When choosing a new roof, knowing what to look for makes the entire selection process easy and manageable. However, choosing among the myriad of options, multiplied by the roofing contractors offering similar products, can make the process overwhelming for the inexperienced homeowner.
Let us simplify your search. In the following video, Designing Spaces correspondent Patricia Stark talks to former Hometime host JoAnne Liebeler about the things to remember when buying a new roof:
Choose the right shingles – Finding the right shingles for your home involves balancing many factors such as color palette and material selection, with your own taste and style. To make the selection easier, GAF has simplified their product lines to three: traditional Three-Tab shingles like their Royal Sovereign® line, Architectural shingles that include the popular Timberline® shingles, and lifetime Designer shingles like the Camelot® product line. You can use the free GAF Virtual Home Remodeler online tool to mix and match roofing shingle options until you find the one that fits your home.
Choose a good roofing system – Residential roofing systems are much more than just shingles; a well-designed roofing system has components that do more than just protect your home from the elements. GAF’s Lifetime Roofing System has components like attic ventilation, roof deck protection, and ridge cap shingles designed to work together as a complete roofing system that lets your roof breathe and prevent the buildup of heat in the attic.
Choose the right warranty – Your roofing warranty should at least have material and workmanship coverage. Material warranty covers problems caused by factory defects, fulfilled by the manufacturer. Workmanship warranties, on the other hand, cover problems caused by installation errors and often fulfilled by the contractor. In many cases, the problem falls within gray areas that make determining responsibility difficult, but certain warranties make it simpler. GAF’s Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, available through GAF Master Elite™ contractors, feature 50- and 25-year coverage on material and workmanship, respectively, both backed by GAF.
Choose the right contractor – Even the best roofing options wouldn’t deliver if not installed by a reputable contractor. The fastest way to check a contractor’s legitimacy is if they have certification from a major roofing manufacturer like GAF. At CMS Roofing, we are proud to be among the 3% of all roofers across the U.S. to have qualified for the GAF Master Elite® certification. This is your assurance that not only do you get the best roofing materials, system, and warranties, but you also receive superior service that lives up to the brand’s strict standards.
To know more about how to find the right roofing for your home, call CMS Roofing today at (877) 425-4121 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free roofing consultation. We serve Charleston, SC, and Columbia, SC.