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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Roof Replacement

There are many things to consider when it comes to replacing a roof, and if you’re like most people, you probably have no idea where to start. But you know that mistakes may be costly when looking at such a large project.

What then can you do to safeguard yourself and your property?

You need to know seven crucial things regarding residential roof replacement before starting.

What You Should Know Before Getting a Roof replacement

The following are the most critical considerations homeowners should pay attention to when looking to replace their roof:

  1. Hire a certified contractor.
  2. Roofers aren’t all the same.
  3. Save money when you leave a layer behind.
  4. The best items are worth the money you spend on them.
  5. Pay close attention to paperwork.
  6. Request for the magnet.
  7. Be flexible yet firm.

Hire a certified contractor

You don’t want a contractor who isn’t at the top of their field working on your roof. Roof replacement is a significant undertaking, and you’ll want to work with a provider with a proven track record.

Perkins Roofing Corp., for example, is a duly registered FRSA member, renowned Polyglas Quantum Contractor, Versico Roofing systems Authorized Contractor, and a member of Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida, among other certifications. 

A contractor like this would be a good fit for your roof replacement project.

Roofers aren’t the same

Some roofing firms have a strange perspective on the job: They know that you won’t need a new roof for another 2 to 3 decades, so they’re not too concerned about gaining repeat business from you. 

Getting recommendations from friends and neighbors, or at the very least reading Google reviews, is essential before you choose a company so that you can learn about how they’ve treated other people.

An excellent example of this kind of advice/recommendation is what we provided earlier about Perkins Roofing Corp.

Save money when you leave a layer behind

You may be able to save money on a new roof by keeping the old shingles in place. However, your roofing contractor will not be able to inspect the decking and flashing under the old shingles, nor will they be able to install a new ice and water protection if the old shingles remain in place.

The best items are worth the money you spend on them

The expense of replacing your roof can be significant, but if you use high-quality materials today, you’ll save money in the long run. You’ll also elongate the lifespan of your roof, which is critical if you’re planning to sell your house in the future or if you intend to stay in it indefinitely.

Pay close attention to paperwork

A permit is required for a roofing project, which your contractor should obtain for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that it is present, as you will be held responsible by the city if it is not. It would help if you also looked for warranties, special conditions, and all of the information mentioned in your contracts, such as the time frame, pricing, and other critical issues.

Request for the magnet

Yes, sloppy crews can be negligent with nails and disperse them throughout the land. It’s a major annoyance for residents all around the metroplex, and with good reason. 

You can expect this type of service if you cut corners when choosing your contractor. For years to come, your children and dogs may be running through nails. Professional roofers invest in the best magnet rollers in the market for their project managers, who are liable to carefully remove nails from your front and backyard before the project is done. 

Furthermore, we urge that homeowners watch the downspouts after the next heavy storm, as water flowing through the gutter system may reveal a randomly lost nail.

Be flexible yet firm

A roof replacement is a relatively short process, but it has many variables. The weather, the sort of roofing materials you’ve bought, and various other factors can all impact the timeline and scope of your project, so it’s critical to remain flexible. At the same time, you hold your contractor accountable for your agreement.

Do you need to replace your roof?

Since it was established in 1980, Perkins Roofing Corp has provided a wide range of roofing services such as: commercial roofing, residential roofing, and industrial roofing, as well as weatherproofing of patio terraces, balconies, and sun decks.

We provide a limited warranty certificate following completion of work for all services upon request. Our project estimates include service dates, qualified technicians, permitting, supplies and materials, waste service fees, taxes, and insurance.

We are committed to providing roofing services to residents of West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami, the Florida Keys, and the rest of Southeast Florida.

Contact Perkins Roofing Corp. at 305-687-6521 or 305-MIA-ROOF for a quote.

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