A new roof is a huge decision that some homeowners need to make and it can take away from the family’s budget. A new roof can add a lot of value to your home including increasing the resale value. A new roof can also help to stop mold and mildew growth under the areas of the roof that were damaged. A roof replacement is usually undertaken after you have had frequent roofing repairs and/or you have had a roof inspection to confirm that the roof is no longer able to be repaired and needs to be replaced. A new roof is something that should be thought about thoroughly to avoid making terrible mistakes that can put you in a real bind. Making mistakes with this type of home repair can cost you more money and cause more damage than you originally planned to deal with. You want a good long lasting roof to make sure that the home is secure from the elements such as rain, snow, wind and other damage. Nickerson Roofing lists mistakes to avoid when choosing to have a new roof installed.
Roofing Installation Mistakes to Avoid
Never Make Roof Installation A DIY Project: If you are ever in a situation that you need to have a cut that needs stitches, you quickly call a health care professional to take care of it for you. If you are taking a flight for a family vacation you book a flight in an airline with a pilot that has been trained to fly the aircraft. If you need a new roof the same principles apply. You never want to take on a new roof replacement as a DIY project since you are also not trained in that particular trade. Even if you are pretty handy or good with tools, this is a very different trade that requires training and experience to ensure that the job is done right. The work that needs to be done is extensive and if each part is not done correctly you can end up causing more damage to the roof, eaves and home as well as end up wasting time and money on a roof that ends up not turning out the way you expected. The project is not simply adding new shingles or tile which is why you need to use a professional roofing company to do the job for you.
Never Buy Your Own Materials Without Consulting with Your Roofer: People are always looking for ways to save money on home repairs and other projects and that sometimes means that you get your own materials. This is not going to save you money when you’re talking about buying roofing materials. The old saying you get what you pay for is a saying for a reason, if you are getting a great, cheap deal you may end up with a product that is just not up to par. The other area that tends to cause some confusion is the amount of materials that you need in order to complete the job. You want to use the advice and expertise of a professional to order a material that will last a long time and that enough is purchased to get the job done.
New Roof Installation & Re-roofing Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
If you are ready to have a new roof to replace your aged roof, you want to call a professional roofing company to come out and bid the work. Nickerson Roofing can give you a timeline as well as a list of steps that will be taken and advice to include you in choosing a roofing material that is best for your home.