If you’re considering getting a brand-new roof, it’s important that you know more about the main types of material and the process for installing a new roof for your home. If you never had roofing replacement before, here is everything you need to know before getting a new roof.

Choosing The Right Material

When considering the type of material that you’re going to install on your new roof, you should take into consideration the average lifespan of each material and the investment that you’re willing to make upfront. Standard shingles can last around 15 years whereas the installation of a clay tile could keep your roof in great shape for 50 years.

Think About A Complete Replacement

There are many people that feel strongly about re roofing as a method to save money. While replacing shingles overtop of previous roofing materials can be a much less expensive way to get your roofing job done, it’s not often advantageous in the long run. A second layer of shingles placed above your previous layer of shingles will often have your previous shingles wearing down and you will have to replace the new layer sooner.

Choosing The Right Contractor

Getting several quotes for your roofing job is often advantageous. Requesting several quotes and understanding what each roofer can provide for you is a great idea. It’s usually best to choose a company that has several years of experience and a company that will guarantee you are not going to have subcontractors working on the job.

Have A Plan For The Work

Roofing can be a noisy process and making sure they have a plan for managing pets or living away from the noise for a few days can be a great way to minimize the inconvenience of roofing work.

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This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofers in Clearwater FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.