Roofing 101

We get it – Planning for a new roof can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this walk-through of things you need to know before the project gets started.

How do you know if you need a new roof?

Whether you’re a new home owner, or have lived in your home for years, knowing the warning signs of a failing roof can protect your wallet and your most valued asset: your home.

Here’s what to look out for:

Leaks in your attic

After a storm, look in your attic to see if there are any leaks. If so, it may be an indicator that some of your shingles are damaged, a problem with the underlayment, or deterioration.

Peeling Paint

This is a sign of poor ventilation. Moisture can become trapped and cause your home’s exterior paint to peel or bubble.

Ceiling Stains

A tell-tale of leaks or trapped moisture – This can cause stains on your ceiling or walls, or even worse: MOLD.

Missing or deformed shingles

Your shingles at this point have no life left in them and badly need replacing.

A spike in your electricity bill

Trapped moisture can drip down into your home’s insulation, negatively affecting its heat retaining capabilities

Decaying shingles

Exterior Decay Back to the basics here. Excessive moisture is a contributing factor to decaying roofing and siding.

Warranties: Know what’s covered

A new roof is a huge investment that lasts 25, 30, or 40 years or more, and costs thousands of your hard-earned dollars. Before you start this big project, know the warranty options and coverage. If issues arise with your roof, your warranty could save not only your home but thousands of dollars from leaving your pocket.

Choosing the right contractor

There are three things you should be on the look out for when deciding which contractor to use:

· Licensed

· Insured

· Has experience

Mapping out a roofing project by yourself can be a tough job, but that’s where we come in.

Homestar Inc is a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor, so you know that we have the experience and training to install your new roof properly and in compliance with all regulations.

GAF Roofing has one of the best warranties in the industry with up to 50 YEARS of coverage. Get in touch with us to learn more!

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Homestar Inc.

11 Elliott Road, Quispamsis, NB E2G 2B5

Phone: 506.847.3202

Fax: 506.847.8005

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