Even if you won’t be doing the actual work, you’ll need to know what to know before you have your new roof installed. Once you start reading up on this, then it will be very obvious that it’s more involved than you thought. You can also avoid legal problems when you know how to do it or take the steps that will serve as a shield.
Roofing problems are like any problem and a car is a good analogy because things deteriorate with damage. Catching problems and the early signs of moisture damage or water seeping through or whatever will pay for itself because it can be like a cancer on your roof. Most roofing and shingle or sealing problems are not hard to see because it’s common sense to spot something that looks like corrosion or water damage. Inspections that are both visual and more in-depth is a form of investment into the overall investment you’ve made with the new roof, and it’s also preventive and just the smart thing to do.
Now that you know you’re in need of a roofing contractor, you’re really not quite ready to hire one, and there are lots of reasons for this, and they all have to do with knowing what to look for in a contractor of this kind. You can take steps that will save you money, but then that means the contractor will make less – and so think about the conflict of interest. And much of this is just legwork and doing your diligence and then taking time to verify all kinds of pertinent information, etc. There really is an office for contractor oversight, and so just think what you can learn from calling or visiting them – this is the effort you would be wise to take.
Now we want to talk about your attic area because you want to check for insulation, or not. It’s quite possible you’ve been living there a long time and have never taken notice of this. The reason for this is to find out and then have it installed with the new roofing, plus you can insulate the roof inside your attic as well as the attic flooring. One of the most energy efficient types of insulation is the kind that comes in sheets and is reinforced with fiberglass material. Then you can just nail plywood into place if you don’t want to get real fancy about it. What you must take care about with a new roof are the myriad of possible problems that can happen. Sometimes the unforeseen can occur, and you just deal with it as it happens. Don’t be afraid to ask the installers about anything, and keeping you informed is part of their job, too. But this defense can lead you to other things that will also be in your best interest.