Planning an extensive roofing project, such as roof replacement or re-roofing, can be done in three parts: choosing a roof system, estimating project cost, and hiring a contractor. All three should go proportionately to avoid expensive losses. According to an article for NRCA.net, installing a new roof system is a huge investment that should not be taken lightly, and a project that must be established through informed decisions. Here are some of NRCA’s ideas:
There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these five considerations.
The main goal of many roofing projects is to save money without affecting quality; this can be hard to achieve when you’re not knowledgeable enough about how the roofing industry works, what type of roofing matches the climate in your area, and what materials and work are cost-effective. If you live in Michigan where both the economy and the weather change fast, you have to be more careful when spending your money, especially on a roofing project. You have a bigger chance of succeeding with minimal losses if you hire a roofing company, which can also be helpful in prolonging the life of your new roof by providing cut-rate maintenance services.
Maintenance performed by home and building owners should be confined to inspecting roof systems during the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles and cleaning gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must inspect your roof system yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof system), if possible.
Installation is one thing and maintenance is another; if done properly, both can help extend the life of your new roofing system, which means huge savings since the frequency of replacement will be reduced. Invest in both projects by hiring reliable roofing companies in Michigan like Kroll Construction. Working with professionals always gives good results.
The services of reputable Michigan roofing companies may set you back by a considerable sum. Considering how much you can save from the quality of their job, however, this is a far more ideal option. Additionally, hiring the same contractor who installed your roof to do the repair and maintenance works you will need in the future makes more sense since they know your roof more than anyone else.
(Article Excerpt and Image from F.Y.I. Buying A New Roof And Getting Your Money’s Worth, NRCA.net)