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The Do’s & Don’ts of a New Roof Replacement December 28, 2018

Stamford, Fairfield County
The Do’s & Don’ts of a New Roof Replacement, Stamford, Connecticut

As a homeowner, you’ll require a roof replacement sooner or later. This is a major project and requires a lot of careful decision-making and research. After finding the best contractor, use the list of do’s and don’ts to get the roof that meets all of your home’s needs. 

Do:

Compare manufacturers. 

While you might think all asphalt shingles are the same, there are differences from one brand to the next. Some are better equipped to handle intense weather situations, while others were designed to focus on appearance. Choose one with a trusted reputation and that provides a variety of protection and style options.  

Consider color and style options.

roof replacementMost likely, the exterior of your house has a specific color theme and architectural style. A roof replacement does not have to clash with these aesthetics. Ask your roofing contractor to help narrow down shingle options to those that will work best with your home’s appearance. 

Don’t: 

Forget about the climate.

The color of your shingles should complement the rest of your home, but it should also help to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Darker shades are better at absorbing sunlight and are a good fit for properties located in colder regions. The opposite is true for lighter-colored shingles. 

Reroof without considering weight load. 

In some instances, adding a second roofing layer over existing shingles is a less expensive alternative to a full roof replacement. However, it will add a considerable amount of weight to the home and could impact its structural integrity. Consult with your contractor about the home’s load capacity before going this route. 

 

If your roof has reached the end of its life span or is showing signs of wear, contact the experts at Signature Exteriors of Stamford, CT, to discuss replacement options. Since 1951, this third-generation, family-owned company has performed over 20,000 roofing and siding projects throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. They built this long-lasting relationship by using state-of-the-art products, adhering to the latest installation practices, and providing the best value. Call (866) 244-8029 for a free, no-pressure estimate on a roof replacement. Also, visit their website to learn more about their services.

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