A sturdy, new roof will protect your home from the elements, certainly, but it does more than that. It also elevates your home’s appearance and adds to its resale value. Considering that a roof covers about 40% percent of the average home’s exterior, roof replacement is one of the most critical steps you can take toward safeguarding your home’s structural integrity.
But roof replacement calls for a significant investment. And, like any budget-conscious homeowner, you want your roofing project to be done exactly right, giving you the best possible return on your investment. One way to ensure this is to choose a contractor with a verifiable record of successful roofing jobs. Unfortunately, some homeowners still base their choice on project cost – as in which company provides an estimate on the lower end. But experience is a far more important consideration, for a number of reasons.
Roofing Projects Are Unique
There are so many roof styles out there, from box gable to hip to cross-hipped, and they’re not all constructed the same way. An experienced company – one that has performed a variety of roofing projects – has the skills to handle the unique challenges presented by different roof architecture. An inexperienced company, if the roofers are dedicated enough, may be able to replace a roof they’ve never encountered, say, a mansard, or an overlaid hip, but the project will probably take longer to complete. As for the job quality, an experienced company is much more likely to get all the details right.
Top Quality Materials
You can depend on an experienced company to offer attractive, durable, and time-tested roofing materials, or it probably wouldn’t still be in business. That’s because materials not only contribute to your roof’s longevity and performance, but they can complement the rest of your home. Additionally, an experienced contractor can offer well-informed recommendations on material colors and styles that will work best for both your needs and budget. On the other hand, working with a newly established contractor means you may have fewer material options, and thus, end up with a roof that looks like nothing special and may perform unreliably over the long haul.
Professional Workmanship & Service
As with any other craft, the more you do it the better you get. Experienced roofers have mastered installation techniques and understand what it takes to install roofs for dependable weathertight protection. Plus, experienced contractors will stand behind their work with labor warranties to give you peace of mind in your investment. And, if you’re still uncertain about some aspect of your project, a well-established company has trained staffers with the knowledge and customer service experience to address your concerns.
Alure Home Improvements is proud to be one of the most experienced roofing companies in Long Island, where we have fulfilled residents’ home improvement needs for more than 70 years. For information about our talented exterior designers and roofers who can help you with your next roofing project, contact us today.
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