A roof replacement project is a good investment for any homeowner. However, the reality is that it can also come with a hefty price tag. With that in mind, you’ll want to make sure that the job is done right by your contractors. One way you can do that is by asking a few simple questions.
What’s My New Roof’s Ventilation Like?
Proper ventilation is important if you want your roofing system to last longer than its projected lifespan as it regulates the attic’s temperature during the summer and minimizes moisture buildup during the winter. With that in mind, make sure to ask your contractors about the ventilation of your new roof and if they’ll include helpful features, such as gable and ridge vents.
Can You Leave My Estimate in My Mailbox?
When you’re screening roofing contractors for the project, ask them if they can leave the estimate in your mailbox. If they say yes, then it’s best that you find another contractor to do the job. While some roofers do this because this is what the homeowner asked, it can backfire on you in the long run as it can cost you the opportunity to ask other questions about the company, product or installation process, which is information you need to make a good decision about your contractor.
Can You Do a Layover Instead of Replacement?
Ask your contractor if they can do a layover on your roof instead of a full replacement. If they answer positively, part ways with their company, and find another roofer instead. This is because a layover can be detrimental to your roof’s lifespan and can compromise its structural integrity as it involves adding another layer of shingles over the old ones. Any contractor worth their salt will disagree to this immediately and offer to do a complete replacement instead.
Make your search for roofing and window replacement companies easier by turning to Solid State Construction, your leading provider of roof installation and replacement services. Give us a call at (508) 709-0041, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve homeowners in Littleton, Sudbury and other nearby areas.