Homeowners love making improvements to their property. According to Houzz, four out of five property owners who renovated in 2014 made upgrades to the main home structure, and three out of five made improvements to their outdoor spaces and/or structures.
Roofing is one of the most important aspects of a secure and structurally sound home. Unfortunately, so many American homeowners either neglect their home’s roof or incorrectly perform repairs and maintenance. From having the right kind of shingles installed on your roof to knowing how to properly and safely inspect your roof and gutters, you need to be aware of all these crucial aspects of roofing maintenance.
Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to dealing with your home’s roof:
- Should I perform roof repairs myself? — No! Unless you have worked as a roofer in the past and know how to use fall protection equipment, you’re probably unsure of how to safely and properly perform roof repair and maintenance tasks. Whether you need a full installation or just minor repairs done, don’t do it yourself — contact a team of experienced local roofers.
- How can I safely inspect my roof? — Though you should work with professional roofing contractors for installation and repair projects, you can — and should — still take a look at your roof every once in a while to ensure that nothing is wrong. Don’t just hop on your roof and walk around by yourself, however, because that can be extremely dangerous. You need to be careful every time you step onto your roof and it’s recommended to always have someone else nearby just in case you fall. If you’re inspecting your roof by yourself and fall, you could be seriously injured. If no one is around to call for help, you could end up trapped on the ground and in pain for hours. If you’re going on the roof, make sure someone is aware of it and is nearby.
- How much will my new roof cost? — A standard 2,200-to-2,600 square foot roof will typically cost between $2,000 and $8,500 to fully replace. Though this can be a bit pricey initially, having a quality roof atop your home will actually save you plenty of money down the line since it won’t likely need repairs for 15 to 30 years.
If you want to learn more about the importance of working with quality home improvement contractors or get in touch with experienced roofers, give Ceccola Construction a call today.