How to Shop for a New Roof

Published on:

February 23, 2017

Reroof & New Roof Considerations

Whether you’re in the market for a new roof, or simply a reroof on an existing structure, you have the opportunity to choose what the roof of your building will look like. While roofing is its own art, more goes into making the decision than just aesthetics.

First, you’ll want to consider your city’s codes. Each municipality is different in what they require, and knowing this in advance can help rule out roof types when making your decision. Second, be aware of your slope. Steep-sloped roofs vary and each material requires a certain slope in order to work properly. The same goes for flat; each flat material comes recommended based on weather trends and, if it’s a reroof, the existing deck. Third, consider your building’s energy efficiency. Depending on your climate, certain roofs will help reflect sunlight, while others are more likely to absorb it.

If you are reroofing a living residence, you should consider the trees around the property. Some roofing materials are much more affordable to repair should a branch fall on your roof. You may also want look into the existing underlayment and make any necessary upgrades to the components of your roof.

The last thing to consider when choosing a new roof or replacing an existing one is the warranty that comes with it. The roofing contractor should provide a workmanship warranty that covers their work, but this is usually short-term. The manufacturer of your roof may also provide a warranty. Be sure to get clarification on what the manufacturer warranty covers.

Always get clarification from your roofing contractor when moving forward with a new roof. Select Roofing Contractors will help you choose the right roof based on your desired aesthetic, climate, pitch, and budget, and will make helpful suggestions and answer any questions along the way. Call us today at 970-290-5393 or email us at

How to Shop for a New Roof