So, you’re walking toward your house, when you notice something odd. What is up with your roof? What’s that area right there, that wasn’t like that before.
When you first notice that you need a new roof, it can be a jarring experience. Maybe you have water leaking through your ceiling during a heavy thunderstorm. Or maybe you can see dents or depressions in the roof. Maybe you even see torn shingles or other damage that’s visible from the ground. You suddenly become aware that something is wrong, and it’s going to need to be addressed.
No matter how you notice your damage, it’s disturbing to know that your home is no longer well-protected by a secure roof. You begin to worry about your possessions, or whether there might be impending damage to what’s inside your home, or even to the other structures, the walls, floors, or frame of your home.
It’s at that moment you need to understand what it takes to replace a damaged or older roof, and install a new one. That’s where we come in. Professional roofers understand all the ins and outs of safely, quickly, effectively, and reliably repairing your roof so that you can get back to that sense of safety and comfort in your home that we all need in order to feel truly at home.
What You Need to Know About Professional Roof Installation
We hire professionals to work on our homes for many reasons. Let’s review why you want to strongly consider hiring a qualified and well-known roofing company to install your new roof, rather than taking on the project yourself.
First, roofs are truly big jobs. The amount of material needed to fully cover a home is actually surprising. There are many materials needed, including the paper that needs to be laid down, the shingles or tiles, metal coverings, the nails and more. It takes an incredible amount of materials to fully secure your roof.
Secondly, there is actually far more demolition needed with roofs than you might expect. The tear off of the existing roof can be a dirty, difficult, and time consuming job. You need the right tools for prying and scraping, as well as the right construction clothing -- gloves, boots, etc -- to keep your people safe while they do the demolition. You will also need a large dumpster or receptacle, delivered on time, at the right size, and placed properly on your property. Not managing your demolition well can lead to delays, further damage to your roof, and scattered nails and other materials that become a hazard to your family. A professional roofing company is highly experienced in managing your roof demolition in a safe and effective manner. If the company you choose doesn’t meet your expectations for a safe and clean demolition, this may be a sign that you need to find another roofer who will do your job correctly.
Finally, there’s no higher priority in professional construction than safety, both for the workers, and for the family or business members of a commercial property. This is especially true for roofing projects. A small mistake on a roof can lead to disastrous results. This includes falls from heights that can and cause very serious injuries, even deaths. It also includes potentially disastrous consequences when lumber, shingles, tools, and other items fall from the roof, possibly striking those on the ground. Roofing is a particularly dangerous area of construction, and professionals are well-grounded in all the precautions that should be put in place to prioritize safety above all other considerations. If your roofing company does not seem to be following safety protocols, this, again, can be a sign that you need to contract with a company that puts safety first on their jobs sites.
Roof Installation Basics in Austin, TX
We hope we’ve given you some good things to think about as you consider all your options for roof installation in Austin and the surrounding areas. It can be daunting, doing the research, finding a good and reliable roofer, budgeting and making all the choices for materials and styles that must be managed on the way to getting you the new roof you need so that you will be comfortable and protected in your home for many years to come.
If you have any more questions, or just want to consult with a reliable company about all your options, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always happy to talk roofs, it’s what we do and what we know, we love to share our knowledge with potential customers and new friends!