New roofs are something that homeowners typically only need to purchase once or twice in their lifetimes, so it is little wonder that many go about making this important investment in home improvement with a bit of trepidation. That is why we found this article, Buying a new roof and getting your money’s worth, which is presented by the National Roofing Contractors Association, to be invaluable to homeowners who find themselves in this position.

The article provides homeowners with all of the detailed and comprehensive knowledge they will need to be savvy enough to make a wise decision about their new roof purchase. If your new roof installation is still years away, we recommend that you bookmark this highly useful article for future reference. It includes information about the different components of roofing (i.e. roof coverings, sheathing, roof structure, flashing, and drainage), and also provides readers with a guide to the many different roofing materials that are available (i.e. asphalt, wood shingles and shakes, tile, slate, metal and synthetic roofing products). Armed with this knowledge, homeowners may be able to choose a product that is appropriate for their house, tastes and budgetary considerations.

The article also discusses the importance of proper attic ventilation, problems that can affect a roofing system’s performance, and how to choose a contractor, and it finished by answering  a number of frequently asked questions such as “My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?” and “What will a new roofing system cost?” We highly recommend that you read the article here to get access to all this information.

If you are in the market for a new roof installation and your home is located in the southwestern Chicagoland area, we invite you to contact Baltic Home Improvements for a consultation and free evaluation of your job. Our contractors are highly experienced and our reputation is strong enough to have earned us accolades from both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List. Learn why we are the go-to company for many Chicago area residents by contacting us today.

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