You may be in a position now to ask yourself, should I be roofing a house with shingles? Whether you are a contractor building a subdivision or a homeowner looking to replace a tired or worn roof an obvious choice would be to install shingles for many reasons. Although installing shingles on a roof is hardly a new concept there are many more color choices today than in the past so why not make your roof attractive?
Shingles are meant to protect your roof from the elements in any climate whether it is snow in the northeast or burning sun in the southwest. They are meant to be decorative. The materials vary as does the pricing but they are still one of the most affordable roof coverings and also one of the easiest to install.
Residential Roofing Shingle Material VariesResidential Roofing Tips to Consider
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when installing residential roofing shingles.
- You must completely remove the old layer. If you keep the old layer in tact (which helps reduce labor cost) and install new shingles on top, this is called a recover job not re*roofing. Make sure if you are hiring a roofing contractor you understand the difference.
- The installation should be done in dry weather to make sure no moisture is trapped beneath the new surface.
- Proper roofing nails should be used for joining the shingles to avoid corrosion allowing the tiles to slip after a time.
- There should not be any gaps between tiles as they are being installed as this will lead to possible leaks down the road.
Can you do a re-roofing job yourself? Maybe. Should you do a roofing job yourself? Probably not. Everyone likes to save money but this is probably one honey do job you will want to hire out. Your job then becomes to make sure all of your questions are answered and the roofing contractor you are hiring is legitimate and experienced. Ask for a FREE Quote from Colorado Premier Roofing today!
Beware of Roofing Scams
As in many industries there are scam artists so you will want to do your homework and vet your potential contractor thoroughly. A roof is one of the most important parts of a home’s structure protecting not only the building but the contents inside. Take the time necessary to pick the right product and the right contractor to get the job done safely, efficiently and at a fair and reasonable cost. Colorado Premier Roofing is your go-to Colorado Roofing company for reliability, great service, wonderful customer care and excellent cost and delivery. Why take a chance on others? Trust Colorado Premier Roofing to do the job right, on time, on budget and safely. Ask for a FREE QUOTE today from Colorado Premier Roofing.