If after inspecting your roof this spring, you found massive damage that would be too tedious or too expensive to repair, you might have little choice than to embark on a complete re-roofing project. As simple a solution as it might seem,however, never underestimate the complexity of the process involved, not to mention the regulations in California or in Santa Clara County that you’ll have to deal with. If you want to push through with this project, here are some tips for efficient re-roofing in Palo Alto, CA:
Before working with a contractor, you should first check your local building codes, especially with regards to the number of allowed layers of shingles on a roof (since you can re-roof without having to pull out your old shingles) as well as the materials to be used. You must then secure the necessary permits– remember that you may have to bring documentation like proof of property ownership and a permit application worksheet.
Choose your Contractors
Next, you’ll have to hire the right contractors who can efficiently do your re-roofing for you– look into companies like Shelton Roofing, who have men with enough experience and the right skill set for the job. To identify the competence of a prospective contractor, look into their website and check any client reviews they might have. You can also ask around the area for anyone they might have previously worked with.
Quality over Cost
According to writer Lee Grayson’s article in The Nest website, while you can always look into a roofing material’s cost, you should never cut down on its quality:
“Select quality materials for the re-roofing operation. Inexpensive materials might cost less in the short term. But they will also have a shorter roof life, and you’ll wind up paying for another repair sooner than you’d like.”
Save Some Money
Always save on costs whenever you can; if there are roof materials that are still in excellent condition─ like some of the flashing ─ reuse them instead of paying for brand new ones. You can also choose to do some of the work yourself to save up on labor, like reinstalling gutters or some trim work; if you don’t have the training or skills to do this though, just ask for professional help.
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home when it comes to protection against the weather, so you should see to it that it’s in good working condition throughout the year. When it does get damaged, don’t forget to call on the services of reputable Palo Alto roofing companies for help.
(Source: How to Save Money on Re-Roofing, The Nest)