A worn-out or damaged roof is the home repair job very few look forward to. It entails climbing, inspecting, and contacting a competent College Station roofer. Then there’s deciding on the course of action for the roof – whether to repair or replace it. In her article for WPTZ.com and Networx.com, Laura Firszt writes how knowing what you want in advance should make the repair work go smoothly.
When you’re looking for an estimate on a roofing job, you’ll save time and get the best value for your money if you know what you want. You’re already one step ahead of the game if you’re thinking about roof repair or replacement now…
If it’s broke, fix it
Everyone’s first instinct is to cut down on cost. Since repairs cost less than replacing, why not solve the problem with a patch-up job and save a few bucks? However, if the roof isn’t looking stable enough to last a few months or even weeks, you could be putting lives in jeopardy with a quick-fix.
First, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to match any new tiles to the old ones, in terms of both color and size. Second, if your roof has needed several sizable repairs over the past few years, is leaking on a large scale, is exposed to exceptionally strong sunlight or other extreme weather conditions, or is more than 15 to 20 years old, replacement is likely the better option.
You want what?
Don’t pretend to be an expert when it comes to the nature of your roof and what needs to be done. To start, how many square feet is the roof? What’s it made of? How old is it? How extensive is the damage? How much are you looking to spend? Do you want any modifications made? Answering these questions up front will make life easier for roofing contractors in College Station TX, like America’s Choice Roofing, who can respond to your needs immediately.
Matter of trust
Make sure you examine the roofing contractor’s credentials. Do they have good reviews online? Have you seen samples of their work? Do you know anyone who has worked with them previously? Does their estimate cover all expenses, including materials, labor, tax and building permit costs? Once you know they can be trusted, your roof is as good as done.
(Article Excerpt and Image from “Roofing estimates: It pays to know what you want”, The WPTZ.com, September 02, 2014)