1. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters were created to direct water away from your roof. If gutters are full of debris damage can occur because rain can collects on the roof or in the wall.
2. Have Your Roof Evaluated to Prevent Ice Dams
Heat that escapes from your attic in cold weather prompts ice or snow to melt causing water to run down your roof. When this water encounters a colder section of the roof it refreezes producing a rim of ice. As this rim of ice grows collecting more water behind it, it creates an ice dam.
3. Check Insulation
Insulation is key to not only preventing ice dams, but saving energy and keeping heat inside your home. Research has shown about 78% of homeowners have not added any insulation to their attic, just due to the fact they already thought it was insulated enough.
4. Get Your Roof Inspected by a Professional
Getting your roof professionally inspected can help detect possible damage or deterioration that could become worse with winter weather. Help avoid bigger issues by scheduling a roof inspection .
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Replacing your roof is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make for your home, so it’s important that you choose the right contractor for the job. With a Platinum Preferred Contractor like us, you’ll get high quality work, outstanding customer service and the peace of mind that comes with making the right decision about your roofing investment.
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*Commitment to customer service, business stability and quality
*Carry all required state and local licenses
*Hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
*In good standing with the Better Business Bureau
*Up to date with latest industry standards and technology
*Certified to offer extended warranties that provide up to a lifetime of workmanship coverage.
After negotiating all the project details and terms with your roofing contractor, you may be tempted to quickly skim the contract and then sign, so that you can get the project moving along.
WAIT A MINUTE! Before you sign the roofing contract , make sure that you read through it carefully and ensure that all the important details pertaining to the project are listed. Here are some of the basic elements that you should find on the contract :
Project description. This will lay out the scope of work that the contractor will do. This description should include what parts of the roof are being worked on, as well as the procedures that will be done to your roof. Since this is one of the most critical parts of the contract, make sure that all of the work you want done to your roof is listed here.
Project timeline.Even though weather or other unanticipated events may delay or stall your home improvement project, make sure that the contract provides the approximate dates of when the project will start and finish. This way, if there are excessive delays, you and your contractor can refer back to the original timeline in the contract to decide next steps.
Project cost. Ensuring that the project cost is listed in the contract will prevent a nasty surprise when you receive the final invoice at the end of the project. In this section, you should also be able to find out how much money you will need to pay up front for a deposit.
Warranty information.Check to see if there is warranty information on each of the materials that are being installed onto your roof. If you can’t find it, ask your contractor to add it to the contract or to provide a separate document about warranty information.
Conflict Resolution. What happens if you or your contractor breaks the contract? Will you consider arbitration or mediation? Ideally, you won’t have to deal with breach of contract, but if you do, this section of the contract will be very useful. Keep in mind that if you encounter any problems with your roofing project, always contact your contractor directly first to try to resolve the problem in a timely manner.
Always compare apples to apples when seeking out a roofing contractor and be armed with questions to ask before you sign a contract.
Pinnacle Roofing is here to help you through the roofing process and always provides free estimates .
Now that it is wedding season and photos of brides seem to be everywhere, I started thinking about the ways that replacing the roof on your home is like planning a wedding (I know it’s a stretch, but it’s where my thoughts took me).
Let me count the ways:
1- It’s Once in a Lifetime
On average, a person replaces their roof only once in their lifetime. That’s the thought too when going into your first marriage ;)
2- It’s a major purchase anyway you look at it.
The big and grand: or, subtle and simple. Weddings and Roofs can go either way. When working with a roofing pro, it’s a great idea to do some preliminary research to have some idea of what look roof you are going for. Ask any bride, they have the magazines to prove that looking at photos and doing some research is valuable. Houzz and home magazines are a great resource to see how different roofing materials can make a difference in the curb-appeal of a home. Keep the pictures of those that appeal to you and talk with us about how your budget aligns with those looks.
3- There are many options to consider.
For a wedding- from location, number of guests, flowers and officiants- there are many decisions to be made. Changing your roof requires decisions too if you do it right. Asphalt shingles, Custom standing seam metal or engineered Composite Shingles with the look of either wood or slate. All in a myriad of colors. And that’s just the “top of the cake". A new roof includes types of attic ventilation, underlayments, flashings as well as making sure you have enough insulation to keep your house comfortable year-round. Our Roofing Pros can show you what all of these “parts” are, what they do, and guide you to the ones that meet your homes’ needs and give your the look you want. Some people simply want to replace what’s already been there. But as products change and your current roof may not have been installed correctly to start with, we can offer suggestions that may be small changes but can make a big difference in how your roof performs for the long-haul. For the ladies out there: just consider what the proper foundations can do for an outfit.
4- It's an emotional event.
With a wedding, this is obvious. But with a roof this one might sneak up on you. When dealing with people’s homes, emotions often come into play. Just having a stranger in your home can be unnerving. Much less a crew tearing off your roof and banging the house. This is another key reason you have confidence in your roofing professional- to know that you are going to get taken care of. Our trained sales staff is here to guide you through the process from the beginning until the very end. Plus, Pinnacle Roofing offers the exclusive Owens Corning Platinum Warranty that will cover your roof for the lifetime of the roof.
Pinnacle Roofing is here to serve property owners in Northwest Arkansas with their roofing challenges- from repairs, full replacements, or new custom-home roofs. We use the latest technology to make the process as simple as possible. Estimates are free and were are here to help. Call us at 479-250-1470 or visit www.mypinnacleroofing.com for more information or to schedule your appointment today.
Here's a great resource for learning more from William Good of the National Roofer's Contracors Association: http://www.everybodyneedsaroof.com/homeowners-buying-a-new-roof