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4 Major Considerations For Residential Roof Replacement

Published: 02/03/2021

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As a homeowner, you’re aware that one of the most important parts of your home to keep in good condition is your roof. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against wind, water, hail and debris and even a small malfunction or instance of damage can cause serious damage to your home. Much of the anxiety related to whether your roof will stand up to the environmental factors that come with living in Florida can be dispelled by hiring a trusted professional roofing company.

Professional roofers are licensed by the state, insured and the work and materials are warrantied to protect homeowners from faulty manufacturing or bad workmanship. When a professional roofer inspects your roof, they’re going to look at many factors, but there are a few that are of utmost importance to ensure the safety and efficiency of your home’s roofing system.

Fallibility

If your roof is installed incorrectly, with the wrong tools or with inferior materials, it’s much more likely that your roof will fail prematurely. Not only that, normal wear and tear from weather, sun and typical usage will be accelerated, meaning your roof won’t last nearly as long as one installed by a reputable roofing company. This will cost you more money over time due to earlier replacement as well as costly repairs.

Insulation

One of the major considerations when it comes to roofing is how well it insulates the topmost portion of your home. A drafty roof leads directly to higher energy costs, and any openings can lead to rodent or insect infestation. A good roofer knows how to properly insulate a roof to optimize the insulating factor as well as keep pests out.

Quality

A bad roofing job can often be spotted before ever setting foot on your property. When you hire an unreputable or unlicensed roofing company, it shows - to your neighbors, passersby and potential buyers. Not only is this indicative of probable structural issues, but it could hurt the resale value of your home as well as compromise the integrity of your home’s framework.

A good roofing job, on the other hand, provides a stable, watertight, aesthetically pleasing roof that’s backed by not only manufacturer’s warranties but also warranties on the labor involved in installing the roofing system. As a GAF-certified contractor and Owens Corning-preferred installer, AKVM uses only the industry’s best roofing materials, and our work is backed by our industry-leading warranty. Our roofers are licensed, insured and continuously educated to ensure we’re always up to date with the most current best practices so that your roof is done right the first time.

Ventilation

The flip side of insulation is the necessity for proper ventilation. Without proper ventilation, the efficiency of your HVAC system nosedives, making the system work harder, putting extra wear and tear on it as well as increasing the monthly energy costs as your HVAC system struggles to keep your home cool or warm. Additionally, proper ventilation is necessary for releasing any potentially toxic fumes (such as carbon monoxide) and preventing hazardous black mold from growing.

The roofers at AKVM are vastly experienced and trained in all of the aspects of residential and commercial roofing, from aesthetics to safety to value.

To schedule a free inspection and a roofing estimate, call us today at (941) 727-3996.

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