Between researching quality materials, interviewing contractors, and deciding whether or not you know what exactly living sustainably entails—preparing for a new roof can seem like a daunting task.
Keeping these three tips at the forefront of your mind should help lighten the load.
Off-Season Is Ideal
The off-season is one of the slowest times for most contractors. Albeit, working conditions aren’t necessarily always fantastic when one works outside, but they still do!
If you’re looking for prices or working to find a good time to take care of those pesky loose shingles, this is the time to do it.
Typically lower prices, or at least more deals are available for customers who seek out workers during the off-season.
Protect Your Property and Belongings
Prepping for a new roof takes a lot of research, but are you sure you’ve made enough room?
Workers may be up on top of the roof working on something when, by chance, some material slips and crushes some long beloved heirloom.
To make sure that’s not something you have to deal with, be sure to cover anything immobile with some tarps. If there are things that can be moved, like cars outside around the building, for instance, definitely get them to a safer spot.
Going Clear, Going Green
More and more places are starting to offer more green options to their materials lists.
Several industry experts have mentioned going green would be something that increases over the next few years.
When you’re upgrading your roof, be sure to look into the green options. They may be a bit more expensive the day you’re looking, but they can end up saving a bundle in the long run.
You’re trying to prepare for a new roof, and there’s a lot to consider, but hopefully, starting here will help take the edge off.