As a homeowner, it came seem overwhelming from time to time maintaining your house. One of the hardest is the roof. This seems to be an area that many homeowners are just unfamiliar with. Fortunately, we’re here to help you down this path. Dependable Construction is available when you need us. Here are some helpful tips about your roof.
- Get a Roof Inspection
Before you purchase a new home, you should schedule a thorough home inspection. If your home inspector does not climb up on the roof, and many of them won’t, it’s a good idea to schedule a separate roof inspection too. Roof repairs and replacements can be expensive, and knowing what you’re getting yourself into ahead of time is worth the extra cost of the inspection.
- Find the Trouble Spots
Your roof is more prone to leaking in certain areas, such as around your skylights, flashing, and gutters. You should know where these are located on your roof and how you can maintain them over time.
- Research Your Options
You have many different options if you need a roof replacement. It’s a good idea to do your research beforehand to choose the best roof for your home. For example, you may be looking for hail-resistant shingles, or you may be more interested in increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
- Ask for a Warranty
Before you hire a roofing company to perform roof repairs, you need to ask for a written guarantee of their work. Additionally, you should require proof of licensing and insurance. Finally, all roof repairs and replacements should come with a written warranty for parts and labor.
- Focus on Preventive Maintenance
It’s a good idea to repair small problems before they turn into big ones, because a damaged roof may not be strong enough to hold up during the next storm. In the long run, you’ll save money by addressing minor issues right away.
With the knowledge to maintain your roof it will last longer. When it finally comes time to replace it you’ll need to call a professional roofing company. The staff at Dependable Construction are happy to answer all your questions about roof; maintenance, repairs and full replacements. Just give us a call at 937.318.9572. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. Visit our new website today and learn more about all the services offered.