4 Things to remember when buying a new roof

VIDEO BLOG: 4 Key Things to Remember When Buying a New Roof

VIDEO BLOG: 4 Key Things to Remember When Buying a New Roof

4 Things to remember when buying a new roofYour home is your most important investment, and your roof is its first line of protection from the elements. Your roof is also a significant contributor to your home’s curb appeal, so you would want a roof that also looks good while protecting your most important investment. A replacement roof that has all these features is critical, now more than ever.

Looking for that level of quality for your roofing requires some footwork. You will just need to remember four key things:

  1. Choose the right kind of shingles. Being the most visible part of your roof, shingle selection is essential. With the sheer amount of choices available, looking for the right one for your home can be confusing. Fortunately, GAF® has simplified its shingle product lines to just three, from the traditional Royal Sovereign® shingles, to the best-selling Timberline® shingles, to the top-tier Camelot® shingles, to name a few.
  1. Choose a good roofing system. A good roofing system starts with a well-built roof deck. A good roofing contractor in Lincoln, NE, should be careful to clean (and perform repairs as necessary) before even laying the first roll of roof deck protection. GAF’s roofing system features a well-designed installation process with every component designed to work together for maximum protection, from the roof deck protection to the ridge caps.
  1. Choose the right warranty. The roofing industry generally has two kinds of warranties: material and workmanship. The former covers problems caused by factory defects and is typically shouldered by the manufacturer, while the latter covers issues caused by the installation process and is typically covered by the Lincoln, NE, roofing company. These are usually offered separately, but GAF’s limited warranties cover both – in the unlikely event that your contractor goes out of business, you’re still protected.
  1. Choose the right contractor. Your choice of contractor is the most critical part. You can pick the best materials but if they’re not installed correctly, there will be problems down the road. The contractor should also offer repair and maintenance as part of their Lincoln, NE, roofing services. The best and safest route is to look for a contractor that is factory-trained and certified by the manufacturer to install their products. Only 3% of contractors in the United States earn the distinction of being certified as a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, and Nelson Contracting is proud to be one.

We’d love to be the contractor for your roof replacement project. If you would like to know more about our range of roofing services, call us today at (402) 641-5277.