There are only two reasons to replace your roof. First, your roof doesn’t function properly; possibly due to rain damage, wind damage, or hail damage. Storm damage causes roofing materials to weaken and prevents your roof from protecting your home as it was intended to do. Or, secondly, your roof is old and worn and no longer enhances the appearance of your home. Regardless, of which reason you have for needing a new roof, there are factors that you will want to consider in your roofing replacement.

Finding a local roofer is the first step in a successful roofing experience. Your roofer should be willing to meet with you face to face to discuss your roofing needs so he can answer any questions you have prior to starting the roofing project. After, finding an insured local roofer with experience that you have confidence in, you will be ready to move forward with your roofing project. Second to finding the best roofer is selecting the best roofing material to give you the results that will protect your home and improve your home’s curb appeal. Choosing the best roofing material impacts the longevity of your roof and will also significantly impact the appearance of your home. The most commonly used roofing materials include asphalt, metal, and composite shingles. Roofing materials are also available in clay, concrete, wood, and slate tiles. Usually, the existing roofing materials will determine the roofing material you use on your replacement roof. However, if you choose a different roofing material for your replacement, you will want to ask your roofer about color, texture, weight, and durability of the roofing material you are considering. When selecting your new roof, style is important, but there are other roofing factors to consider. Your roofer will be able to give you information about the cost of your roof; how long the project will take, and any inconveniences that you might incur during the roofing process.

Equally important to style is the costs of your roof. Your local roofer should discuss the cost of your new roof before you begin your roof replacement. Asphalt is the most commonly used roofing material. It is the least expensive and the easiest to install. Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass which has been infused with asphalt and coated with a sand-like finish. You can choose from a variety of colors and grades for your roofing project. The type of shingle you choose will also determine the longevity of your roof. The local roofing experts at Sands Roofing and Construction can help you make the best choice for your new roof. In addition to the type of roofing material you choose for your new roof, the size and shape of your roof will impact the cost of your roofing project.

Sands Roofing and Construction is a locally owned roofing business serving the Lexington and Columbia areas. It is based in Lexington, South Carolina and serves the surrounding areas. Sands Roofing and Construction makes customer satisfaction the number one roofing concern. Whether you have damage due to wind, water, or hail, or your roof is old and faded, Sands Roofing and Construction is ready to help (803-520-6154.)