While we are happy to come to you and write free estimates to everyone in and around Medina Ohio, we understand the value to be able to self-inspect before calling in the professionals. Our building materials partner, GAF has created the I.O.U. method, which stands for:
Up the Ladder.
Your self-inspection will start in your attic, preferably during the day. Bring along a flashlight. Here's what you should be looking for, according to the GAF website:
Once you've inspected your attic for sunlight showing through the plywood, dark stains or streaks and sagging, head outdoors next and check out:
Up the Ladder:
Now that you've inspected your roof from inside and out, the next step is to get up on your roof and have a closer look. We discourage heading onto your roof if you're uncomfortable or unable to complete this task safely, so this part can be saved for one of our estimators who has years of experience.
Being in a business where your decisions are with you for decades, we know how important it is for our homeowners to have piece of mind when selecting the style color and material of a new roof-they are guaranteed to last at least 20 years after all. We guarantee the best products and also we understand that is meaningless if we fail to hit your end goal-whether it be to make your home a place you're proud of or to skyrocket your curb appeal for when you decide to put your home on the market.
We closely follow the GAF blog and have found it to be an excellent resource to help you make the right choice!
Here highlights the top three important factors in choosing your new roof:
2. Roof Pitch: in the video, it is explained that a low roof pitch looks best with a shingle that has a thicker dimension. A steeper pitched roof tends to be more flexible with unique, aesthetically pleasing shingles.
3. Exterior Color Palate: Lastly, you should go with a roof design that compliments the existing color palate of your home. Most importantly however, is a shade that matches your taste! Leading manufacturers have some great online resources to test your ideal materials against your own home-we have linked a great tool to our webpage under the tab titled"Virtual Home Designer", through GAF.
Still feeling lost? Have no fear- our in house design team is happy to offer help, just give us a call today!