It’s important to get everything well-prepared before doing any home improvement or remodeling project. Part of the necessary preparations you need to do is to set up an initial meeting with your general contractor to discuss plans, schedules and other pertinent details about the work you need done. Unfortunately, the excitement of a new roof or deck often gets in the way of discussing all the things you need to cover. Our professionals at Masters Roofing suggest these few important points you need to raise during the initial consultation with your roofing contractor.
Your roof makes up almost half of your home’s curb appeal. It’s such a large portion of your home that looks should always be considered. Make sure you cover color choices as well as patterns and materials thoroughly with your contractor. Before the meeting, it’s good to already have an idea of what you ultimately want your roof to look like, even if your vision is a little bit rough.
According to the Department of Energy, choosing the right material for your roof replacement can save you up to 15% annually on your heating and cooling bills. Re-roofing projects are a great opportunity to improve your energy efficiency on top of your original objectives. Don’t forget to talk to your contractor about energy-efficient options during your first meeting.
Gutter Repairs or Replacement
Use your re-roofing project to repair or upgrade your gutters as well. Fully-functioning gutters with no sagging sections and clogged downspouts is part of a healthy roofing system. Ask your roofer about getting new gutters along with a new roof.
With the right tools and methods, roof repair and maintenance requirements can be made to be a lot easier even during the installation phase. For example, putting up flashing strips along the eaves can help reduce ice dam formation during winter. Planning for adequate attic and roof ventilation can also add a few years to the life span of your new roof. Make it a point to talk to your contractor about these things before starting any work.
At Masters Roofing, we can help you with your roof replacement project from start to finish. Call us today at (901) 871-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We serve homeowners in Cordova and all nearby areas in TN.