It’s true – improvements in materials and installation practices have led to big advancements in the construction industry. Every year, roofing is one of the most popular home improvements, so for this week, we will focus on how recent industry updates have made it possible to get a roof that lasts 50 years.
3 Ingredients for a Roof That Lasts
1. The right materials – Leading manufacturers invest heavily in research and development, and have improved materials for all climates. This has led to shingle manufacturers adding components like underlayment, ice & water shield, ridge vent and starter strip in addition to cutting edge impact resistant shingles. Using all of these components together from the same manufacturer ensures the maximum warranty.
2. Ventilation & Insulation – these work together to keep your roof system healthy. Shingles are made to withstand extreme heat & cold from the outside. When exposed to extreme conditions in the attic, however shingle life can be drastically reduced. The temperature in the attic should be as close as possible to the outside temp.
3. Proper installation – Even with the best materials and proper ventilation your roof WILL fail if it is not installed properly. Make sure your roofer is certified by the manufacturer, and verify they are using all of the materials they specify in their estimate.
Choosing The Right Contractor
Choosing the right contractor is THE most important thing. Reputable roofing contractors take advantage of the training and certification programs offered by the manufacturers. Hire it Done member contractor Tittle Brothers Construction is certified Platinum by Owens Corning, offering the best warranty in the industry, and meeting other strict qualifications, including on site inspections, good standing with the BBB and more. To book an appointment for a free estimate on a 50-year roof, visit www.hireitdone.com. This month, Tittle Brothers is offering $1,000.00 off your new roof OR free blown in insulation, up to R-49. Fill out the form on the specials page at www.hireitdone.com to take advantage of this special offer!