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Roof Estimates 101

When getting estimates for roof replacement make sure you're comparing apples to apples. The best price is not always the best solution.



Multiple Estimates


When it comes to roof replacement, you might choose to get multiple estimates from several roofing companies so that you can compare the contractors and the packages they offer in order to choose who to hire.


When comparing estimates, it is important to remember that cutting corners on a large project such as roof replacement can lead to detrimental problems down the road. Hire a contractor that will help you fight for what you need when it comes to insurance claims and not just "make it work" for the price the insurance has agreed to.


Solid workmanship and good materials will save you money in the long run.

Cutting Costs Can Hurt


Taking the cheap route will end up costing you much more in the end than paying for solid workmanship and good materials. A bad contractor and questionable materials means the finished product will be a roof with problems down the road.


Just a few reasons that roofs can fail related to bad workmanship and poor materials:


Gaps in Roof Flashing


Flashings are the strips of metal that are placed along the front edge, corners and ridges of your roof and around your chimney and skylights. They are meant to create a watertight seal. If the flashing is installed properly it can start to pull away from your roofing material and lead to water leaks.


Bad seams


In any roof system, regardless of material, improper workmanship in sealing seams is the most common reason for failure of new roof systems. Seams are usually the weakest point of any portion of a roof and if both faces of the seam aren't sealed at once, the seam will be defective.


Trapped moisture


Moisture can damage the wood materials used in the structure of your home’s rooftop. High humidity levels may not only damage roof decking but also roofing shingles. When shingles become damaged or worn, strong wind gusts can lift loose shingles and tear them off the roof.


Moisture trapped in an attic or crawl space can lead to mold forming. Both mold and moisture weaken plywood roof sheathing, eventually causing the layers of the plywood to separate. If the problem is so severe that the sheathing needs to be replaced, then the roofing shingles must be removed and replaced as well.


Let the professionals at Selz Contracting in the Dallas/Fort Worth area explain the difference between cutting costs and getting what your home needs for the best repairs and replacements.


At Selz Contracting, we provide exceptional customer service, unsurpassed construction quality, and state of the art equipment to ensure you receive the highest quality services and peace of mind.



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