Roofing Contractor – Do I Really Need a Professional?
Jan 12, 2020
It seems we live in the age of DIYers. Surf YouTube and you’ll find plenty of videos that will show you how to replace roofing without a contractor. While these videos make it look so easy, replacing a roof is actually harder and more dangerous than it looks. Hiring a roofing contractor to replace your roof is the smarter choice. And, when looking for qualified professionals to do the job, choose Xterior LLC.
Xterior is BBB-accredited and has over 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement industry. We service many areas of North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Burlington, Cary, Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington. As a proud Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor, we offer one of the best manufacturer warranties in the business. Plus, we are 100% fully-insured. Additionally, with financing options for multiple credit profiles and budgets, we make new roofing affordable.
Why Do I Need to Get My Roof Inspected?
Most of us rarely think about our roofs unless we experience a problem. However, most of the time, roofing problems start with something small before progressing to a leak. Therefore, routine inspections are important for detecting these small issues and fixing them early on. In fact, the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends inspecting your roof in the spring and fall. And certainly, you should inspect your roofing after any major storm. Additionally, many warranties require an annual inspection.
Often, roofing contractors will provide an inspection at no cost. A professional will be able to spot areas of weaknesses, leaks, or potential problems. At Xterior, we’ll be happy to take a look at your roof. Just call us at 336-329-3667 to set up an appointment.
Why Hiring a Professional Makes Sense
Undoubtedly, there are several important reasons why you should hire a professional to install your roof. First, the contractor usually has many years of experience and can spot problem areas in the decking you may miss. If you place new materials over damaged decking, you’ll incur a much bigger problem as time passes. Secondly, a professional has all the necessary tools and knows the latest techniques to prevent future problems. You will save money in the long run by having a professional install your new roof.
Moreover, replacing a roof is dangerous work. Some of the hazards include heights and negotiating steeply sloping roofs while using power tools. Certainly, an unexpected gust of wind can easily knock one off the top of the house. Even professional roofers are not immune from the perils. It’s estimated that roofers have the 5th highest work-related death rate in construction. Plus, the manufacturer may void the warranty unless a professional contractor installs the roofing materials.
Finally, a professional can diagnose issues accurately and be able to give you advice on different options and costs. A professional licensed roofing contractor will also complete the project much quicker than a DIYer. Considering all the benefits of a professional installation, it’s the wisest choice.
Which Type of Roofing Should I Choose?
Typically, homeowners choose between asphalt shingles or metal roofing. Asphalt shingles are the most popular and have been protecting homes for over 100 years. Shingles are the economical choice with a variety of colors and textures options. Durable, they have a life span of 12-20 years.
While metal roofing has been in use longer than asphalt shingles, it lagged in popularity. This was partially due to its earlier appearance; in years gone by it was ugly corrugated panels. However, today metal panels are available in many stunning colors and styles to beautify your home. Durable, metal roofing can withstand hurricane-force winds and is fire-resistant. Moreover, it is extremely long-lasting, you won’t have to replace it for 50-70 years or more.
A Roofing Contractor Trusted by North Carolina Residents
Don’t take a chance with your biggest investment by installing a new roof yourself. Call the roofing contractor trusted by many North Carolinians, Xterior. We are a locally-owned and operated family business with an outstanding reputation for installing both asphalt and metal roofing. Take a look at our gallery to see what we can do for your home.
Also, with financing options like 0% down, low monthly payments, or 0% interest rate for qualified homeowners, we make roofing affordable. Plus, we give discounts to veterans, seniors, teachers, and first responders. So, give us a call at 336-329-3667 to set up an inspection of your roof. Because there’s never been a better time to get a new roof.
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“Colby was in one word, incredible. We had roof damage which needed a timely fix. Colby took care of everything from start to finish and we enjoyed a headache free process, a one day roof replacement, and ended with a beautiful new roof! These things are never easy and Colby made this process seamless. Thank you Colby and Xterior, LLC!” Natalie S.
“We had a great experience working with Xterior. They did a professional job start to finish. From the estimate to the completion of the skylight install, the crews and management at Xterior were great. I would definitely use them again.” Scott H.
“Everyone with Xterior LLC was great to work with! Responsive, professional, friendly, and a great job! Would highly recommend to anyone needing exterior work done on their house!” Dan W.