A house is incomplete without a roof. A roof provides protection, shelter, beauty and value to your home. Before you commit to the first roofer (or second or third) that gives you a quote, there are some things that you need to consider before
A roofing contract implies a contract between the professional roofing contractor and the individual who assigns a task of constructing or/and designing the roof of his home or a building. Before, signing a contract you need to decide few things, such as what roofing material do you wish to use for the roofing, as different material vary in cost as well as characteristics that matches with your budget. First, find out which roofing material matches with your desires and pocket. Roofing varies in multitude of materials used in its construction and their designs. Different roofing materials are utilized nowadays depending on the kind of roofing you desire. You can choose the kind of roofing material that you wish to employ from the below given list, each of them has different characteristics:
Asphalt Shingles – This roofing material is the most common roofing material used these days. They are categorized into two – the organic and the non-organic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and with a lifespan 25 to 50 years.
Wood Shingles – They are made from Western Red Cedar as it is highly resistant to decay and corrosion. Wood shingles are categorized into three kinds, one, two and three. The number one, is more recommended for roofing because they are more durable, the second and third are better for sidings.
Wood Shakes – They are used to provide a natural look, they are either sawed or hand split. Wood shakes are classified by their weight and their sizes.
Clay or Concrete – The most durable roofing material is made either from clay or concrete. But, due to their weight, clay or concrete roofing materials may need extra weight in the rafters adding more to the roofing costs.
Once, you have decided the roofing material you wish to use. Look for roofing contractor who offers you with a roofing contract proposal that suits best to your needs and budget. Make sure to select a specialist in order to get quality work. Find out if the roofer you are signing the roofing contract has experience with the type of roofing you are installing. Make sure to analyze all the aspects of the contract before signing with the contractor.