Whether it’s a residential or commercial roofing system, a roof is your property’s first line of defense against the elements. And, since your roof is your responsibility, it’s important that you learn everything you can in regards to its maintenance. One way you can do that is by asking a professional roofer a few important questions.
These questions include:
Why Should I Hire a Contractor? Can’t I Do the Work Myself?
Don’t get roofing contractors wrong; they’re not just saying that you should hire a roofer just so they can net themselves a job. In fact, if you’re experienced in re-roofing a home, you’re more than free to maintain your roof on your own. However, if you’re not used to working on your roof, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional to get the job done as attempting a DIY may not be legal in your area and can even result in your roof sustaining some serious damage. Apart from that, your roof’s warranty may also be voided, forcing you to spend a significant amount on repairs or replacements if your roof is ever damaged due to manufacturing or workmanship errors.
How Much Will It Cost?
Unfortunately for some homeowners, how much a roof replacement will cost exactly isn’t something that roofers can clearly answer. This is because the total cost of your roofing project will vary depending on different factors, such as the materials, roof pitch and accessibility. As a result, the best that most roofers can give you during the planning process is a rough estimate of how much the project will cost.
Can You Roof Over My Existing Shingles?
Often, some homeowners will ask their contractor if it’s possible to simply roof over the existing shingles instead of replacing the entire system in the first place. This is because overlaying can sometimes be less costly compared to replacing the roof entirely. Luckily, no contractors worth their salt will advocate for an overlay instead of a roof replacement as not only could the multiple shingle layers create unnecessary weight on your roof, but also because doing so could void the new roof’s warranty and cause it to deteriorate earlier than expected at the same time.
Looking for someone who can help answer some of your roofing questions? Look no further than the pros of Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction. Give us a call at (847) 261-8892, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate. Talk to us today!