When it comes to building a new home, there are several important decisions that will need to be made. These choices could affect the final product the build. One key piece of the new construction house that most homeowners overlook is the roof and how important it is. As your home’s first line of defense against the elements, it is essential the roof is well-built and sturdy.
One way to ensure your roof will withstand the toughest of weather is to work with a professional roofer.
Many new construction builders offer roofing services while building the home, however, there are advantages to hiring your own roofer. As a roofing contractor who frequently works with new construction homeowners, we see the benefit of working with a roofer.
4 Reasons to Hire Your Own Roofer
1. Material Selection
Most new home builders will offer few and simple roofing options. So, if you want a simple shingle roof for your new home, sticking with your builder might be the most cost effective choice. However, if you are looking for a roof that is a bit more complex, but will also provide you years of coverage and look great, you might consider hiring your own roofer.
A professional roofing contractor will be able to assess your construction plans and offer you several roofing options. Roofers also tend to have access to more colors, textures, and designs of roofing materials. While a general contractor will get the job done, hiring your own roofer gives you the chance to truly customize your roof with a broad range of material selections.
2. Skilled Team
Another advantage to hiring your own roofer when you are building a house is they come with their own skilled team. A team that is professionally trained in all types of roofing materials, including the specific one you choose. Roofing teams are also extremely efficient and know the best way to install a roof right the first time. Since they will not be tearing an old roof off of the house, the job should only take a few days, depending on the size of the home.
Roofers are also trained with safety in mind. They have the proper equipment to get the job done with minimal safety concern, if any at all. A skilled team that is professionally trained and with the proper equipment will ensure proper installation. If you are preparing to build a new home, hiring your own roofer will come with a skilled team to install your roof correctly and safely.
New roofs can come with several warranties. The roofing material manufacturer likely will provide a warranty with a new roof purchase. Additionally, professional roofing companies will sometimes include a warranty to cover items like labor costs. A warranty is incredibly important in case there are any issues within the first few years after installation.
While new home builders tend to provide a warranty for the entire house, a roofing warranty will often cover more in the event that something happens. Hiring your own roofer will ensure that in the event of faulty materials, you will be taken care of and it may even include covering the labor costs.
Roofers are considered experts in their field because they know just about everything there is to know about roofing. When you are designing a new construction roof, details are incredibly important to ensure a long lifespan and who better to consult than a professional roofer. They will know exactly what to include in your new roof along with items that you might not need and won’t be charged for.
Some pieces of the roofing system that are often overlooked by general contractors include fascia, flashing, gutter systems, underlayment, and many more. Each roof is different and will have different needs for each of these items listed. Working with a roofer, they will be able to point out exactly what details to include and the best placement for them.
Ready To Plan Your New Roof?
If you are currently planning a new construction house or thinking of one in the future, consider investing by hiring your own roofer. They will have a much broader material selection than that of a standard homebuilder. Roofing contractors also have their own skilled team that will get the job done right and safe. Take into consideration the warranty that is also included with a roofing contractor. Lastly, details are important and often overlooked by a builder.
Craven Construction is your East Valley, Arizona new construction roofing contractor. Our team is skilled with materials of every kind along with roofs of every size. We are licensed and insured for your added peace of mind. If you are ready to discuss your roofing options for a new home, contact our office today and schedule your FREE estimate.
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About Craven Construction
Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 19 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.