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Roofs: What To Do Before You Build

There are a few things you need to consider before building a roof: 

Understand what you’re getting into

There are quite a few things to consider before you start a roof build, one of which is the time commitment. There are many things that need to be planned before the roof replacement starts, then there may be unforeseen circumstances during the roof replacement (like bad weather) and if you’re replacing your entire roof and you live in the property, you may have to temporarily relocate.

Hire the right people

This is the most important decision you will make because you will be working so closely with your roofing contractor throughout the process and your overall roof building experience is largely determined by your relationship with them.

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail

We can not stress enough how much easier the roof replacement process will be if you have a good idea of what you want.

Will there be vents? Skylights? What will the roof look like to match the building?

Once things start moving it gets harder to add a new design feature and a whirlwind of decisions will be thrown at you daily - so having a plan in place will help the process go smoothly. 

Do some research

The more you understand your potential roof, the more realistic your expectations will be and the less chance there is for making the wrong decisions.   

Roof replacement is a big, expensive job, so do your homework to make sure you get the most out of your investment. Understanding the process and the types of roofing materials available is essential to making the right decisions for your home.

Invest in quality materials

To make sure you don’t have to worry about your roof again — and give you some selling points when you’re ready to move— go for top-quality products that will stand the test of time. 



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