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4 Things You Need to Know Before Installing a New Roof

Is your roof aging or leaking in certain spots, or showing signs of disrepair? If yes, you will have to immediately install a new roof to avoid further damage to your house. But, before you do that, you should know a few things about roof installation.

Below, we have stated the top 4 things you need to know before installing a new roof!

Selecting the right material - One of the most important decisions in installing a new roof is choosing the right roofing material. You must consider each available option—its appearance, durability, and price. For instance, asphalt roofing shingles are one of the most economical but less durable options. On the other hand, concrete shingles are a good choice if you want to make a long-term investment.

Remember to look at new roof types that will enhance your house's curb appeal and, therefore, the resale value. Carefully evaluate and compare each option. If you are not sure which material would best work for your home, take the guidance of an expert roofer.

Choosing between peeling off or layering on - You should decide whether to remove the existing roof before installing the new one or layer it on. However, check with your local building codes as some do not allow you to have more than two shingle layers on your roof.

We recommend peeling off the old layer before installing the new one.

If your old roof is uneven, you must remove the original layer before installing a new one. However, peeling off old roofing can be challenging if it is anything other than asphalt. Letting seasoned roofing contractors do the job here, would be a better choice!

Choosing the right contracting company - You can either install your roof all by yourself or hire a professional roofer for the task. Talk to multiple roofing companies in your local area and request their quotes if you decide on the latter. Make sure that they can cater to your needs and requirements before selecting one.

One common mistake that people often make is hiring a roofer solely based on cost. Remember roofing companies usually deliver low bids because they hire incompetent workers. Therefore, you must be careful when hiring a roofing company. Check their reviews and references on their website before closing the deal.

It will be noisy - You must know getting a new roof is a loud process. Stripping away the old layer and hammering new shingles can be very noisy. If you or anyone living in your house has a problem with it, we would suggest they live somewhere else while the roof installation takes place. It would also be great to inform your neighbors about the project beforehand to avoid any scenes thereafter.

About the Business

Installing a new roof is not as easy as it sounds. Moreover, it is one of the most crucial investments for a homeowner. Therefore, we suggest you hire professionals for the job. At Copper Creek Contractors, we offer a unique combination of elite roofing and long-term support for your property. Our clients choose us for our work ethic and efficiency. For more information about us, contact us at (217) 586-9016, email us at, or fill out our contact form.


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