Roofing projects often end up being quite costly and taking a lot of time. However, if you do your research and work with the following four things in mind, you’ll be sure to save yourself a whole lot of stress. Here’s 4 things to think about if you’re considering a roof replacement.
- Do you definitely need a roof replacement?
Often, taking a close look at your roof is all you need to figure out if it’s time for a new one. Sometimes your roof will be suitable for another few years without replacement but if you’ve got obvious leaks or shingles are rotting or peeling, it’s pretty obvious that the roof needs replacing.
A traditional asphalt roof should last between 15 and 25 years if it was installed properly. So, a sure sign that your roof is older than that is if you find that the shingles are peeling or otherwise flawed. Whilst this doesn’t bring too much damage during the summer months, you could really suffer during the rainy season if you don’t get this fixed, which brings us onto our next point which is about the best time of year for a roof replacement.
- When is the best time of year to get a roof replacement?
If your roof is damaged or otherwise nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s time to think about the options you have for roof replacement. As might be expected, winter is by far the best time to replace a roof. Not only is there potential snow and ice to deal with, but with cold temperatures you run the risk of your roofing materials possibly cracking or becoming more brittle during installation.
- How much would a roof replacement cost?
Size is often the biggest factor that impacts the cost, as the vast majority of roofing companies install on a per square basis. The slope of the roof is another determiner in the cost because steeper roofs are more difficult to work on and require a lot more safety measures and general labour for replacement work.
Additionally, the type of roofing you decide to get plays a key role in its cost. Factors like weight, durability and longevity of the roof are determined by the type of roof material, making this a very big decision all round.
- How to choose the most reliable roofing contractor company
Before you agree to have any work done on your roof you must make sure that the company you’ve chosen is trusted and reliable. Findley Roofing have a large group of roofers in Hartlepool that have more than 30 years’ experience within the industry and have risen to become to go-to supplier of roofing and building services throughout the North East of England – and beyond.
You’ll find that some roofing companies offer a free roof health check which is a great way of making sure that you’re only paying for what you need. Whilst this health check is being carried out there’s the opportunity to check business insurance documents, permits or whatever else you need to help you feel at ease that you’re making the right choice.