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4 Choices You Need to Make When Getting a New Roof

When you have made the decision to get a new roof you will be making an important investment towards the maintenance and look of your home. Here are four choices you need to make when getting a new roof:

Roofing Company

You want to find a roofing company that offers the following:
• BBB Accredited
• Do not use sub-contractors
• WSIB Clearance
• Liability Insurance
• Written Guarantee for the work provided
• Absolutely no money requested up front
• Payment acceptable only upon your approval of the job
• Free estimates

Make sure you meet the contractors face to face to discuss the project. This way you’ll get a feel for them, and see whether or not they’re professional and trustworthy people.


You’ll want to schedule your roofing project to suit your life and schedule. Take a look at everything you have on the go and decide what dates will work for you. This way you will have dates in mind when you call your roofing company to schedule your project.

Type of Roof

There are a number of elements when choosing the type of roof best for your home. Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular due to their stylish look as well as their durability. Metal roofs can even reduce your home insurance rates as they are fire resistant. Metal is a higher end price and look so this is important to keep in mind.

Shingles are no longer viewed as the old stand by for roofing. In fact shingles have come a long way in the styles available. Many homeowners appreciate the new looks in hand with the affordable price and durability of a good shingle roof. When you work with a roofing company who offers free estimates you will be able to take a look at all of your options. This way you will find the roof that suits your needs and your budget.

Colour and Style

One of the best parts of having a new roof is choosing the colour and style. Your roof plays a major role in the overall look of your home. A new roof can give your home an entirely new look or reflect the current look you have come to love. You can choose a colour that ties in with the colour of your brick or siding for a neutral, monotone look or go for something that is contrasting for impact. In fact you can even consider adding new siding to give your home an entire makeover.

Once you decide these four choices you will be ready for your new roof.