A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 2

In last week’s blog, we covered the first portion of information every homeowner needs to know when embarking on a reroofing project. If you haven’t taken the chance to read it yet, we highly recommend you do so. Today, we will finish the series by highlighting even more valuable insight you can use to protect yourself and ensure that any of the many Jacksonville roofers you may select perform a quality job. So let’s take a look!

Selecting the Right Product

The selection of the best roofing shingle is a very important part of every reroofing project. As with any major purchase, a consumer must weight the benefits against the negatives. What works best for your particular needs? You should compare prices in terms of functions, features and benefits. A home built on the beach may have different needs than one many miles inland. You should strike a balance between the function needed and the look of the shingle. A homeowner that requires only the most basic functionality may be satisfied with a standard three-tab shingle, but if aesthetics are of equal importance, then shopping around for the right shingle at the right price is worth the time. Continue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 2”

Roof Style-What Are the Advantages, Disadvantages and Cost

roof styleWhen you are in the market for a new roof, you should know what your options are. There are a variety of styles to select from. Some are more durable than others while some are simply more attractive in design. Each homeowner has to decide what they are most interested in and make the best decision that is best for them. A quality roofing company will discuss your options and advise you about the one best suited for your style home. Here we discuss the most widely used type of roof material for residential roofs.

Wood Shingle Roofs

This roof is a classic style. The shingles are made from a type of cedar tree; however, in some places they are made from pine trees. Wood shingles are cut by a machine. Wood roofing is among some of the most expensive roofs because of the precision needed to cut them against the grain of the lumber. These types of roofs typically start at approximately $7,000 and include the roofing material and installation. To have wood roofing installed in place of your existing roof, it could cost up to an additional $1,000. This price increases depending on the size of the roof and the structure of the roof. While the wood roofing is a bit pricey, it is one of the most attractive styles and is very durable, lasting for a very long time.

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Making Sure You Choose a Good Roofer to Get a Good Roof

good rooferIf you want to ensure that you find a competent roofer, there are some things you should know. Many people select a service provider by the amount of years they have been in business. Still others will advertise how long they have been in business and how many years of experience they have. However, you must be cautious because often times, these roofing services will indicate their total combined time of service. This is not the same. Also, you should make sure that they are not simply changing the name of their business whenever they have started to receive negative reviews. Some consumers will choose a roofer based on cost alone. This, as we all know, doesn’t always translate to good service. There is certainly a lot to consider when seeking out a reputable and efficient roofer.

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Roofing Services-How to Make Your New Roof Last

make your roof lastHomeowners are encouraged to take good care of their roof. Many homeowners that hear this don’t actually know what this means. They only assume that they will need to deal with their roof when an issue, such as a leak, occurs. This isn’t the case. The maintenance of your roof is important and it starts by the person you hire to install your roofing. Having a roof that has been properly installed is important to how long it actually lasts. Your roof is one of the single most important features of your home and should be treated as such.

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 1

There are more than a few reasons why homeowners choose to get a new roof. Whether your existing roofing system is failing to adequately protect your home or you are thinking about putting your house on the market, a new roof is an important decision that requires expert planning and care. Homeowners must protect themselves against costly mistakes and ensure proper installation. Let’s take a look at what homeowners can expect when they embark on a roofing restoration project. Continue reading “A Homeowner’s Guide to Reroofing Pt. 1”