Time for a New Roof?
Planning to replace your old rickety roof with a new one? Or maybe you’re building a new house/home and thinking about the best roof most suitable for it? Whichever one, you’ll find this article very helpful.
There are factors to consider before roofing a building, some of these factors include;
• The architecture of the building
• The roofing material, and
• Your budget
• Will you be hiring a roofing contractor?
These are the essential core things to consider before proceeding to roof a home. This article will act as a guide for builders and homeowners. Our pride lies in helping people build stable, durable and nice-looking roofs; we also provide roof maintenance.
Below are the detailed core-factors to consider before you roof a building.
The Architecture of the building
First, you have to take into consideration the size, shape and overall architecture of the purposed building; gables, multiple chimneys, valleys, skylights, and other elements are the key things to consider.
When talking about roofs, some roofers don’t often speak about square feet. They instead say “squares.” One “square” is the equivalent of 100 square feet, or in other words, a typical two-story home with a gable roof consists of roughly 15 squares—1,500 square feet.
Roofing material(s) required
There are different roofing materials available in the market, and they all have their specific capabilities. For example; a flat or low sloped surface, will not be compatible with many of the elements that a steeper pitched roof can use.
Similarly, roofs with insubstantial structures may not be able to handle heavy materials like tile and slate. The cost of each element varies drastically, and this is where it helps to have a roofing company you can trust—people who will work with you to find the perfect fit with the absolute most return on investment. We are available to help you.
Finally, when you must have concluded with the 1st and 2nd factors, the cost should be the next to consider. For most people, the price tends to be the most crucial factor in the decision-making process, but sometimes it has to come last.
The condition and type of your existing roof will impact the price of your new roof installation. Specifically, the cost will be determined by the existing material, how much time and effort it will take to remove the previous one and the cost of any necessary structural repairs that must be made.
Note: These are just the essential prerequisites for installing a new roof.