The life expectancy of your roof depends on several factors: roof type, material quality and exposure to harsh climatic conditions. With regular maintenance and normal weather conditions, a roof can last between 10 and 100 years. A certified and experienced contractor offers several services. From completely removing a roof we see and replace it with a new one, until the inspection and “certification” of the existing ceiling. The latter is a process in which the roof is inspected and its operation “guaranteed” for a certain period of time; usually 2 years. The contractor takes responsibility for any repairs required during that period.
A certified contractor is an expert in roofing systems, materials and installation processes that best fit each project, and will ensure adequate ventilation. Ask the contractor as many questions as if you are licensed and certified. What guarantee covers your insurance, and if it is up to date. Ask in which manufacturers are licensed and approved to work, for the installation of products and in terms of guarantees. Also, ask if they are members of any national or regional trade organization. Now, for roof remodeling projects, there are many different tile options. The challenge is to choose the one that is right for your home. You can also use the remodeling visualization tool to see the different options available.
As you will see, by simply changing the colors and styles of shingles, a house takes on a completely different look. You may want to visit the houses your contractor refers to, to see how the shingles you are interested in on a roof look like. Also, keep in mind that the contractor can show you brochures, sample boards, and maybe even photos of the homes you have re-modeled in your area.