Owning a home is the American Dream, but with home ownership comes responsibility. Clean water, a healthy environment, and a safe roof over your family’s head.
Maintenance is necessary
To ensure your roof is in good shape and operating properly, requires maintenance. Though, it may sound like a lot of work, with these 5 east steps, you can make certain you get a long life out of your roof.
1. Get An Inspection
A good place to start is with an inspection by a licensed roofing contractor. While a home inspector is great before you purchase a home, they don’t specialize in roofs. This way you will be certain if any upgrades were done properly and any repairs that need to be addressed. Identifying and repairing small problems now, will save you the expense of big problems down the road.
2. Ensure Your Roofer Is Reputable
This is vital, the last thing you want is a roofer who works on your roof and vanishes. You're roof starts to leak and nobody's answering the phone when you call! Hiring an unlicensed contractor is just asking for problems, there won't be any repercussions for mishandled or poor workmanship. You will also be responsive for any injuries or damages. A quality and experienced roofer can easily save you money by knowing what can be salvaged and what can't (especially if your home is older). Your roof may just need a few repairs instead of replacing. They will also know the best material for your roof and the best place to purchase them.
3. Understand Your Options
There are many new options in today’s roofing options, some are better for your situation. Our climate, price range, and style, all play an important role. You want a roofing material that is energy efficient, impact resistant to withstand extremely strong winds, and won’t cost an arm and a leg, while complimenting your home.
Check back with us next week for more steps to take to ensure your roof is healthy and last a very long time. Until then, if something does happen with your roof, don't scramble to find a roofer. Knowing a trusted roofer gives you piece of mind you're covered.
The experts at Schick Roofing have built our reputation on providing our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof and suggest the proper action that will keep their roof functioning at its maximum potential.