A Homeowner’s Guide to Installing a New Shingle Roof

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Replacing a shingle roof is a big investment for a homeowner. You want the best quality materials, service and warranty available to ensure your new shingle roof replacement lasts for years to come. The following tips outline some essential steps to help you find the perfect roofing contractor that will your consider your personal style and budget to install the best quality roof for you.

Do Your Research to Find a Reputable Contractor

It may be tempting to call the first roofing contractor you see listed in an Internet search or phone book to handle your shingle roof replacement. Shockingly, a study by Harvard University revealed that 70 percent of new roofing companies go out of business in less than three years.

A fantastic resource is Angie’s List, an online review site that enables consumers to research companies and read reviews left by other customers. This website lists gives a brief overview of our services, along with business hours and contact information.

Additionally, finding the best roofing companies can still result from referrals from friends and acquaintances who have had positive experiences with their roofing contractor.

Know the Materials

Many roofing shingles are made from asphalt. The highest quality reinforcement mat and asphalt material determine the strength, durability and lifespan of your shingle roof replacement. Choosing higher quality materials translates into a longer warranty for your new roof.

At Quality Roofing, we typically recommend Owens Corning shingles as a top of the line product to consider when choosing your new roofing materials.

A big advantage of asphalt shingles is the wide variety of color and texture choices available. Our trained professionals will help you decide which materials will look best on your home and make your shingle roof replacement stand out in your neighborhood.

Know the Roofing Procedure

Your roofing consultant will walk you through a checklist of your shingle roof replacement in clear terms that will ensure you understand the scope of the job.

The consultant should be prepared to explain the tear-off preparation for the old shingles and take into consideration any concerns you may have about possible damage to your property or landscaping.

The consultant should also have exact measurements of your roof and present you with a timeline of the installation procedure and actual samples of the materials to be used so that you know what to expect during all aspects of the project.

Local, Professional Help Available

For help with your next shingle roof replacement in the Austin region of Texas, contact Quality Roofing.

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