Like most home improvement and remodeling projects, roof repair, installation, and replacement jobs can cost you an arm and a leg. Replacing a roof, in particular, is perhaps one of, if not the biggest projects any homeowner can ever take. Money aside, roof replacements also take a considerable amount of planning, designing, and scheduling before they begin.
With all of the things that go into getting a new roof, it makes sense to want to make the most out of this project. Let our experts at McGuire Roofing & Construction show you some of the things you should avoid that could potentially cost you your new roof.
The Wrong Contractors
There once was a time when finding a roof repair and replacement professional was actually a huge challenge. Thankfully, this step was largely improved by the Internet. Today, it’s easy to find dozens of local roofers who can help you with your roof. The challenge now, however, is finding a good contractor among all your options. Vet your potential candidates and make sure that they have the right credentials that show their skill, experience and ability to handle roofing systems.
Keeping the Old Roof Under the New
In some cases, reroofing, or installing new shingles directly on top of the old ones, is possible. Local building codes have different rules about this and a good contractor would always know when this can or cannot be done. In any case, it’s always a good idea to remove the old roof before you install a new one.
Call your local roofing contractors immediately as soon as you see any sign of a problem with your roof. Leaks, in particular, can be extremely harmful and must be fixed quickly. Delaying repairs can cost you more money in the long run.
At McGuire Roofing & Construction, our roofers take no shortcuts when it comes to your roof. Give us a call at (865) 338-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Maryville, Oakridge, and other nearby areas in TN.