Residential Roof Replacement & Repair for the Southern, IN & Louisville, KY Area
Most homeowners look forward to updating cosmetic issues within their home. However, many people may feel anxious when it comes to renovating their roof renovation due to the cost and interruption of daily life.
Adam Stiles LLC is here to help our customers make the best and most informed choice when it comes to roof replacement or repair.
4 Things to Consider When Preparing For a Residential Roofing Project
Before beginning a new roofing project, be sure to give large consideration to these questions:
Which Roofing Material Is Right For Me / My House?
There are five major roofing materials that are chosen based on location and style of your home. Materials are also chosen due to budget, availability in your area, and whether or not there are new construction or HOA restrictions.
- Asphalt Shingles: Cost-friendly, easily available, gives a flat and balanced appearance to your home.
- Metal Roofing: More expensive, but the benefits can outweigh the cost. Requires specialized contractors such as Adam Stiles LLC to properly install.
Do I Need to Just Repair the Roof or Replace it Entirely?
Some repair jobs may be small enough to have done in one day such as shingle replacements or a simple patch job. However, it is important to consider these questions when trying to determine whether your roof needs a repair or an entire replacement.
How old is your roof?
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material and have a lifetime of 15-30 years. Consider the slope of your roof, weather in your area, and the quality of the initial work. If you’re deciding between a repair and a replacement, and your roof is more than 20 years old, it is more than likely going to be time to replace.
Is your roof leaking?
An isolated leak can be patched easily, but if you are noticing multiple leaks, it may be a bigger issue and you should consider a replacement.
What are your future plans?
If you are wanting to sell your home in the future, but have only had a couple issues, have an inspection done on your roof to determine if a repair job will suffice. It may be worth replacing your roof before listing your home.
What areas of the roof are degrading or damaged?
If shingles in the valleys of your roof are falling apart, you will need a complete replacement as that is one of the most important areas of your roof. If there is damage around the chimney, the roof cement or tar flashing may need to be replaced by a more water-tight flashing system that lasts longer.
What time of year is best to repair or replace my roof?
The best time to roof your home In the Southern Indiana and Louisville, KY area is late spring to early fall. Of course, roofs do not always cooperate and wait for our convenience. Adam Stiles LLC is a team of professionals who are equipped to work quickly despite current conditions to repair or install any type of roof.
Will My Insurance Cover A New Roof?
Some home insurance policies may cover partial amount of the work done while others will not. We work with our customers to ensure you get the coverage you deserve. Don’t wait to call your insurance provider to know your options if you’ve had recent damage.
Sheet Metal Roofing Services
If you’re in the market for a new roof for your home, consider metal roofing. This style of roofing material has been steadily gaining in popularity year after year. Metal roofing today offers a clean, trim look for your home with a variety of styles to choose from.
The Pros of Installing a Metal Roof
1. Metal Roofs are Cost-Effective
While sheet metal roofing costs more than traditional asphalt shingles, its lifespan is significantly longer which in the long run helps offset that initial cost. Asphalt roofs last about 12 to 20 years while a metal roof can last 40 to 70. Depending on how long you plan to live in your home, a metal roof may be a worthy investment.
2. Metal Roofs are Durable
A metal roof holds up to many weather conditions a lot better than other roofing materials. Though it can dent from a hail storm, it is still stronger and more durable against the elements. Asphalt roofs can lose shingles due to strong winds and are also prone to moisture build-up causing mold and mildew. They also do not offer much fire resistance unlike metal roofs.
3. Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
Metal roofs help reflect solar heat in the hot summer, helping you to stay comfortable without constantly having to turn up the air conditioning. Though metal roofing initially costs more than asphalt shingles, over time you do get what you pay for in saved energy bills. Metal roofing is also a sturdy platform for solar panels and rainwater collection systems, which would further your home’s energy efficiency.
4. Metal Roofs Provide Fantastic Curb-Appeal
Today’s metal roofs provide with you more variety than you can imagine of colors, finishes, and shapes. You also have your choice of multiple metal materials to use from aluminum to zinc. Style options for your metal roof don’t have to be limited to the vertical ribbed panels we associate with the classic metal roof look. Homeowners can opt for the metal material to resemble more traditional roofing styles of shingles, wood shake, or tile. With metal roofing, your style options are seemingly endless!
Ready to get started?
If you don’t have the answers to every question or aren’t sure where to begin, that’s totally okay. Our team is here to help you know your options when it comes to a roof repair or replacement. Give us a call at (812) 987-8368 or request an estimate below!