Whether you decide to undertake the project yourself or if you decide to hire someone else to do it, you should know either route requires a good amount of both time and money. If pursuing a contractor, be responsible and ask if they are licensed by the state with liability and worker’s compensation insurance. While you’re at it, be sure to inquire as to what references workers have in regards into jobs they were hired to do in the past.
Duration of a repair job can determine whether it’s worth the trouble or not and in some cases, can be more important than cost. If workers take too long on a job, further damage can be done to your home. Make sure and ask any roofers you may consider for the job how long they plan to take in finishing the task. Weather can be a factor in the repair process, so inquire how storms will impact the progress of the job. The longer workers take, the more money it will cost. In addition to expenses, a prolonged repair also prevents your life from getting back to normal.
Before taking on the endeavor of shingling your house and sealing it against leaks, it is very important that you understand the scale and skill it requires. Before buying any supplies or starting repairs, isolate all locations of leaks. Know what needs repair before taking on a venture larger than need be. Common places for leaks to develop are the flashing around the chimney, loose nails in shingles, any flashing around heat and gas vents, dried out or damaged caulking, and any section where the roof meets a wall. Routine inspection and maintenance of these areas should be done periodically to prevent more expensive repairs in the future. Keeping an eye out for leaks and damages can be worthwhile, as they demand modest expenditures and require a reasonable amount of time.
Most people do not realize the importance of a clean gutter system. So long as water flow is impeded, the likelihood of mold and mildew growth is very high. These are the leading causes of damage and maintaining a properly working drainage system will prolong the life of your roof.
As far as repair is concerned with the roof of your house, it is best to seek the help of trained professionals. However, when considering doing the work yourself, it is more cost effective and smart to take preventative measures and constantly set aside the time for routine inspection. Catching problems before they persist to cause further damage saves cash, time, and stress.
- Stevens Point
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Installed Mastic Carvedwood Vinyl Siding in color Brunswick on the house & garage, Removed & Replaced Existing Soffit & Fascia, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Installed Azek Woodgrain PVC Trim, Installed Thermo-Tech full frame replacement windows
Check out our latest project: Asphalt Roof Replacement and Gutter Replacement in Waupaca, WI.
- Steven's Point
Replaced existing wood siding with Mastic Quest Vinyl siding in the color Woodland Green on the house and garage and Mastic Cedar Discovery Vinyl Shake siding on the peaks in the color Walnut, Soffit, Seamless Gutters & Gutter RX Covers, Titan Clad Garage
Roof Replacement with GAF Timberline HDZ in Weston, WI
- Weston, WI
Removed and Replaced Steel Panels & Components - 20 Year Workmanship Warranty with Image II Standing Seam Metal Panels which has a Class 4 Impact Rating. Tear off consisted of using the Equipter “New Roof, No Mess” Roofing Buggy. The lawn, Landscaping & Siding were protected. The crew also removed a Chimney structure to the ground & Framed in the Eave.
- Wausau, WI
GAF Timberline HDZ Roof Replacement in color of Pewter Gray and Velux FS Skylight Replacement
Removed and Replaced Steel Shingle and Components with Decra Shake XD on the House, Detached Garage and House Addition.
- Mosinee, WI
Installed Mastic Quest Vinyl Siding in the color Habor Gray, Installed Titan Clad Garage Door Frame, Versetta Ledgestone in color Mission Point, Seamless Gutters, Down Spouts, New Front Entry Door and Thermo-Tech Vinyl Garage Windows
- Stevens Point
Removed and Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components - 20 year Workmanship Warranty on the House & Attached Garage. The Tear Off consisted of removal of 1 Layer of Asphalt Shingles and Haul Away. Re-Nail Roof Decking Where Needed with 8D Nails.
Roof Replacement - Removed & Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components - 20 Year Workmanship Warranty using GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles
Removed and Replaced Asphalt Shingles & Components that were Pewter Gray in color - 20 year Workmanship Warranty on the House & Attached Garage. The Tear Off consisted of removal of 1 Layer of Asphalt Shingles.