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Quality Returns From Investing in Quality Roofing Materials

Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs Value report says that the current recovery percentage for roofing replacement – at 71.9% – makes a strong case for any homeowner interested in commissioning such a project to start on one now. Aside from the promise of monetary rewards, a new roof also brings other benefits, such as better protection from the elements, as well as more efficient use of energy. It can also enhance your home’s curb appeal.

Of course, harnessing the advantages of a new roof will depend largely on the kind of roof that you get – and that means choosing the right materials. Now, in an industry that offers various budget-friendly options, it is practical for homeowners to choose roofing materials that won’t break the bank. The problem, though, is that cutting costs by choosing cheaper – at times, inferior – products can sometimes lead to even more costs. Quality roofing materials – while they may fetch higher price tags – are still the smarter choice, over time, because they:

It is one thing to choose quality roofing, however, and another thing entirely to choose a quality roofing professional. Good products, after all, require that they be installed by qualified and certified workers. In our experience, the most successful projects are those that involve both the contractor and the homeowner – from start to finish. We recommend looking for these factors when hiring a professional.

Finally, choose a local contractor. There are roofing codes that are enforced on a national level, but some states and counties supplement them with their own prescriptions. A roofing professional who operates from the same postal code as you is a safer bet, as he or she will be familiar with the technicalities and legal nuances of roofing projects in your region. More importantly, such a contractor will help you customize your roof according to your climate zone, energy goals, and aesthetic considerations.


Author Bio:

Brian Spicer is the President of Spicer Bros. Construction, a home improvement contractor that offers exterior remodeling to residents across the DelMarVa peninsula. When he’s not in the field, he shares home improvement tips and other industry knowledge through the company blog.


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