Are the shingles on your roof curling or falling off? Are you suddenly experiencing leaks? If so, these are all tell-tale signs that it’s time to get a new roof. But before you do, here are some important things to consider before replacing your roof.
Repairs vs. Replacement
Not every damaged roof needs a full replacement. Depending on the age and condition, some roofs will only need a few sections replaced or a few shingles repaired. How will you know whether you need a full replacement or not? By getting an inspection from a professional. They will be able to tell you exactly what needs to be done now and what can wait.
Once you have a better understanding of what needs to be done, you need to determine how much you can spend and then discuss your budget with the roofing company. This will help them determine the type of materials to use and the amount of work that can be done. Some roofing companies offer financing to help you if you need emergency repairs that exceed your expected budget.
There are more roofing materials available today than ever before. Even asphalt shingles have been greatly improved. Fibreglass and specialty options that mimic wood shakes are also more affordable and come in a variety of colours and sizes. Metal roofing, fibre cement tile, and natural slate are also available in many designs if your budget permits.
What Else Needs Replacing?
If your chimney is starting to lean, spall or crack, now is a great time to have it replaced along with your roof. At Top Hat, we offer both roofing and masonry services, allowing you to get all the work done on your roof at the same time. Other roofing components you should consider replacing at the same time if they are outdated is your ventilation, gutters, and your attic insulation.
Who Will You Hire?
The company who completed your inspection isn’t necessarily the right person to replace your roof and fix your chimney. There are dozens of contractors and roofing companies in the area, some more specialized than others. To make sure you choose the right one for your needs, you need to find a company that will work within your budget and price the work fairly. It’s also important to get an understanding of their experience and reputation by checking the reviews online. The last thing you want is to hire an amateur who doesn’t know what they’re doing or a contractor who only specializes in repairs and not installations. A poorly installed roof could cost you more than just your hard-earned money–it could also impact your safety. Your new roof may not last as long as it should in this care. So make sure you take the time to research each company to learn about their experience in the industry, quality of workmanship, and reputation.
If your roof is past its prime or experiencing numerous issues, call us at Top Hat Home Comfort. Our team of professional roofers, HVAC, and masonry experts are happy to show you samples of our work and provide you with all the references you need to make a decision you’re comfortable with. Our team believes in transparency, which is why you’ll always receive a quote with no hidden fees. We also understand that fixing or replacing a roof is costly, which is why we will work closely with you to replace your roof within your budget. We are solution orientated and will always work in your best interest. Contact us today!