One of the most common jobs that you’ll find new homeowners having down will almost always be a new roof project, for a million and one reasons. Maybe you are sick and tired of the old and worn look of the slate shingles, maybe you’ve had enough of the leaks and cracks that always show up in a good rainstorm, and maybe you’re not feeling entirely safe when you look at the sagging roofline you and your loved ones are living under. Maybe you’re just not happy with the look and aesthetics of the roof and want to change the pitch or direction of the peak, or need to add a new section for an addition. Regardless of the reason that you’re looking to get a new roof, understand that you are not even close to alone and that there are some serious things to consider before taking the plunge on this major investment.
There are several mission critical details that you need to understand when you are planning a new roof project, and all of them will be of supreme importance
Whenever you are thinking about making a major change to your house (and a new roof would be considered one of the most major changes you could make), you need to not only look at the immediate impact of what the new roof will do but also what else it will impact. Some people look at the roof and see just the shape and the shingles, and decide that it’s an easy thing to chance – when nothing could be further from the truth. Not only do you need to account for the different materials you would plan on using and how effective they would be in this specific application but also how they will impact the rest of your home, all the way down to below the foundation.
You see, not only will your new roof keep out the wind, rain, and snow but it’s also the most important part of the structural integrity of your home. Tying all of the walls in the home together and responsible for keeping them tight inline together as well as evenly distributing the weight and forces pressed upon your home, your new roof is something that is much more organic and all-encompassing that you might expect at first blush. Make sure you are aware of all of these details before moving forward by creating a workable outline that can help the roofers you are looking to hire for your project.
And while outlining your new roof job is critical, the most important thing you can do is to make sure that you hire the right company – a group like the Chouinard Bros, for example – to execute the plan you’ve drawn up to perfection.
Once you have completed a perfect outline (or as close to perfect as you can get it), then and only then should you look for the best company to implement and execute it. And while there are a lot of different roofing solutions in the area you should always look to work with the best, and that means the Chouinard Bros. Some of the most experienced and expert new roof professionals you’ll find, your project will be in good hands with them.
Please note: Chouinard Bros. does not recommend any homeowner complete repairs to their roof of their own. Our technicians are skilled at performing this work and have received years of training to understand how to complete repairs safely.