Do you think you may need a new roof soon? Replacing your roof is a big decision for any homeowner or business owner. There are many steps that need to be taken before deciding if this is the right step for you. The first step is to get your questions answered!
When is it Time for a New Roof?
Failing to replace your roof at the right time can lead to thousands of dollars in home repairs from leaky shingles or structural damage. A few signs it’s time for a new roofing system are:
- Wet spots on your ceiling, in the attic, or crawl spaces.
- Shingles are curled, buckling, missing or broken.
- Shingles are badly aging and missing granules.
- Signs of roof rot, such as a spongy feeling when you walk on it.
- There is standing water.
- Your flashing is damaged, or completely compromised.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs or something else you are concerned about, contact your local roofing company to have a professional inspection completed.
What Type of Roofing Material Should I Choose?
There are a variety of new roofing styles to choose from for any home or business. You can select your material, color, and style, depending on your needs and personal preferences. A few materials to choose from are:
- Metal - Tri County Metals Contractors Edge Certified Installers, Install Classic Ag Panel Profile, Corrugated, 5 V Crimp, or standing seam hidden fastener Roofing systems
- Shingle - Atlas, Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning
- Flat Roofing - Durolast, TPO, Firestone
- Tile - Boral, Terreal, Clay and Concrete, in a variety of architectural styles
Your roofing contractor will make sure to help you choose the right option for your new roof so make sure you ask questions and hire a professional!
How Do I Choose the Right Roofing Company?
Once you decide you need a new roof, the most important decision you need to make is a reputable roofing contractor. Find a trusted roofing company to avoid harmful contractor scams and get the most out of your budget. A new roof isn’t a small investment – the right roofer can give you peace of mind and a roof that will last for decades. Doing your research before hiring a roofer can protect you from roofing disasters.
First, ask your neighbors for a good roofing contractor. Ask your friends and family members for suggestions, or post the question on social media. Word of mouth is one of the most reliable ways to judge the character of a roofing contractor, since you’re speaking to people who have already worked with the company. Also look at the roofer’s reviews and testimonials from previous customers.
Next, investigate the company itself. Look for positive ratings with the Better Business Bureau and Google, and check for proper licensing and insurance. A contractor without these accreditations or one that refuses to show you licensing might not be trustworthy – or at least not the best quality contractor on the market.
How Long Will My New Roof Last?
Even the best quality roofing system has an expiration date. However, the better your contractor and materials, the longer your investment will last. Typically, 20 to 30 years is an acceptable lifespan for a new roof. However, roofs can last longer (or shorter) depending on the level of maintenance, material, weather, and original construction.
Does your home or business need a new roof? Johnson Roofing Solutions provides free estimates AND financing to homes and businesses across the panhandle of Florida. We have offices in Panama City, Chipley and Graceville with our service area expanding from Tallahassee to Pensacola. We are fully licensed and insured, family owned and operated and prepared to take on any roofing project from minor repairs to complete replacements or even new construction. Contact us today and let us be your solution!