What are the main things I should consider when looking at roof repairs or roof replacement?

When replacing your roof, there are quite a few things to consider:

  • How long do you plan to stay in the home?
  • What budget do you have to pay for the roof and should you finance the project?
  • What kind of appearance fits your home
  • Are there any restrictions on what roof I can put on my home; HOA or regulatory restrictions, what kind of roof is in place at the moment, making the roofing company convert the roof to a different system, thus adding cost, environmental factors that may make a certain type of roofing better than others.

These are the questions that roofing companies should be answering for you when they come out to see you. However, as a 120 year old industry, there is more salesmanship out there than is appropriate, and most homeowners will end up sitting through 3-hour presentations on why a specific company’s roofing system is “the best!” and how they’ll “never need to roof again!” etc. etc. etc. At Adaptive Roofing, we’re here to give you the facts about what’s relevant to you, so if you already have an idea of what that is, then give us a call and see if we can work together on it! If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, keep reading and in a few minutes you’ll have a better idea of what direction you should take.

The correct type of roofing for your home and your situation comes down to a few key factors:

  1. The environment in which the roof is being installed
  2. How long you need the roof to last
  3. What the budget for the project is

Over 80% of residential roofs consist of Composite Asphalt shingles, and there are several reasons for this. Composite roofing lasts long enough for most people, it’s already popular and most people don’t want to be the only people with a different type roof in the neighborhood. Of course, the biggest reason it’s so common is?… it’s the least expensive!

The majority of roofing companies describe the expected lifespan of the roof they are selling using the term of the manufacturer’s warranty for the system, which is highly misleading. Most manufacturer warranties have warranty periods that last from 25 years all the way up to 50+ years, yet it would be almost impossible to find an asphalt composite roof that has lasted longer than 50 years, and it’s still uncommon to see a composite roof at age 25 that is still in great condition. The oldest roof that our company has ever encountered was 43 years old and should have been replaced for quite a while.

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