Replacing a roof is a big project. There are a lot of factors that a roofing contractor considers when preparing an estimate for a homeowner.
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Most roofing material companies offer warranties on their products. It is important to know what the warranties cover before using a warranty to determine the products and contractor you choose.
Manufacturer's warranties usually offer coverage when there is a defect in the roofing material that causes leaks. This coverage is limited to when normal conditions exist. Often environmental damage such as wind, hail or ice damage is not covered. Manufacturer's coverage will typically cover the cost of replacing the materials, not the labor to do so. They also do not cover replacing the entire roof, just repairing or replacing the defective areas.
Manufacturer's warranties often exclude damage due to pre-existing conditions of the roof. If the shingles were installed improperly or the roof structure and gutter design was faulty, coverage may be denied. Many warranties are prorated, meaning the longer the roof is on your home the less coverage you have.
While a good warranty to cover defects is important, choosing your roofing contractor is more so. A qualified contractor will know what type of material to use on your roof and how to install it properly, reducing the possibility of roof leakage. Your contractor will also recognize potential problems such as structure, drainage and ventilation issues and address those ahead of time so they won't damage your new shingles in the future. A reputable contractor will offer a labor warranty to cover any issues that may arise for additional peace of mind. Some contractors are recognized by the manufacturer who may offer additional workmanship guarantees.
When considering your new roof investment, be sure to look at the coverage warranties offer and especially the quality and knowledge of the company installing them.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in asphalt shingle roof replacement.
The quick answer to that question is.... It depends.
How much value a new roof can add depends on the condition of the old roof. The more the improvement the more value it will add. Further upgrades add more. Architectural style shingles will add more value than traditional styles.
A new roof can add value in other ways. Is the new roof energy efficient? An energy efficient, properly insulated roof can reduce energy bills. The roof will also mean fewer repairs and maintenance costs to you.
If you are selling your house. A new roof will add curb appeal attracting more potential buyers. Some buyers are willing to pay more for a home with a new roof that was installed by a professional roofer. They know it won't need to be replaced in the near future. A home inspector will recognize that it was installed properly and since most warranties transfer to the new homeowner that will give them peace of mind.
To get an idea of the value a new roof can add look at your neighbors homes. Do they have a new roof? What is the value of their homes?
The best way to get an accurate value of your home is to speak with a Realtor and get an appraisal.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in shingle roof replacement.
I have been providing professional roofing & siding craftsmanship in the Pittsburgh area since 1991. Quality and attention to detail is top priority.
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