Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Unfortunately, roof replacement is often another certainty for homeowners. Bad weather (Hello, Louisiana!), age, or even asbestos will eventually demand your attention.
Roof Replacement in Five Steps
Few things affect your home’s performance and aesthetics as much as your roof. Getting your roof repaired or replaced is a simple as following a five-step process.
1. Find the Roofer That’s Right for You
The importance of your home’s roof means you do not want a fly-by-night company, a bonded and insured company is a must. Get references from your family and friends. You’re looking for a company that will work quickly to prevent further damage. Your roofer should also explain the process and communicate throughout the entire job. It also helps if your roofer works directly with your insurance company. To maintain your investment for years to come, build a roofer relationship.
2. Know What You’re in For: Get an Inspection
A qualified representative will come to your home to inspect your roof inside and out. This will help determine the appropriate plan of action. Your roof might just need repairs. Other times, roof replacement is the best decision to protect your home’s value and integrity. Think of the inspection as a roof doctor coming to diagnose your sick roof. It is under the weather after all (pun intended).
3. Choose Your Flavor
Your roofers can help you decide what kind of roof they’ll install. You’ll want to consider quality, taking into account environmental factors. And of course, think about which color and texture would look best with your home. This isn’t the time to skimp and get the cheapest option. Invest in a quality roof so you won’t have to go through this process again anytime soon.
4. Not Quite Finished: It’s Clean-Up Time
You’ll be especially glad you picked a reputable roofer when it comes to clean up. Once the roof is installed, they should haul away old debris and pass a magnet over your property to catch nails. Save yourself the headache, your neighbors the eyesore, and your car tires the punctures.
5. Maintain, Sustain, Remain
Remember when we mentioned building a relationship with your roofer? They can help decrease the chances you’ll need to replace your roof again. Whether repaired or replaced, ongoing roof maintenance ensures longevity.
Your Baton Rouge Roofers
We may have “Livingston” in our name but we definitely serve Baton Rouge. In fact, Livingston Roofing and Sheet Metal, LLC has served East Baton Rouge, Ascension, and (yes) Livingston Parishes for more than 50 years. If you’re ready to take the first step and see if Livingston Roofing is the right roofing choice for you, give us a call at 225-644-5718. You can also fill out an online form to get a free quote. Or, ask them the questions that you’ve come up with after going through the Baton Rouge roof replacement checklist!