Things to consider when replacing your roof

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Installation & Project Management

– Even the most beautiful energy efficient roof is only as good as the process used to install it. To ensure maximum energy efficiency, it must be installed correctly. Alure has a dedicated production supervisor assigned to every project for its entire duration, and our dedicated installation teams are familiar with all the latest, up to date products, installation techniques and town codes. We handle everything from design, permits, to installation, to service and everything in between. Our roofing mechanics are specialists in installing all types of roofing. That’s all they do, all year round. For your convenience, you’ll have the ability to reach out anytime during your project, 7 days a week, including access to our 24 hour emergency hotline should a situation arise on your project.

One responsible party – We handle everything from design, permits, installation, to service and everything in between.

Safety – Make sure the contractor is fully insured, licensed, certified, and follows proper safety procedures before, during and after project to ensure the safety of you and your family. Make sure they are up to date on today’s important EPA and OSHEA safety codes.

Service & Warranty – Alure has a dedicated Service dept available 24/7 in case of an emergency, offers a 10 year workmanship warranty, and we stand behind everything we do. And the backing and support of the highest quality manufacturers, means peace of mind for you. We stand behind and service all manufacturer warranties, which range from 30-50 years!! Access to our 24 hours emergency hotline should a situation arise on you project. The backing and support of the highest quality manufacturers, means peace of mind for you.

White Glove Customer Service – We ensure your property is kept clean and neat throughout your project. Once your project is completed it will be almost as if we weren’t even there, except for the beautiful new look!

Curb Appeal – Selecting the right colors and styles for your home – With our state-of-the-art Design Imaging Software, you’ll get to explore and visualize many options on our 50 inch plasma screen and see how they will look on your home BEFORE making a decision. You’ll get to view several different options of color, styles and products to make sure you are comfortable BEFORE we begin any work.

Do I need to replace my gutters and leaders? If you gutters are in good condition, they may not need to be replaced. We’ll inspect them during your free design consultation and advise you accordingly.

An experienced Alure Exteriors Specialist can help you with all of the above questions and information and help you design your homes new curb appeal. Alure’s designer will show you prior projects we’ve done, and help you explore all your options to suit your family’s needs and preferences. We handle everything from design, permits, to installation, to service and everything in between.

Start visualizing your project with our design imaging visualizer. Get started today with a free, no obligation design consultation or call 877-44-ALURE – (877-442-5873).

ROOFING FAQ

Q: What should I look for when selecting a roofing contractor?
A: Since the roof you install is only as good as the contractor who installs it, choosing a qualified roofing contractor is essential to having a healthy roof that lasts a long time. Skilled workers will determine the outcome of a roof replacement project. The best contractors have many years of experience in installing multiple kinds of roofing systems.

Q: How much roof maintenance is needed after installation?
A: Since all roofing types and materials need different amounts of maintenance, there is no simple answer. Routine maintenance can be anything from keeping your drains and gutters clean to extensive work. Maintaining your roof is your responsibility, so whichever material you choose; make sure that you will be able to fulfill its maintenance needs. For instance, asphalt shingles and wood shakes and shingles need to be maintained by routinely cleaning out gutters and trimming back tree branches. Replacing damaged shingles and keeping moss or algae off of the roof are ways to ensure longevity.

Q: How much does a new roof cost?
A: This question also has no simple answer since replacing a roof varies on the materials, type of home, what’s being removed, and much more.

Q: How should I prepare for the installation of my new roof?
A: There are a few things you should do before the installation process begins. Since hammering can cause vibrations inside your home, take loose items off of your walls and shelves. You should also make sure your driveway and surrounding area is clear so the workers have space to move materials directly to your roof. It is a good idea to park on the side of the road instead of your driveway. Make sure you can provide electrical power outside. In any case, contact the installers if you have any questions.

Q: How long will my roof last?
A: Roofing, like any other material, is likely to deteriorate with time. A new roof can last anywhere from 10 to 40 years, although 20 years is the average. You can lengthen the life of your roof by choosing the right contractor for the original installation and keeping up with any maintenance requirements. Even if you follow these recommendations, there are factors you can’t control such as weather elements.

Q: When is the best time of year to install a roof?
A: The best condition for installing a roof is when the temperature is above freezing and there is minimal chance of snow and rain. Since you cannot predict bad weather, always know that installation delays may occur.

Q: How do I know when my current roof needs to be replaced?
A: Different roofs deteriorate at different rates. If you see any of the following signs, it is time to consider replacing your roof:

  • Leaks in numerous places
  • Continuous leaks, even with repairs
  • Problems return soon after repairs
  • Repairs do not fix the problem

Q: Do I need to replace my gutters and leaders?
A: If you gutters are in good condition, they may not need to be replaced. We’ll inspect them during your free design consultation and advise you accordingly.