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A full roof replacement is a huge and important home improvement project and investment. As such, you’re going to want to make sure that yours is a success. An effective roof replacement is one that is completed within the set budget and schedule, and one that gives you the peace of mind coming from knowing that your home is protected by a safe and sound system. To ensure this, you need careful planning. With sufficient preparation and the right approach, roof replacement can prove to be worth your time, effort and investment. In this ebook we’ll share with you tips and ideas on how to properly prepare for roof replacement, ensuring the project’s success.


PART 1: WINDOW CONDENSATION - WHAT CAUSES IT?

The first step to ensuring roof replacement success is to carefully choose the roofing materials and products you will have installed. Different roofing materials vary from one another in so many ways, so learning about them and their benefits is a must to make sure that you are making the right choice. Furthermore, when choosing a roofing material, there are also other factors to consider, such as your roof style, home design and climate. WHAT TO CONSIDER FOR A NEW ROOF To help you better gauge if a roofing material can take care of your needs, consider the following: ▪ Average Roofing Material Service Life - How long will the roof last considering factors like climate? ▪ Roofing Material Durability and Weather Resistance - Can it hold up during extreme weather disturbances and natural disasters such as hurricanes? ▪ Adaptability - Can it be installed on your existing roof framing or deck? ▪ Roof Slope - Is the material recommended for your current roof’s slope (flat or pitched)? ▪ Home Design - Will the material match with or complement the architectural style of your home? ▪ Local Building Codes - Does the material or product pass building codes and standards in your area? ▪ Cost - Does the roofing material fit within your budget?


Part 1: Choosing the Right Roofing Material

WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS Certain types of roofing may be better suited for your home than others, especially when considering certain factors, such as a roof’s slope or pitch, the deck’s condition and local climate. It is important to keep these factors in mind while you go over your options as this will let you gain a better perspective of what a roofing option can offer you. To answer all your roofing-related questions, it’s best to work with a reliable roofer who can provide product recommendations as well as suggest workarounds and solutions should a material need to be reinforced to meet specific requirements. Thanks to their experience in the industry, a reputable roofing professional should have no trouble addressing your concerns.

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In the next post, we’ll be talking more about the importance of working with a reliable roofing contractor, sharing tips on how you can find one for your home. Stay tuned!


PART 2: HOW WINDOW CONDENSATION AFFECTS YOUR HOME

Regardless of the type of roofing material you choose, it is highly important to choose a reliable, experienced and certified roofing contractor for roof replacement and installation. Whether you’ve chosen the relatively affordable asphalt shingle or metal roof, or the costlier slate, a new roof will still prove to be a significant investment, one that you cannot entrust with just anybody. Not to mention, you will also be paying for the skilled labor, so why not give your money to a company with a good reputation, right? Here are some things for you to consider when looking for a roofing contractor to work with: 1. HIRE LOCAL It is best to hire a local company - one that has an actual office in your area. - Not only will this lead to working with an established business with a solid reputation in your community, but it also means avoiding storm chasers preying on hapless homeowners, who are simply looking to get their roof back into shape as soon as possible. And because you’re hiring local, you can easily reach your roofing contractor whenever they are needed, and you can trust that they are knowledgeable about local building codes and climate needs.


Part 2: Hiring a Reliable Roofing Contractor

To make sure that you are hiring a local roofer, ask for copies of their business permit and contractor license. You may also ask for customer references to verify that they have already worked for clients within your city or state. 2. ENSURE INSURANCE COVERAGE IS IN PLACE You need to be assured that your roofer has workers’ compensation and liability insurance. This will protect you from liabilities and expenses related to worker compensation and accidents, or incidents during the project. Ask to see policy certificates, and take the time to call the insurance provider to verify the validity of the insurance.

3. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE PRICE When searching for a contractor, you will most probably find yourself requesting quotes from multiple companies. But keep in mind that price isn’t everything, so you should never choose a company based solely on their quote. When you go with a cheap bid, you may find yourself saving on initial costs, but may end up spending more on maintenance and repair (or even replacement!) in the long run. ooooo

In the next post, we’ll be sharing some tips on how to prepare your home for installation day, helping to get your roof replacement project off to a good start. Stay tuned!


GIVEN HOW WINDOWS CONTRIBUTE A HUG

So, you’ve already found the best roofing material for your home and other specific requirements, and hired the best roofing contractor in town. Everything’s been scheduled and planned, but is your home prepped for the upcoming project? Read on as we share with you some tips on preparing your home so you can have a hassle-free roof replacement project. PERFORM AN IN-DEPTH INSPECTION Naturally, your roofer would have inspected your roofing system before you signed a contract and any work begins. However, it is not only the roof that needs to be inspected, but other parts and components of the home as well. More specifically, you need to have an inspector come in to see if your property can safely accommodate a new roof or if there are other non-roofing issues that have to be addressed first, such as problems with the plumbing or electrical. DOUBLE-CHECK THE SCHEDULE Before the set installation date, make sure that it will not be in conflict with other important occasions or events in your life. This means freeing up your schedule for Day 1, if not the entire duration of the project if you can.


Part 3: Getting a New Roof - Preparing Your Home for Installation Day

ADD BUDGET ALLOWANCE Even if the price of the project has already been determined, it will still be wise to have some money set aside for contingencies. While no one ever really expects anything untoward to happen and every reputable roofer does all they can to prepare for the project, it is still best to be ready for the unexpected.

PREPARE YOUR HOME’S INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR While your roofer may take some precautions for you, you can facilitate the installation by removing hanging items in the work area, such as chandeliers, frames, painting and mirrors. You also need to secure other ornaments and anything that might fall or get knocked loose. Outside, see to it that your landscaping and outdoor furniture are covered. ooooo

Roof replacement doesn’t have to be a source of stress or tension. As long as you choose the right roofing material and work with the right professionals, you are sure to enjoy roof replacement success, making the most of your investment.


Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota, Inc. 516 Pine St., Monticello, MN 55362 (763) 271-8700 www.perfectexteriorsmn.com

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Ensuring successful roof replacement  

Want to have your roof replaced? Check out this three-part blog series to get tips on ensuring roof replacement success and making the most...

Ensuring successful roof replacement  

Want to have your roof replaced? Check out this three-part blog series to get tips on ensuring roof replacement success and making the most...

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