Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Roof

It’s a new year, and you’re thinking about getting a new roof. Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you, and there’s some amazing possibilities waiting! Your roof is one of the most crucial parts of your home, literally the thing that keeps rain and snow at bay. After all, we all know the expression “a roof over your head,” but almost no one has ever expressed being thankful for a window. Buying a new roof is not an insignificant purchase, however. A roof should last you for many many years and is going to cost you a significant amount of money. Even a “cheap” roof will be significantly more than almost any other purchase you may make in most years, and let’s face it, you roof is one of the things in life you don’t want to be considering “cheap” as an active adjective. Because of this, it’s important to ask some big questions before purchasing a new roof. We thought we’d review a few for you to consider.

Do I really need a new roof?

Perhaps an obvious place to begin, but the first question to ask is, do you really need a new roof. As we said, a roof should last a very long time in comparison to many other purchases you may make, so it is worth stopping to consider why you’re looking to buy a new roof. Is it possible the roof you have simply needs some repairs? Superficial and aesthetic issues can often be resolved with expert repair craftsmanship without the need for a complete roof replacement. Before making the decision to pursue a new roof, get a clearer picture of your situation with a full inspection by a qualified expert. New Heights Roofing can provide you with everything you need to know to make a fully informed decision going forward, and if necessary we can provide you an estimate on the repairs you may need so you can avoid buying a new roof right now. Take a look at this article for more information on determining whether you need to replace or repair your roof.

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What factors affect the price?

A roof is not a once size fits all purchase. When it comes to considering the cost of a new roof, you’ll need to be prepared for a number of factors to go into determining your price. Obvious factors can include the size of your roof as well as the individual materials you choose, such as the type of shingles. Less obvious questions can include such items as the pitch and height of your roof, which can affect the ease of installation and what equipment will be needed. We cover some other items that may affect the price of your roof here.

What all is included?

Your roof is more than just the shingles you see when you look up. Your roof has a variety of components, some of which aren’t visible from the ground level. When you’re looking for a new roof, you’ll want to remember all of the different pieces that will need to be repaired or included, and you’ll want to ask clear questions about what all will be included in any estimate. Items like your decking and underlayment are obvious, but also ask about flashing around chimneys and venting that may need to be installed or repaired at various points. Make sure you get documentation showing what is included with the new roof so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises.

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What kind of warranty will I need?

As we’ve said, a roof should last you for a good long time, but it’s important to make sure you’re protected in case something happens. At New Heights Roofing we offer two types of warranties to allow you peace of mind with your purchase decision. Our standard warranty is a 10 year non-transferrable warranty covering shingles and workmanship, while our Elite Warranty is a 50 year transferrable warranty covering shingles and workmanship, giving you long lasting assurance as well as increasing your resale value significantly.

The good news is, you don’t need to navigate these questions alone. The team at New Heights Roofing is here to help you find the answers to these and any other questions you may have before purchasing a new roof. Contact us today to get started!

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