If your roof is old and has recurring issues, you’re likely better off investing in a full replacement rather than paying for more repairs that do little more than slap a band-aid over the problem. Before you begin a roof replacement project, however, you need to consider the essentials carefully.
Read on as Integrity Roofing and Siding, the most trusted roofing company in the area, lists four important tips to ensure a successful roof replacement:
1. Invest in High-Quality Products
While it’s tempting to go with the cheapest material, you need to consider the long-term implications of your decision. Higher-quality materials won’t need to be replaced as early as lower quality materials and thus tend to have a low life-cycle cost. This will save you money in the long run. Excellent options include architectural shingles, tile and metal.
2. Hire a Reliable Contractor
Even a high-quality roofing material won’t perform well if it’s not properly installed. This is why you should hire a roofing contractor that has what it takes to do the job right the first time. When vetting a potential contractor, ask to see their license, insurance and certifications. Always ask for references too as this will give you first-hand information about the quality of their work and customer service.
3. Tear Off the Old Roof
To ensure that your new roof functions as expected, strip away your old roof before installing the new one. This allows your contractor to inspect your roof’s overall state and make any needed repairs.
4. Obtain the Necessary Permits Ahead of Time
Because roof replacement is a major undertaking, you’ll need to secure a permit before the project can begin. Don’t put this off; failure to obtain the necessary permit can result in delays and added expenses down the road.
At Integrity Roofing and Siding, we can help you plan your project from start to finish and can guarantee a hassle-free process. Call us at (210) 340-7663 to get started. We serve residents throughout New Braunfels, San Antonio and Boerne, TX.