Getting a new roof is a major event since you may only go through the process a few times in your life. You'll probably have a lot of questions, so be sure to discuss every aspect of the job with your roofing contractor to understand what to expect, how you'll pay, and what the warranty entails. Here are a few things you may want to think about when having a new roof installed.
Choose A Color You'll Be Happy With For Years
When you get a new roof, it's a good time to update the appearance of your home. You may want to paint and make other improvements. Keep in mind that you can change the paint color of your house any time you want, but the color of your roof will last for many years.
For that reason, consider the color combination you want for your home now and think about how the color of the roof will affect paint colors you may want to use in the coming years.
Consider Changing The Type Of Roofing Material
If you have an asphalt shingle roof now, you don't necessarily have to put on a new shingle roof. Talk to your roofer about your options based on how well your home can support the weight of different materials. Slate and concrete are heavy roofing options, while metal is light.
You can even put a metal roof on top of old asphalt shingles as long as the deck of your roof is in good shape and your roofer thinks it's a suitable choice. New roofing material can change the appearance of your home much more than simply changing the color of asphalt shingles.
Pick The Right Time Of Year
Don't wait for your roof to leak before you replace it. Instead, choose the best time of year to have the work done and schedule it in advance. Spring and summer are popular times to get a new roof, but you might prefer to have the work done in the off-season, when prices might be lower and when it fits with your schedule better.
There is an ideal temperature range for installing different types of roofing, so if you want the work done in the winter, be sure to discuss how weather will affect the job with your contractor.
Prepare For Disruption To Your Routine
Fortunately, putting on a new roof only takes a few days, so you won't be inconvenienced for long. However, you'll want to prepare for your driveway to be blocked by a dumpster and for there to be a lot of noise and commotion around your home. Small kids and pets might be upset by all the activity, so you may want to stay away most of the time while work is going on.
To learn more, contact a residential roofing installation contractor.