New Roof Do's and Don'ts

For anyone who is in need of a new roof, there are some do’s and don’ts to consider before making that important decision.

The choice of the right roofing materials is a major factor. It is smart to consider the different material options. Choose a look that is desirable to you. For safety reasons, check the fire and wind ratings of the different materials. Also, consider adding an extra layer to have your new roof for a long time.

Never go against the HOA when choosing your materials. Even though adding an extra layer may be a good idea, there are some cases where this is not true. For example, it is good to check the structural integrity of your roof and home. The reason is the additional weight load that may not work properly with your structure.

In the part of choosing a reliable roofing contractor, there are also do’s and don’ts. Do check references of the contractor. Be sure to request an estimate that is detailed and have a copy in writing. Do not ever let a contractor try to give your shortcuts on the work. Even though this may lower costs, there could be other problems in the future by cutting corners. By contacting SPS Roofing at spsroof.com, this will not occur.

There are necessary preparations to take before the beginning of the roofing project. Do be sure that your yard is protected. Contractors will need to throw down old shingles from your roof. Contractors should cover any shrubs or plants with tarps. Prepare your home by removing any breakable items from shelves and pictures from the walls. There may be enough of vibrations to knock these items over.

A major don’t in preparation is to be sure to keep children and pets away from the work site. Too many accidents could occur by loose nails in the yard or the materials being thrown off the roof.

There are do’s and don’ts involved on the inspection of the roofing work. Insist on safety all the way. The contractor should be bonded, licensed and insured properly. Make sure that they follow all of the safety regulations. Be sure that the materials that they used are what you have paid for. Check them once they are delivered so that you get what you paid for.

Never let the ventilation to be blocked. If this should happen, problems will occur such as melted shingles and ice damming. These will only reduce the lifespan of your new roof.

An important Do is to use a local contractor. SPS Roofing Service serves many cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They serve Frisco, Plano, Argyle, Irving, Denton, Bedford, Richardson, Lewisville, and many others.