One of the most overwhelming decisions for a new homeowner is what to do about replacing a roof. The options seem endless especially when talking about materials alone. There are many decisions to make but it helps to have a knowledgeable roofing contractor on your side to discuss your options.
Here are a few things to know about roofing as it pertains to a new homeowner.
Take time to review the home inspection and become familiar with roofing terms. This is the time to do a little homework and research any problems that can arise in the future. Your home in it's entirety is an investment and knowing the condition of the roof is a high priority. A broken shingle today could be tomorrows' headache. A roof inspection should take place each time there is inclement weather in the area. Hail storms and high winds are enough cause to have an inspection performed.
Gutters play a key role in protecting your home. They collect rainwater that would otherwise find it's way into vulnerable spaces. A functioning gutter system will redirect water and guide it towards the ground and away from the roof line. A clogged gutter system will contribute to leaks and will create standing water. If this happens water can no longer flow freely and will cause rot and damage to your roof and shingles. It pays to take some time to inspect and clean your gutters every few months.
Not all roofing materials are created equal. The options here are endless but you want to be sure to pick the best material for your budget and region. Take time to familiarize yourself with your options. Among some of these are energy efficient materials, or impact resistant shingles. If you live in an area common to storms, you may find these materials beneficial. A knowledgeable roofer is instrumental in helping you find the right roofing material.
If you're a first-time homeowner and are looking to replace or repair your roof give us a call today! At CCR Roofing, we install many kinds of shingles and offer solutions for both residential and commercial roofs. If you are ready to upgrade the look of your home or commercial building, look no further. We are a full service roofing contractor and have experience in all types of materials and applications.