When To Replace

Sometimes the time is just not right. Maybe some shingles blew off during a storm, but the overall structure of the roof is still in working condition. This happens quite often with the storms we have here in Indianapolis. In this case, you may only need a repair. You don’t want to hire a company that is going to recommend a new roof no matter what- just for the money! Know your facts. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is how old your roof is. A roof 15 years or earlier should not need replaced unless substantial damage has been done.

Who To Hire

Roofing and roof repair is a very competitive industry in Indianapolis. Once you have evaluated the damage done, it is time to hire someone- but not just anyone. You want to hire an experienced trustworthy roofer to get the job done. We always recommend keeping it local. A family owned company right here in Indianapolis is generally going to be more trustworthy than a huge corporate company. Many Indianapolis roofers are licensed and insured. It is always good to check though. Once you it narrowed down to a few companies in Indianapolis, your next step is the pricing. Competitive pricing is key. Again, generally an Indianapolis locally owned company will quite often be cheaper than large corporations

Inspection

It is a very common practice among Indianapolis roofers to inspect the underlying layer once your old roof in removed. Many times, there can be hole, leaky areas, and more that could end up costing more money in the long term, if left unfixed. Make sure your roofer will take the proper precautions to ensure that you won’t have any more issues in the near-future.

Materials

Cheap does NOT mean cutting corners. Wore out roofing materials got you in this predicament in the first place. Your roofer should help you with this decision. Many people use asphalt shingles, but there are a variety of options and styles. Check with your roofer to make sure they will also replace the layer of tar paper. Many companies also give you style options, such as drip edge, to better protect from rain and storm damage.

Timely

Again, roofing in Indianapolis is a very competitive, busy industry. You want to make sure your roofer is able to get the job done in a timely fashion. Obviously once your roofer has the shingles tore off, they wouldn’t wait for weeks on end to put on the new roof. But in many cases, people have complained about the time it takes to get started or the time it takes to clean up. After getting your new roof the last thing you want is to have old shingles spread all across your yard, nails in your driveway, etc. That’s why we have dedicated time to researching many Indianapolis roofers to find who meets our high standard criteria.

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