What to Know Before You Replace a Shingle Roof

There are a few things you should know before you hire a professional team to replace a shingle roof. There is a lot riding on having a roof that will protect you and upgrade the look of your home. It’s important to take a little time to ensure that you’re choosing the right shingles and that you get the results you’re hoping for. Let’s take a look at a few tips you should keep in mind.

Take a Drive Around Your Neighborhood

Your contractor can show you all the different types of shingles that are available to replace a shingle roof, but there is nothing like seeing those shingles in action. Take a drive around your neighborhood and check out roofs in your area that get your attention. Seeing how a color or style of shingles looks on a home will help you to make an informed decision about the type of shingles you want for your roof. It’s a simple way to choose a shingle that you feel good about.

Choose If You Want to Re-Roofing or Brand-New Roofing?

The professionals you choose may offer re-roofing services which basically means your new shingle roof is built over your existing roof. The process can save time and money, which can be beneficial to you. Some homeowners prefer to replace a shingle roof entirely. In this method, the roofing material is removed and helps the professionals see if there is any underlying damage to the roof. You get to decide which process is best for your home.

Select the Roof Material Grades

Roofing is calculated by the square foot, unlike siding where the materials are calculated by 100 square foot increments (10ft by 10ft), according to Angi. Roofing materials are actually a 12in by 12in calculation. However, square footage is only part of the equation of costs since material grades also influence the final price. Material grades are usually listed as good, better, or best. You’ll need to work with your contractor to figure out costs and what grade material fits your budget.

It’s important that before you replace a shingle roof you learn all you can about the process, cost, and your options. Connect with a roofing contractor from our team who will be more than happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today.

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