The overall condition of your roof is something to take careful consideration. A roof's condition can have many effects on the safety and value of your home if it is not properly taken care of. Depending on where you live, your house might take on more damage than others. Damages are most commonly caused by climate and severe weather conditions, such as hail damage or high wind damage. 

If you are unsure about whether your roof needs repairing or replacing, this article will have some helpful tips for recognizing roof damage and the steps to take after. 

Getting a new roof installed properly requires a decent amount of planning with certain choices that need to be made. Follow these tips below to help you stay on track throughout your roofing process. 

1. Recognize When It’s Time To Get A New Roof 

Knowing the tale-tale signs of roof damage will be an important step when beginning to plan your roofing repair or roofing replacement. When looking at roof damage, keep an eye out for these key indicators: 

  • Visible Leaks 
  • Torn, Missing, or Damaged Shingles
  • The Roofline is Damaged
  • Interior Leaks 
  • Storm Damage

If you believe to have one or more of these situations affecting your roof, it may be time to look into hiring a roofing company to repair or replace your roof. If these problems are not resolved they will become worse and could begin to affect other areas of the house.

2. What To Look For In Your Roofing Materials 

When shopping for the materials that will be replacing or repairing your roof, having an understanding of the type and quality, will give you a roof that lasts longer. There are some roofing materials that will be better than others based on the region you live in and the climates that you encounter the most. Along with the climate consideration, it will be important to keep in mind the cost. Naturally, some materials will cost more than others. Here are a few of the most common and most durable materials: 

  • Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles have high popularity because of their durability and versatility. 
  • Metal Roofing: Installing a metal roof will be a more costly option however, it may be one of the most durable. They are also known for being highly energy efficient. 
  • Slate Roofing: Having a slate roof installed will benefit you by being easy to maintain, durable, and attractive, potentially increasing the value of your house. 

There are many other roofing types that you can choose, these are just the most common and most durable. When it comes to selecting your roofing materials, speaking with a roofing contractor will help make the choice even easier. 

3. Warranty Programs For Your New Roof

A good roofing company will also offer you a warranty on your purchase to provide you with added confidence and assurance with your installation process. Many things can go wrong that are out of your control. Weather is unpredictable, especially storms that can create great damage to your roof. Other accidents can happen too, or it could be as simple as normal wear and tear. Protect yourself and your roof by being prepared for the most unexpected circumstances by choosing a warranty program to complete your roofing project. 

Contact XL Contracting For Your Roofing Needs

XL Contracting has been in the roofing repair and replacement industry since 2014. We are aware of what it takes to install a roof that is beautiful and a roof that lasts. By using the highest-quality materials and guaranteeing the life of your roof with our protected warranty, we know that you will have to be satisfied with your roof installment. Contact us today to get your free inspection and quote.