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Post-Winter Roof Replacement Guide

If winter weather left your roof in shambles, take these first steps to replace it.

Ice dams and icicles can result in damage that requires a roof replacement.

Wintertime can wreak havoc on roofs, especially with our unusually snowy or cold conditions in Wisconsin. Ice dams and icicles can cause structural damage over time, and any leaks or problems that existed before winter are often exacerbated by harsh weather. If you're considering roof replacement now that spring is approaching, start with these steps:

1. Get a professional consultation

The first step to roof replacement is to talk to an expert you trust. A roofing specialist can inspect your roof for damage and suggest  a forward action plan to fit your needs. During the replacement process they'll also be able to tell you if there's underlying structural damage that will need to be addressed while your roof is replaced. 

2. Choose your roof material 

While asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material choice, other materials such as metal and rubber metal offer strength and durability to accent parts of your home, like a porch, while beautifully complementing your home's style. The key is to work with an experienced roofing contractor who is willing to listen to your concerns and offer the knowledge and expertise to help you weigh the benefits and drawbacks to each option.

3. Choose your roof color (asphalt only) 

If you’re using an asphalt roof, the color can set the tone for your home’s curb appeal. When choosing the best roof color for your home, consider light versus dark tones and whether you like a monochromatic or complementary color scheme for your home’s exterior. Ask your roofing contractor about the best colors to enhance the beauty and value of your home, and peruse the vast color offerings by Owens Corning™. Before taking the plunge, check with your neighborhood association, if you have one, to ensure the color you’ve selected is approved for your home development.

4. Request an estimate

Finally, it’s time to find out how much your roof replacement will cost and how long it will take to complete. Be sure to get this information in writing. Before signing on the dotted line, ask your contractor how much roofing experience they have and whether they use sub-contractors or employ their own employee team. Ensuring that you’re making a wise investment with a reputable roofing company will save you time and headaches down the road while adding value to your home.

As an Owens Corning™ Platinum Preferred Contractor we only use our tenured employees, and never questionable sub-contractors. We’re proud to have served the Madison area’s roofing needs for over 40 years. Visit our Waunakee home remodeling showroom or call at 608.709.7517 today to see all of the roof replacement options mentioned in this post.

Check out our must-read roof replacement tips before you replace your roof.