Things to Know Before You Replace Your Roof in Oklahoma City
Do not cut costs by trying to cut corners…
It can be argued tat the roof is the most important part of your house. I mean think about it, your roof keep water and leakage out of your domicile where you and your family live. Having to pay for roof replacement is never fun, but it is indeed a critical part of the houses functioning optimally. When replacing your roof in Oklahoma City, make sure to keep this in mind, as it will help making spending thousands of dollars less painful. The average cost of replacing your roof is $7,000 to $19,000. Here are a few other key things to know when making this commitment to your home and to your family.
1. Shop around
Sadly, there are a lot of roofers who don’t worry too much about the people that they are supposed to be helping, but rather they only care about getting paid for their work. This is especially so because there are not really repeat customers in this business since a roof lasts for decades, so most roofers know that they will never get more money from you. Additionally, there are flocks of people who decide on which roofer they will employ based on the pricing of their contract. If you are only basing your decision on the price, then you are approaching this incorrectly and may very well pay more for it in the end. It is not uncommon for the roofing contractor who is offering you the lowest rate to hire low to hire low-wage workers in order to be able to give you this low of a price. So with that said, do your homework and look at the details before you hire anyone, and do not just go with the lowest price. There are many roofing companies in Oklahoma City that hold themselves to high standards and offer reasonable prices at the same time. Either way, it is smart to get some testimonials and find out what real people have said about the contractor at hand. Whether you are in Broken Arrow or Bartlesville you will need to shop around. These rules apply to the Broken Arrow roofing industry just the same. Generally we tell people to check through 3 to 5 roofing contractors before you make any purchasing decisions. This is because it may take some time to feel out the roofing contractors in BROKEN Arrow. If you live near Enid or Bartlesville be sure to do the same. These roofing companies could be the same because they are in the same general area. Enid and Bartlesville have been known to have a lot of good and bad roofing contractors so be careful whatever you do.
Asphalt Roof Shingles – Warranties
It is common for warranties on shingles to last anywhere from 20 to 50 years or more. A longer warranty does not always mean better quality, however, so do not be fooled. This can be used as a marketing ploy to get your business, not that this is a wholly bad thing, but it is something to be aware of when choosing a roofing company in Oklahoma City.
It is hugely important to analyze the reputation of the manufacturer when choosing your shingles, not just the company installing them (usually these are two different entities). The reason that this is so important is that manufacturers have the right to void the warranty if installation instructions are not closely followed. Broken Arrow and Enid roofing companies are in need of workers because of the large amount of jobs being scheduled. I talked to a friend that owns a roofing company in Bartlesville near Enid and Oklahoma City. He said normally they do not have trouble finding roofers this time of year but it seems that there has been so much work for all the roofing companies in Oklahoma City that now most of the seasoned veteran roofers are all taken. This is not a good thing for the Broken Arrow roofers because if they have less roofers in their crew and they have more work this means they will be working extra days and longer hours. The roofing industry is a tough one when you are short employees, it is very hard labor whether it is summer or winter there is no easy roof to replace!
Finally for all of you Broken Arrow roofers and Enid roofers. We have some roofing installation tips we think you should check out and share.
Best practices for asphalt roof shingle installation
Installation Temperature Requirements
It is ideal that shingles should are installed between the temperatures of 40°F (4.44°C) to 85°F (29.44°C). When hammered or bent, shingles can be brittle and crack when it is below 40°F. They can tear get marred more easily when above 85°F. Roofers in Oklahoma usually begin before the sun rises in hot temperatures because of this. Shingles should be stored in a heated enclosure when there are cold temperatures.
Manual Sealing Requirements
It can be a challenge in cold areas because manual sealing may be required due to the sealant strip having issues related to the weather. If using three-tab shingles, you should put two quarter-size pieces of plastic roof cement under the bottom edges of each tab. If using laminated shingles, you should place about six quarter-sized dots, evenly spaced, about one inch above the bottom of the overlapping shingle.