When you decide your home needs a full roof replacement, the process of finding the right contractor and roofing product may feel overwhelming at times. To make the process easier, here is a guide to getting the best roof replacement in Atlanta.
Understanding your home's needs
To start, understand why your home needs roof replacement in the first place. Did a previous homeowner neglect attic ventilation or allow the sun to damage vulnerable roofing materials? Every home has special needs depending on the position on the landscape and quality of the structure beneath it.
Understand your home's needs with respect to:
- Surrounding trees. Trees that make contact with your home in extreme winds will affect the structural integrity of a roof. Consider paring back branches to minimize damage from the impact of branches and falling debris.
- Annual rainfall. Heavy rains can penetrate roofing and create water damage inside your home. Make sure weatherproofing efforts address your home's needs.
- Levels of sun and wind exposure. Cobb County homeowners face varying amounts of sun and wind exposure depending on the position of your house on the property. Experienced roofers will advise you on the best type of roof replacement in Atlanta depending on your these factors.
- Attic ventilation. No matter where you live, proper attic ventilation is a necessary part of maintaining a roof. Combined with insulation that keeps conditioned air out of the attic, the correct venting system should protect a roof for the long haul.
Deciding on the ideal roof
Once you know what your home needs, the process of selecting a roof becomes easier. While asphalt shingles are one of the most common and affordable options on the market, you may decide wood shingles, slate, tile or innovative metal styles are better for function and design preferences.
If you decide to go with asphalt, avoid the temptation (or roofer recommendation) to add a second layer of shingles over the existing one. Not only could this system cause your roof to deteriorate faster than normal, it may also void the warranty on your new roof. If you are concerned about waste, Findlay is part of a local recycling program for used shingles.
Choosing the right roofing contractor
Finding the right roofing contractor will help you get through each part of the process. No matter how charming a contractor seems at first, never hire a roofer unless they offer proof of insurance and are a respected company in the Atlanta area. Ask the right questions when you are deciding on a roofer to work on your home.
Findlay Roofing is the North Georgia specialist for classic, modern and green roofing styles. When you are ready for roof replacement in Atlanta, Findlay is your best bet.
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