Important Facts Regarding New Construction Roofing
The time has come for you to build your dream home. You have thought about this moment for a very long time. As your contractors go about building your dream home, in your mind, you have already moved in, unpacked and are imagining the delightful evenings, parties and other pleasures that living in your new home will bring.
But before you phase out and leave the construction to the contractor, you need to make some serious considerations about your roof. Here are some important new construction roofing tips that no future homeowner should be without.
This is probably the most important consideration of your home. The roof keeps out the elements, protects your possessions and extends the life of your home. If the roof goes, everything else deteriorates. So your choice here matters, and it matters a lot. Think beyond aesthetics. While you do want to make a choice that is attractive, you will also want to consider durability against weather conditions and how long your roof will last. Some choices, such as clay tiles, will last your lifetime and are worth the investment many times over.
You will also need guidance when it comes to proper ventilation of your new roof. Your local building codes can help in this regard, but so can a roofing expert who has many years of experience. Ventilation is critical, because poor ventilation can lead to a musty attic smell, build-up of mildew or mold and a decrease in the overall energy efficiency of your home. There are many options, and a contractor can help you work with the best choice for your situation.
It certainly matters who performs the work. Contractors should be familiar with and able to discuss a wide variety of roofing systems and point out the best option for your family or new business. Anything else is ultimately a disservice in the long run. Shoddy work is the number one reason why a roof is poorly pitched.
Poorly pitched roofs (roofs with no real slope) hold water after storms, creating real havoc for the rest of the home in the form of leaks and mold and other nasty, unwanted issues. But there are other reasons you want to take your time in making a contractor decision.
This will hopefully be a lifetime relationship between you and the contractor. After a bad storm or if you do experience damage to the roof, you will want to know that the people handling your repairs know the condition of your roof and know their business.
Even the best roofing system will experience some deterioration over time, and a quality roofing contractor will help you anticipate what your needs will be in the future as well.
Proper consultation and a little planning will help you decide not only the most effective, protective and beautiful roofing choice for your family now, but provide proper maintenance guidelines, a fantastic service package and a lifetime of consultation.