So here you are. The time has come to replace the roof on your home. Maybe you just moved into the house knowing that a roof repair job was just going to be part of the deal. Maybe you have lived in your house for years and your gift to yourself this year is to replace that roof that has been shedding shingles almost as much as your dog sheds her coat. Maybe you have been hit by a particularly nasty storm and you are trying to figure out how best to approach the looming repair job in front of you. Regardless of the reasons you need to replace your roof, there are a few helpful things that you need to make sure are in your knowledge database. First, you should work with a roofing company that is trustworthy; this means that they have been in business a while, are a local group, and have good ratings, like an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. If you live in the Denver Metro Area, then Roof Corp is the roofing company for you, as they fit all these characteristics. Second, you should have a plan for working with your insurance company if the replacement or repair job is something they will cover. Again, Roof Corp can help with this as one of their complimentary services involves working with your insurance company. Third, know what kinds of shingles you like, both in style and in function. It is not accurate to purport that all shingles are created equal. In fact, there are so many kinds of materials that shingles are made with these days as well as so many different kinds of functions and styles kept in mind during the production process that you need to know what kind of shingle you are looking for. Here are a few tips on selecting the right kind of shingle for your style, your home, and your climate:
1. Roof shingles are typically one of the very first things that a person sees when they look at a house. They notice the front door, the siding, any interesting yard creatures and features that may be present; but they mostly notice your roof. The shingles on your roof are an important part of your roof’s aesthetic and indeed the aesthetic of your entire home, so this is an important decision. Consider premium shingles that are created with aesthetic in mind if this is the most important aspect of construction to you.
2. Think about the roofing material logically. For example, the most common kind of shingle to use has been wood and organic material based shingles, but because these are particularly prone to fire, they have been replaced by a more practical fiberglass shingle. With this in mind, you should think about your climate and the kind of shingles that make the most sense for your climate and your area. For example, if you live in the Denver metro area or the front range, impact resistant shingles may help you avoid some hail damage related repairs.
No matter what, remember that shingles are important functionally and aesthetically to your home; choose wisely!
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