How Do I Know When I Need A New Roof?
Creating, repairing, and even maintaining a roof can cost a large chunk of change but if it is not properly managed, it may end up being a greater hassle than it could have been. More importantly, it should not be put off until it begins to leak or if you start seeing missing shingles because this will only cause more damage over time and if you find yourself replacing the roof when it’s too late, you will often receive a larger bill than expected.
How Will I Know When It’s Time To Get A Roof?
A simple question but with devastating results if left unchecked. However, there are several, simple telltale signs below that any homeowner can see from the ground, both outside and in, and should always be aware of:
- Wet spots or water stains on walls, ceilings, or attic spaces
- Lifted, curled, or missing shingles altogether
- Loss of granules on asphalt shingles
- Dried or cracked cedar shingles or shake
While these few signs may be the easiest to spot as a homeowner, Gold Standard always recommends that if you are unsure of the condition of your roof, don’t hesitate to call our professional contractors at 847-495-2399 to come out for a free inspection and assessment of your roof.
How Do I Pick A Contractor Or What Should I Look For In A Contractor For My Property?
While there are plenty of valid answers to this question, we feel that one thing stands above the rest throughout any business: TRUST. Contractors that you can trust to make your roof replacement much less stressful while providing the end result you want and need are few and far between these days. This is why Gold Standard’s expert designers and roofers will always present you with a pleasant experience during any work that needs doing and will be here when you call for years to come.
However, trust is very much like art: “in the eye of the beholder” and we are not against giving out advice to find out how much you can trust us or any other contractor out there so we suggest checking a few of these highlights:
- Reviews and ratings online
- Word of mouth from friends and family
- Researching the company to see what kind of warranties they offer, which products they work with, and looking for physical proof of the quality of their work
- Obvious ones should also include appropriate licensing and insurance
- Simply checking with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if they have achieved their recognition in the roofing industry as well is also time well spent
What Type Of Roof Is Right For My Property?
There are many options available when it comes to materials used for any roofing project, however, the style of your property and your budget may dictate the best solution for your needs.
Our expert designers at Gold Standard Restorations offer roofing services for nearly all types of roofing materials from flat/commercial style roofs like EPDM and Modified Bitumen to shingles, Cedar Shake, and even options for a metal roof. Many of these options come with color and style variations of all sorts to fit your personal style.
To find out which material will be right for your home, we recommend an in-person appointment with one of our qualified roofing contractors to give you a hands-on look for the options available to fit the style of your roof and budget.