When you are ready to replace your roof, there are a lot of people that try to take advantage. There are a few bad choices that we see homeowners make that have the potential to cost them a lot of money. Paradigm Roofing is always happy to share our expertise regarding one of the most important parts of your home or business. Here are 3 bad ideas when you are replacing your roof.
Try to DIY
A roof replacement is something that you want to do on your own. Roofing professionals understand how to properly install a roof to minimize damage and protect your home from the elements. Attempting a complete roof replacement when you do not have the proper training is a very costly mistake.
Don’t Do Research
A roof is a long-term investment for your property. You will want to research the different materials available and how they could benefit your home or business. Perhaps it would be more efficient to switch to a slate or metal roof from asphalt. Even if you are set on a tile roof, your particular property may not be able to handle the weight. Speak to a roofing professional if you have questions about your options.
Get a Second Opinion
When you have your insurance inspector come out, it may be worth it to have a separate inspection done by a private company. Then you can compare the two and see if the estimate for replacing your roof is appropriate. If your insurance recommends a particular company, always have separate companies come out and give an estimate. The more information you have, the better choices you can make for your home.