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  • How do I decide what shingle to choose?

    The choice of shingle is a personal one unless there are restrictive covenants in your area that make the choice for you. Often, storm damage leads to the homeowner asking this question. They don't just wake up and decide to change their roof. Usually, a big hail storm will have struck the Dallas Fort Worth area and now they are deciding what to choose, or perhaps a big storm has revealed leakage. The main concerns I see are:

    • Cost: for many people, this is of overriding importance to them. A three tab shingle will of course be the least expensive way to go, but will not have the curb appeal of a higher grade product.
    • Value: this is where other factors enter the equation. For most people, a shingle like the GAF Timberline will represent the best value with excellent long term wearability and good looks.
    • Color: "I saw a house that really had a great looking color on the roof; can you match it?" When I hear this, it usually means a homeowner saw a designer color roof that caught their eye.
    • Resale value: "I really do not want to spend much as I'm planning to sell soon." Look around at your neighbors' homes. If they have three tab roofs, it certainly will not make sense to put up a designer shingle in the neighborhood, and vice versa.
    • Insurance settlement: The insurance company will pay to restore your home to what it was. They will not pay for shingle upgrades.

    If you have questions, and you probably do, please feel free to call us or click on the contact form. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

    Everyone Wants To Know What a Roof Costs

    • How much does a roof cost in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Plano, RichardsonIn fact, there are a lot of variables that affect the cost of a roof.

      Here are some general rules of thumb about roof costs:

      The larger the roof, the more expensive the roof job will be.

      The steeper the roof, the more expensive the roof job will be.

      The higher the roof, the more expensive the roof job will be - two story sections cost more per square.

      The more "cut up" (lots of valleys, hips, etc.) the roof is, the more expensive the roof job will be.

      The more layers of tearoff necessary, the more expensive the roof job will be.

      The better quality the materials, the more expensive the roof will be. However, it may also be the better value in peace of mind, longevity, resale value, and more.

      The cheapest roof will be made of the cheapest materials. (generally a three tab roof with #15 felt paper)

      The old adage, "You get what you pay for" applies to roofing.

      There is no such thing as a free lunch. If someone says they can guarantee you a "free roof," then besides the legality issue, it also comes at the expense of labor and materials and maybe much more.

      The cheapest roof will always be the cheapest labor combined with the cheapest materials and from a "company" with no office or insurance.

      One should seek the best value roof, that being the balance between quality materials and labor, and budget.

      The best warranties from roof manufacturers require quality components such as real starter strip, quality underlayment, proper installation, etc. In other words, the best warranties cost more.

      A quality roof lasts a lot longer than a cheap one and is probably a much better value for your hard earned dollar.

       

       

       

    Shingle Roofs

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