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Important Things To Consider About The Roof On Your Home

<br/>Even though your roof is expected to last 10-15 years, there is still maintenance that needs done. You should always maintain your roof as best as you can. These tips will give you the basic knowledge about roofing that you need.
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<br/>If you find a leak during a storm, wait until everything is dry before heading up to your roof. It's too dangerous to work on a wet and slippery roof. Once the roof dries, you'll be able to fix the problem.
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<br/>It is important that you check out your potential contractor's history before you allow them to work on your roof. Once you've got them, check them out and ask about value and quality of the work. Take a drive to the homes, if possible. Drive around and look at the work before determining who you will hire.
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<br/>Get contractor referrals from loved ones. Ask them about their experience with roofers, whether or not they were satisfied with the quality of service and the price of the job. Also ask how well the contractor cleaned up after the job was done and whether there is a warranty for future repairs.
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<br/>If you are on the receiving end of high pressure sales tactics, politely decline. They'll do anything to convince you to hire them to replace your roof, but you get the short end of the stick.
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<br/>You never want to just get on your roof in search of damaged spots. If you feel there might be a problem, then you need to hire a professional to look at it for you. The roof may cave in, which could cause serious injury.
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<br/>Once you have narrowed down your list of potential contractors, ask them what kind of warranties are available. Find one that is covers you for at least 3-5 years to be safe. The warranty needs to cover defective supplies and sup-par workmanship, and they should also supply you with copies of the manufacturer warranties too.
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<br/>The age of your roof often dictates whether or not you replace it. Roofs usually have a maximum of twenty years before they need to be replaced. If your new roof is installed over the old one, you must replace it after 20 years.
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<br/>Never cut corners when purchasing roofing materials. Cheap materials can get worn out quickly and you may have to end up spending more than you would if you bought something of better quality.
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<br/>Pay attention to the little things when you hire a roofing contractor. You can probably depend on a roofer that shows up on time. Additionally, they should be given you a written bid. It shows professionalism. You want these qualities present in your roofing contractor.
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<br/>Wen replacing your roof, consider using architectural shingles. These shingles are not only better looking than traditional shingles, they also have a much longer lifespan. Also these kinds of shingles add some value to a home because people seek them out so it's a good idea to go with them if you're selling your home.
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<br/>If you make sure your roof's in good shape, it'll be able to keep your home in good shape as well. It is a very valuable asset. Follow these tips when you need advice on maintaining your home's roof.


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