Few homeowners have experience replacing their roof and gutters because, thankfully, it’s not something that needs to be done very often. When you go into the process with a little factual knowledge about questions to ask and things to look for on your roof and gutter replacement quote, you’ll have an easier time making the right decision.
Just Because You Need a New Roof, Doesn’t Mean You Need New Gutters
If your gutters are leaking, rusted or tend to overflow even when they’re not clogged, you should consider a gutter replacement with your new roof. However, if your roofing company won’t replace your roof without replacing your gutters, you need to find out why and maybe look for a different roofing company.
Architectural Shingles Are Better Shingles
There are two main categories of shingles; 3-tab and architectural. Architectural shingles are superior to 3-tab no matter which manufacturer you choose. They are made with more material and will last longer. Most architectural shingles come with a longer warranty and things like impact and stain resistance that isn’t always available on 3-tab shingles.
Every Roof Should Have a Gutter System
If you don’t have gutters on your home, they are an important part of your roofing system. They protect your home from the foundation to the roof. If you don’t have gutters, add them.
Never Accept a Roofing Overlay Quote
A roofing overlay means that your roofing company will put your new roof on top of your old one. This is legal, but bad practice. When you do this your new roof likely won’t look good and any issues you have with your old roof are still there, just covered up. And, if you have an issue that should be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, it likely won’t be.
Your Roofing System Has Many Elements
Your roof replacement quote should include many things other than just shingles. Some roofs need new ventilation, others need new soffits or fascia. All should include underlayment, synthetic is best. And, as we mentioned, sometimes a gutter replacement is necessary. Be sure to verify that haul-away and disposal of your old shingles are part of the quote.
Looking for a New Roof and Gutter Replacement? Call Cooley Roofing
We’re and experienced and local roofing company and offer gutter replacement as well. If you need financing, we offer that and accept all insurance claims. We hold both the Master Elite™ and Shingle Master™ designations from GAF and CertainTeed respectively so you are guaranteed a proper installation when you choose us. If you need new gutters, we offer seamless gutters made on site for a perfect fit. Call us today for your free quote at (336) 766-6488 or you can fill out our contact form.