A Homeowners Guide to Choosing a New Roof


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Having a good roof over your head is always essential, and particularly in the Midwest.

Choosing the right roof is a challenge most homeowners will face, but with so many options to choose from these days, how can you know which roof (and company) is right for you?

1. Choose to Look Below the Surface

For most homeowners, the primary considerations for a new roof will be in the cost and appearance, including the shingle type and the color. Price and appearance are important but, just like anything in life, what’s below the surface is important too.

Typically, felt underlayment has two main types – traditional and synthetic. Here are some quick details on each:

  • Synthetic felt is tougher and more durable.
  • Traditional felt will wear more quickly, and is prone to tearing.
  • Synthetic felt is moisture and UV repellent, providing greater protection and longevity.
  • Traditional felt will absorb moisture and heat – both are not ideal for protection and longevity.
  • Synthetic felt is lighter and decreases installation time significantly.

We only use synthetic felt because we want you to have confidence that what you are investing in will provide the dependable protection and longevity you deserve.

2. Choose A Skilled Installer

While a fast and efficient installation is nice, it’s also crucial to ensure your beautiful roof is installed effectively and securely by experienced installers. Before choosing a company, research their track record and ask them to talk you through their roofing installation process. And don’t forget to ask them about insurance processes and licensing that might be needed.

We’ve developed a start-to-finish process that considers the small things, and differentiates us from our competitors. For example, while most roofing companies use four nails to secure shingles, we use six nails.  This small change can make a massive difference when your home faces strong winds.

3. Choose A Quality Product

Protecting your home with quality roofing materials is essential, but you also want your house to look great. We get it; we’re all proud homeowners too. Having options with quality, style, and color are so important, especially if you want your home to stand out from the rest.

While we can install any brand of shingles, we typically recommend only a couple quality brands such as, Owens Corning and Certainteed. The reason we recommend these quality brands is because they provide a quality product that carries a strong warranty. Since we provide a 5-year installation warranty, it is important that the shingle we install can stand up to the weather. Our experienced team can show you samples and take time to ensure you choose the shingle color, profile, and type that’s right for you. We also specialize in metal roofing, roof coatings, and flat roofing.

4. Choose Local

We are the local roofing company you can depend on for the finest quality expert re-roofing services. Whether you are interested in changing your roof’s style, need a roof replacement, or a roof repair done, we can deliver quality products with decades of experience. Even more important, if you should have an issue in the future, you can be assured that we stand behind our services with integrity.

Call us for a free estimate today

We serve Columbia, Jefferson City, Moberly, Boonville, Fulton, Mexico, Centralia, Holts Summit and most all of Mid Missouri, and we can work with your schedule. Call us today to get a free roofing estimate, and one of our experienced support staff can schedule an estimate and answer any questions you have. Call us today at (573) 424-9008

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