Finding a reliable, licensed, and insured roofing contractor is crucial. We encourage you to get more than one estimate and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples, thoroughly looking into the reviews and qualifications of each contractor. Make sure they are familiar with the local building codes and obtain the necessary permits. If possible, sign a contract that details each aspect of the project.
When calculating total cost, you’ll want to consider the long-term, as well. Updating your roof with better materials, venting and insulation can significantly impact your home’s energy efficiency and lower your energy bills. You will also want to consider the manufacturer’s warranties on materials and the contractor’s guarantees with your long term investment.
3) Ventilation and Insulation
Proper roof ventilation and insulation is crucial to prevent heat and moisture buildup in your attic, which can lead to warped shingles, mold, and weakened roof structure. A good contractor will complete a thorough inspection inside and outside the home, and make a plan to ensure your roof has the right ventilation and insulation. Feel free to take a look at an example of ventilation gone wrong, and what we did to help: