Many different items can factor into the ideal time to replace your home’s roofing system. Here are a few things to consider if you think it is time to do so:

Geographic Location
Where is your home located? Do you live by the water? Is your home in an area that experiences high winds? When our Nauman Contracting team member visits your home to give you a free estimate for the project, these are all things they will take into consideration.

Pitch of Roof
The pitch (or steepness) of your roof plays a major role in what type of roof will best perform on that surface. A low slope roof should, in almost all cases, have a membrane roof system for best performance possible.

Home or Rental
People who intend to stay in the same home for several years typically invest a little more in their roof system so that it will not need to be replaced as often. As a landlord, the roofing material decision for a rental depends on your budget and ideals in considering short term vs long terms solutions.

Style of the Roof System
Each person’s aesthetic preference for roofs are different. Choosing between metal, shingle, and slate can be a hard choice to make. Ultimately, the decision will come down to what works with your home physically and budget wise. You should make sure to choose a roof system that will compliment your home as well as last for many years.

Timing
Waiting too long to replace a roof can cause long term damage like rotten sheathing from water leaks. Replacing your roof sooner rather than later can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. As always, be sure to consult with a qualified, licensed roofing company on the best decisions for your home and your wallet.

Other Information

Making sure your roofer carries Workman’s Compensation Insurance is very important. This insurance protects the homeowner in case an accident happens at their home. Over 3,800 people a year fall off of roofs, and if it happens at your home, you could be held liable. In order to protect the homeowner, proof of Workerman’s Comp. should always be requested.

Considering a certified installer and added warranty from the manufacturer is something homeowner’s should think about.  Most shingle companies only offer a 10 year non pro-rated warranty, and, if installed by a certified installer, the total replacement warranty can be added for 20 years or more.

The roof is the most important part of any home. A new roof, if installed incorrectly, will not only void the warranty, but cause major headaches to a finished home.  If your new roof is found to be installed incorrectly, home owner’s insurance may decline to fix the interior repairs to your damaged home.