Eventually, every home or building needs a new roof. Of course, you must consider cost and durability but it can also be a chance to get the look you’ve always wanted for your home. There are many different choices in shingles and materials to change the look of your home or renew the scheme you love. It’s also an opportunity to remedy factors that may have caused your roof to fail.

Residential roof replacement is something every homeowner dreads, not only because of the expense but the inconvenience of having workmen swarming over their roof. You can make the experience more pleasant, however, by knowing how to choose the right contractor.

You should first ask your friends and neighbors who did their roof and find out if they would recommend that firm. What happened that they wish they’d been prepared for and were there any unpleasant surprises? You’ll probably find, too, that each roofing job was priced differently. See what kind of warranty was offered and if they’ve ever had to use it, too.

Once you have a few names, check them out with the Better Business Bureau and find out how long they’ve been in business. There’s nothing wrong with giving a new company a chance but with something as major as a roof replacement you want experience and quality. Finally, as part of your investigations, ask if they are licensed and bonded and if their employees are day laborers or permanent hires.

The material you choose for your roof can make a big difference both in service and the curb appeal of your home. Choose the color as carefully as you choose the material and your roof will be just as beautiful in thirty years as it is when the roofers finish the job.