Having your roof done right is important for longevity. Whether you are working on a smaller job such as a little leak that needs a few shingles replaced, or a larger job like installing an entirely new roof, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Roofing contractors are trained in the field to do the job right the first time without allowing the progression of the problem.
A contractor can add value to your home. Simply by hiring a professional with all the right experience in the field, you can skyrocket the resale value for home. The initial investment may be more than what you would like to invest, but in the long run it will benefit you greatly. Your house will go from decreasing in value to increasing simply by adding a new roof.
There ARE different kinds of roofing available. You could have them install a shingle, slate or metal roof. Shingles are one of the oldest forms of roofing but they don’t actually last as long as other forms such as metal. When installing shingles they use special glue which after a while does get old and can get holes in it creating a leak. Whether it starts with an animal pulling on the shingles allowing water to get in, or a dip in the shingle causing it to create a puddle which will soften the glue and eventually rot and create a hole for animals to make worse and get into where they could start nesting and breeding. This will give you an added animal infestation.
Now, metal roofing is a great thing to have a contractor install. While the initial payment may be more, it will last a lifetime with few or zero repairs. The material that it is made out of is completely sturdy and rust-resistant as well as helps regulate the temperature inside your house. While it may seem to be a dream come true already, it has many more bonuses such as the fact that it can keep noise pollution from invading your space. Noisy cars, children playing outside, garbage trucks, birds and more will all be blocked out by the material. Metal roofing lasts three times longer than shingle roofing.
Depending on your climate and area of living, you may have more or less dependency on an ultimate roof. If you live in a place with lots of noise, animals and harsh seasons it may be better for you to invest in a metal roof where as if you live in a dry area, there aren’t many animals around you and you live in quiet conditions then you may just be OK with shingles.
There are lots of options for you when it comes to using a contractor. Having your roof checked on is the best way to start. Your contractor will tell you what is best for your home that coincides nicely with your budget.