What to look for in a roof for a new home

Your home’s roof is one of the most important parts of your house. Besides keeping water out, it keeps  you and your family safe from harmful UV radiation and prevents your energy bill from skyrocketing. If your roof has seen better days or you are searching for a new home, here are some things you need to check on the roof:

Size does matter

When professional roofers measure roofs, they don’t measure in square feet. They measure in ‘squares’ with 1 square being 100 sq ft or a 10 x 10 foot square. So if you are searching for a 2 story house, then the roof has to be about 1500 square ft or 15 squares.

Consider cost

When you are considering the cost of a new roof then there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. For one thing, the price of the material cannot be ignored. Also remember, if the roofing in your new home has to be stripped and replaced and the structure has to be repaired as well, you will need money. A simple roofing job might not be as costly but roofs that are attached to other roofs or have multiple chimneys will cost significantly more.

JM remodeling and Construction has your back when it comes to installing and repairing roofs in Southeastern WI. We have been replacing and replacing roofing and siding for decades and this includes complete renovation jobs that can transform your home for the better. So if you want to make your home more functional and livable, we are the people for the job.