold up if the workmanship is lousy. Finding a roofer with a good reputation and roots in the community is vital. There are a few ways to find a roofer that should eliminate finding a bad apple. The best approach is to use a consumer based web site like Angie’s List because the business reviews are written by current and former clients of the business. Once you find a web site that is local look for the type of business you’re interested in and find the top rated performers. It’s pretty easy to separate the roofers by the overall grade they have been given and just pick the A rated contractors to interview.

The hard part of the job is over. You found your  roofing  contractor with a good reputation and decide on your  roofing   materials , now the only thing left to do is get the job done and enjoy your new  roof .

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Source by Andrew Stratton