Homeowner's Step-by-Step Guide to Roof Replacement
If you’re in the market for a new roof, there are several things to consider in order to get the most from your time and investment. At RoofPro, we know that this time may be one of confusion and can easily overwhelm homeowners. From a professional perspective, we offer this step-by-step guide to roof replacement so that you are armed with all of the information you need to make the best decisions for your home.
Step 1: Get Quotes From At Least Three Contractors
Of course, we stand behind our process and sincerely want your business, but we also want to be transparent with our potential customers. Best practices dictate that you should receive at least three quotes and inspections from roofing contractors during your initial roof replacement process. Doing so will allow you to gauge the appropriate level of repair and cost. The best suggestions for which companies to get these quotes from will likely come from trusted friends and family. Ask around for recommendations on the best roofing contractors in your area. You can also look in phone directories and read online reviews to find companies.
At RoofPro, we will never upsell or suggest materials or repairs that are not needed. We provide an honest estimate and only propose repairs and replacements when needed. We stand behind our craftsmanship and our reputation for treating customers with the respect and transparency that we would want to receive.
Step 2: Choose The Right Contractor
Of the three contractors that you received a quote from, you should choose the best fit. Before doing so, ask yourself some questions. Which company has the most experience? Which company works with my budget? Does the company have good references and a positive reputation? Do they guarantee their work? Do they offer a variety of material brands? Are they local and available during emergencies? These are the important things that people often don't think about prior to picking their roofing contractor. Every customer has special circumstances and should take these into consideration when making their choice.
You want to find a company that can complete the job with the highest possible standards. Is RoofPro the cheapest option? We prioritize craftsmanship and quality above offering the lowest price. Our value comes through superior expertise that we stand behind and the best materials options on the market. Although we aren’t the cheapest contractor you can find, we offer the best financing options available to our customers. Our work is also backed by warranty and material warranty. Because we are certified, the work we do is covered.
We also offer fast and simple financing options. Features of this are $89/month roof replacements, 0% interest for the first 12 months, quick application process, online account access, and the ability to use this financing on roof replacements for homes and businesses costing at least $1,000. Also, no down payment is necessary when using the RoofPro financing option.
Step 3: Research And Choose The Best Materials
Marylanders have a variety of material manufacturers from which to choose. You will want to pick a product that is able to withstand the diverse climate. We also recommend researching the material options ahead of time. Each type and brand has its own set of pros and cons. Some popular roofing choices for homeowners in Maryland are asphalt shingles, slate, and metal. These vary from more budget friendly options that will need to be maintained often, to the more expensive materials that can last a lifetime.
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Step 4: Research The Warranty
Whatever you do, don’t skip out on researching the warranty options that come with the various material types. Regardless of your roof being replaced now, warranties are very important for the continued maintenance of your home. Warranties are the best way to protect your investment.
There are great warranties from many of the suppliers we use at RoofPro. The GAF warranty, for example, is one of the best on the market. Our roofing specialists can help walk you through which option is right for you. GAF has a variety of warranty options from labor and roofing system coverage. These can range anywhere from 10 to 50 years. Warranties may be voided, though, if a certified roofing company doesn’t install your materials the first time. RoofPro’s professionals are all certified and work to keep your warranty intact.
Step 5: Have The Old Roof Removed
Don’t allow your roofer to cut corners by installing your new roof over the old one. This could cause a plethora of issues down the road. A recovered roof is not the way to go for a long-term roofing solution. A crumbling roofing system must be completely replaced. Our roofing team will never tell you to completely replace your roof unless we think it is necessary. We will offer repairs if that is all you need, but if we are replacing your roof, that old roof is definitely coming off. That’s the professional and most secure option for your home.
Step 6: Installation and Final Inspection
Our installation process happens in several steps. The entire process usually takes about a week or less, depending on the specific factors of your home. We will add an underlayment in several layers, then add the roofing material of your choice. After this point, a certified inspector will look over every inch of your new roof to make sure that everything is safe, sound, and correctly installed. If everything looks good, we will do all of the cleanup. You don’t have to lift a finger during this process. Afterwards, you’ll have a perfectly installed and beautiful new roof.
Contact Us Today
If you have additional questions about how roofing replacement works, we would be happy to have a consultation with you. Our professional customer service team can walk you through each step of the process and help you choose the best options for your home. We are here to help you seamlessly navigate your exterior repair. We even offer skylight repair and replacement. Give us a call today for a free estimate at (410) 428-6806 or complete our online contact form and someone will be in touch with you.
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