An article posted on ABC Action News discusses why a roofing job always needs to be taken seriously: “Updating your roof is one of the most significant investments you can make, as it can last 20 to 30 years.”
The rationale behind this is that they already have the tools, skills, and roofing materials needed to build you a durable roofing system: something that you can ensure is worth your money.
This is especially true for roofing materials, because the quality of the contractor usually determines the quality of the tiles and shingles that they pick. Take for instance ordinary asphalt shingles. They may be low-cost and easy to maintain, but their relatively short service life means that you will find yourself re-roofing your house more than you should. However, there are more durable asphalt shingles available in the market that are made from composite or organic materials, but they can only be found from reputable roofing brands.
Luckily, trusted companies such as The Roofing & Remodeling Company use affordable materials thanks to their partnership with famous roofing manufacturers like GAF. Not only do they select high-quality materials, these roofers can also provide their clients with reliable warranties to make sure that even the simplest roofing system is financially compensated by the manufacturer should it fail to meet the client’s expectation. This service also extends to some of the best roofing materials that they have in stock, such as slate roof tiles that are considered the most durable material.
It’s not just your budget that can benefit from working with experienced roofing companies in Virginia Beach. You can be assured that your safety and personal health is protected, as well. This is because some roofs may have been built using obsolete or illegal materials such as asbestos, which was banned in the US during the 1980s when it was discovered that it can cause cancer. Even wood shakes, which are legally accepted roofing materials, need to be inspected carefully because they may not meet certain requirements. For example, Chapter 7 of the Virginia Building Code requires that wood shakes need to have a fire treatment rating of Class A. Make sure to hire a company that is well aware of these requirements.
(Article Excerpt and Image fromRe-roofing is expensive and you’ll live with a mistake for years, ABC Action News, Published October 25, 2013)