The roof of your house is often thought of as a practical feature of your home—its main function is, of course, to shield your home from the elements like the scorching sun or down pouring rain. Most of the time, the thought of replacing the roof occurs when there’s a problem, like water dripping from the ceiling.
An old or defective roof isn’t the only time to think about roof repair. When you’re about to embark on a remodeling project, especially when you’re adding additional space or vaulted ceilings in your home, you’re going to have to consider how to adjust your roof to accommodate your remodeling plans.
Your roof comprises nearly half of the visible exterior of your home, so of course, your roof is what ties your remodeling project as a cohesive part of the house. You don’t want your remodeling project to look like something tacked on, right?
When you’re about to embark on a remodeling project that involves remodeling your roof, make sure to consider the following aspects of roof construction:
Consider the Different Types of Rooflines
Your roof serves a functional aspect, but it also plays an important role in tying together the look of your home. The roofline is the outer edge of a roof, and it can make the difference in setting your house apart among other houses with the same structure.
If you have added a room to the house, placing a shed roof is a simple design that’s low budget, but it can also make your remodeling project look like an obvious add-on. In fact, some communities do not allow shed roofs.
On the other hand, a gable roof adds visual interest and character to your home. An experienced roofing contractor can discuss the different types of rooflines that can work well with seamlessly integrating your remodeling project to your home.
Work With the Structure of Your Home
Vaulted ceilings are sure to add dimension to your home, but the project may affect the structure of your roof. A roofing contractor can help you analyze the structure of your existing roof and determine whether or not you need to remove the roof or if the roof can stay in place when you add a vaulted ceiling.
Hire an Expert For Your Roof Repair or Remodel
Replacing a roof is a task that should be done by a professional contractor. A professional contractor brings more than just experience on the job, but also the right tools and credentials to do the job safely and efficiently. The most important thing you must do when selecting an expert for your roof repair or remodel is confirming that your roofing contractor is insured.
Repairing a roof is a skilled repair. If you hire someone who is inexperienced at roof repair and that person gets hurt while working on your roof, it’s possible that you’ll be held liable for the injury. An insured roofing contractor should have worker’s compensation and personal liability insurance. You should ask for the insurance certificate and call the insurance carrier to verify current coverage.
Roof repair and remodel takes expertise in not only construction of roofs, but also in their design. Make sure to select a roofing contractor that considers roof repair more than a job, but a way to shore up your abode with quality craftsmanship and aesthetic design.