Important Ways A Roofing Contractor Helps You When It's Time For A New Asphalt Shingle Roof

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Important Ways A Roofing Contractor Helps You When It's Time For A New Asphalt Shingle Roof

There are a lot of steps involved in getting a new roof, but you don't have to worry about most of them when you work with a roofing contractor. Here are some things roofing contractors do to get ready to install a new asphalt shingle roof on your home. 

They Show Samples And Help Choose Your Roofing

Choosing your new shingles can be daunting since there are different colors and grades to choose from. When you get your estimate for the job, the roofer can show samples of different shingles so you can choose the style that fits your home's exterior decor the best.

They Measure Your Roof And Order Supplies

While you could order the roofing supplies yourself, it probably wouldn't save that much money, and you'd risk not ordering the right amount of materials. The roofer can measure your roof so they know exactly how much to order. They might take measurements with a drone that uses software to calculate the dimensions of your roof and the number of supplies needed.

The roofer will also order your supplies and have them delivered to your home by installation day so everything needed will be ready to go.

They Obtain The Permit For You

Roofing contractors usually obtain the necessary permits for a roofing installation. This saves you from having to deal with the codes office yourself. A permit isn't free, so the roofer pays for it and adds the cost to your bill. Also, a permit needs an inspection to close it out. The roofer can handle that for you too, so the code inspector can check their work and sign off on the project. The documents are then added to the paperwork that's filed for your home.

They Protect And Clean Your Property

Tearing off old shingles is messy work. The contractor will probably arrange to have a dump trailer parked at your house to collect old shingles as they are torn off. They may put down tarps to catch debris that falls from the roof. When the job is finished, the roofing crew will check your yard and pick up debris so there are no bits of shingles or nails littering your lawn.

Of course, one of the most important things your roofing contractor will do is install your new roof. Local codes may allow you to put on your own roof, but it can be dangerous work, especially on a two-story home or a house with a steep roof. By working with a contractor, you can be sure your roof is installed properly so it lasts a long time.

Plus, if your roof does have a problem due to an error in installation, the workmanship warranty you get from the installation contractor may pay to fix your roof. There are many home projects you can undertake yourself, but getting a new roof is often one job that's best left to a roofing contractor.

Contact a local roofing service, such as Nolan Roofing, to learn more. 

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Roofing the Day Away Can you imagine hammering away at shingles from dawn until dusk? If this sounds like fun, then you may have a future in the roofing industry. If this does not sound fun at all, then you're going to be someone who calls a roofing company and leave the work to the professionals. There's nothing wrong with that. Roofing is hard and dangerous; it's definitely not for everyone. In fact, we don't climb up on the roof ourselves. We do, however, write about roofing on this blog. We consider that to be a small service we can do for homeowners who are interested in roofing and want to know more.