Need a New Roof? Here Are Some Tips You’ll Need
Here Are the Top 5 Variables to Consider
So, you’re considering getting a new roof installed on your Central Florida home or office building. The roofing experts at XLR8 Roofing & Construction are here to help guide homeowners like you into making the right decisions. Here are some tips and advice that we think you’ll find helpful.
First of all, when you want to install a new roof, a professional roofing contractor like us will not give you a quote or specific advice before visiting the potential job site (visiting your home or office). We inspect your house (or business) and listen to your needs and preferences. We then advise you accordingly. For instance, you might want to install a slating roof yet the foundation of the house may not be strong enough. We let you know of the other available new roof options which can suit your needs. Ready to start the quote process? Just call 833-GET-XLR8!
Our roof designers work hand in hand with you and the contractor. The designer will try to understand your needs and preferences then communicate them to the contractor. This is after you reach an agreement on what should be done and the cost.
As a homeowner, remember that the roof is one of the most critical aspects of the house. It not only protects the entire household from weather conditions and intruders but it also defines the beauty and style of a home. When installing a new roof, there are facts you should know to ensure you make the right decision. The designer and contractor may offer some suggestions based on the following considerations. Here are some variables and tips to help make sure your project is successful.
The Foundation of the House
If the house does not have a solid foundation, there are roof types you cannot go for. Many homes in Central Florida are built on top of less stable soil like sand. The weight of the new roof may be too much for the house to support. An example is a sliding roof which requires a firmer foundation. Clay and concrete tiles are also heavy. They may need a special frame to support them. We can advise you to make the foundation stronger or go for lighter roof alternatives.
TIP: When you want a roof that will last for long, go for durable materials such as clay, metal, and slate. Shingles may only last for 20 to 25 years when properly maintained.
This will depend on your tastes and preferences. You may also look at the newest styles other people in your locality have adopted and follow suit. Some styles suitable for townhouses may not go well with traditional or commercial buildings. When you communicate clearly what your style is, we work hard to ensure you get your dream come true.
This is a significant determinant. If you want to squeeze your budget, you may consider going for cheaper roofing options such as shingles. If you wish to go for more expensive options, concrete, slate and metal roofing can be the ideal choice.
Other than these, you need to consider the weather conditions. Go for tougher materials that can withstand the harsh Central Florida heat and sun. Also, a roof that is energy efficient and reflects off most of the solar heat ensures the inside of the house stays cool. You do not have to spend a lot of money on air conditioning systems.
What are some of the new roof styles available?
• Flat roof
Before deciding on the style and type of roof to choose, here are the variables the designer will consider:
• The size of the house
• The usage-Is it a residential or commercial building.
• The weather conditions in the area.
• The Budget
• Ease of access when installing the roof
• The client’s specifications and preferences
TIP – If you want to get a new roof, talk to the new roof experts at XLR8 Roofing today. Our friendly roofing estimators would be happy to offer you a free quote. We will also assure you that the work will be done by highly trained professionals who have years of experience installing different types of roofs throughout. We have your new roof!