Things to Keep in Mind when Doing a Roof Remodel

Roofing is one of the most expensive maintenance costs of home ownership. When it comes time to do a roof remodel, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind to ensure that your remodel goes smoothly and you have a functional, beautiful roof for years to come. To learn more about the products and services that we offer, visit Apex Exteriors at www.ApexExt.com or call 847.961.4601.

  • Keep your style in mind. You may think a roof is a roof, but if you start taking a closer look you’ll notice that there are a bevy of styles, colors, textures, and shapes to choose from. Start thinking in advance of what you might look so that when your roofing contractor places samples in front of you you’re not overwhelmed!

  • Ask the tough questions. When you’re vetting roofing contractors, be sure that you check to ensure that your vendor has all the proper paperwork, including a legitimate tax id number, proof of liability insurance, and workers compensation.

  • Check building codes. Check your local building codes to see how many times you’re able to re-cover an existing roof with another layer of additional materials. Once you know the code, you can be sure to comply as long as your roof is in acceptable condition and doesn’t require significant repairs.

  • Ventilate. Make sure that your contractor has considered all the venting options that you might way. Venting your roof in attic areas can ensure a long-lasting, functional roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends one square foot of ventilation per 150 square feet of attic floor.

Apex Exteriors Inc. is a top contracting company in the Chicagoland area, with exterior residential and commercial contractors who you can trust. Visit Apex Exteriors online at www.ApexExt.com or call 847.961.4601.

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