Any time you’re going to do something like change your roof, then just assume the back story about the best way to do it should be learned. The worst thing you can do is just float along in the wind and be carried by the currents. Lots of reasons for this but ultimately it will serve to protect you, save you money, and prevent costly mistakes that can happen.
Anytime there’s a roofing issue, they tend to start small and then grow from there. This also includes problems around the chimney if you have one and around other external structures, and when you’re standing in your yard, it can be next to impossible to see these things. If you’ve never inspected your roof, then it can seem a little intimidating but that’s fine because once you’re up there – it’s no big thing to walk around and just check things out. The reason for discovering problems on the roof is there may be other types of repair actions that need to be done from on the roof.
Do a thorough inspection inside your attic and on the attic floor when you’re in the planning stages.
Also be sure you take a good flashlight because you want to be able to see small moisture spots round the support planks under the roof. What you will in effect be accomplishing is the first line of defense with your cursory inspection, and that’s the ideal approach here. Once you are aware of what’s happening, then that is when you can talk to your contractor and assess the situation, and then you may even get a quote for the repair.
You’ll find that shingle selection can be a little fun because you’ll be shopping for something new for your home. You just need to find the right kind of shingles, and the contractors do the rest. Depending on what you want, the price can be greatly affected by the materials and design of the shingle, and another important consideration is the colors you want and pattern, etc. If you’re planning on staying in your home for the next 30 years, then buy shingles that will last longer and be willing to spend.
Doing your research in advance of a new roof installation will save you potentially a lot of money. The main thing people are concerned about is cost, so figure that out which means you’ll need to know the square footage of your roof. And a lot of it has to be done by you, or at least it should be done by you.