Your roof is like the whipped cream on top of your ice cream sundae. It’s the finishing touch on your home. Your roof protects you from the elements and, for that reason alone, deserves a great deal of attention. Investing in your roof is probably one of the smartest things you can do. This investment can also be a rather large one. When it comes time to consider a Spring Grove roof installation, you want to make sure you have all the information you need to make it a successful one. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to consider.
Preparing for Roof Installation
DO minimize yard damage
Roof installation can cause damage to fragile plants, especially those planted close to your home. Most contractors will take the necessary step to make sure everything is covered with a tarp as they work, especially when removing shingles. This is one step Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., ALWAYS takes.
DO ensure your home is prepared
When having your roof installed, it’s pretty much a guarantee your walls may shake and vibrate at some point. As roofers walk across your roof and hammers swing, it’s going to happen. Before the crew starts working, remove any pictures or art on the walls just to be safe.
DO protect your family
During a roof installation, there will be shingles falling from the roof as they are removed. Heavy equipment may be brought in to set shingle packs on your roof. Roofers will be up and down ladders throughout the project. During installation, nails may drop into your yard. It’s a good idea to keep family, particularly children and pets, away from the work zone during the entire installation process.
DO make sure you like the look
When choosing shingles, particularly the color, make certain you like what you choose ….a lot! Shingles last for around 20-30 years, so this choice will be with you for quite some time. Contractors will have samples to show you in helping make the right decision for your home.
DON’T let cost be your only concern
Money will play a factor in your final choice, but don’t make it your only factor. Remember that even though this is a large initial investment, you are looking at a product that will last you a long time if installed correctly. Don’t cut corners. Invest in the best material and contractor you can afford.
Choosing a Contractor
DO ask for references
The best way to gauge whether a contractor is reliable or not is to talk to people who have hired them previously. Find online reviews and ask potential contractors for a list of customer testimonials.
DO ask for a detailed quote
Things may come up during your installation that are unexpected. After all, it’s hard to see what is hiding under your shingles. However, make sure you get as complete of a quote as possible.