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What Should You Know Before Replacing Your Roof?

Replacing your roof is a big investment, therefore it’s crucial to do research before committing. In general, there are a few things you should know when deciding on replacing your roof.

  • Budget
  • Material 
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Necessary Documents

Budget

Having an idea of the budget you can allocate for a roof replacement should be the first step in the process. A budget will determine which roofing material will be best for your home and is a good starting point.

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Material

There are a number of different roofing materials to choose from. However, they have many differences between them. For example, metal roofing costs more than asphalt shingle roofing, yet metal requires less maintenance and lasts longer. In regards to which material is best for you, determining a budget will help guide you to a roofing material to select. With that being said, don’t let budget alone be the deciding factor, because if the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Roofing Contractor

When in the market for a new roof, you’ll want to do some research on local roofing companies near you. Always work with reliable roofing contractors who are licensed and insured, and get more than one quote. When contractors are aware that you’re shopping around, they’ll be more likely to try and beat the price of their competitors.

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Necessary Documents

After you’ve decided on a roofing contractor, they may need you to sign off on two documents. Your roofing contractor should get a building permit and a letter from the contractor’s insurance company addressed to you from your local government before the work starts. 

If you are currently in the market for a roof repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Watermark Exteriors to get started on the process today.

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