If you went to buy a brand new car, would you walk into the dealer and let them pick it out for you? Most likely, you’d want to get in the car, feel it out, and ask questions about the features and warranty.
The same thing goes for your roof. If a contractor just writes up a bid at the cheapest price, do you really know what you’re getting?
You have choices in the material, underlayment, pipe flashings and even the color. When you get a new roof from Roof Life of Oregon we always ask you how long you’re planning to live in your home. Are you going to sell your house in the next five or ten years? How long do you want your roof to last?
Believe it or not, color makes a huge difference in the life and performance of your roof. You see these builders that work on track houses and they all put on black roofs. Well, black roofs look really good…for about the first five years. And then they fade fast.
Black roofs actually have the shortest life because they absorb so much of the sun’s heat and grow moss like crazy. White roofs are fantastic because they last the longest, but they show every bit of dirt and algae from a mile away.
We also need to figure out your tree coverage and sun exposure. All of those details make a big difference in the longevity of your roof. We can guide you so you make an informed decision. And we do that by asking you questions.
We want you to take some time and figure out what you really want. It’s a huge investment, so you shouldn’t feel forced to make decisions haphazardly. Make sure you choose a roofing company that really gets to know what you and your home, so that you get the roof you’re looking for.