Asphalt shingles continue to be among the most popular choice of roofing. Durable and long-lasting, this roofing material has been perfected over the years thanks to advancements in manufacturing. The use of granules, for one, keeps the shingles resistant to fire and ultraviolet rays. Without them, shingles become exposed to the elements, which then leads to their deterioration.
Not everyone is lucky enough to buy a home that meets every single need. Sometimes, the location is perfect, but there’s not enough space. Other times, there are issues with the property that need to be rectified before settling in. If you are in the market for a new place to call home, don’t count out the properties that need a little work. By being flexible, you give yourself a better chance of getting a great deal and you will have more inventory from which to choose.
Maybe the home you’ve chosen is in almost perfect condition but comes with a few major issues, such as a damaged roof. It’s true that adding a new roof is a considerable expense, but you may be able to negotiate a price decrease or cash at closing to help cover the added cost. Before you sign on the dotted line, contact Feller Roofing for a quote on storm damage repairs or roof replacement. You might be pleasantly surprised to find you don’t need an entirely new roof, but a few simple repairs. Other areas to pay close attention to include the lawn, chimney, and outdoor recreational equipment, such as a pool or hot tub.
Avoiding First-Time Buyer Mistakes
Even seasoned homebuyers get overly excited at the prospect of living in a new place. But if this is your first major purchase, you should know that buying an older home has its pros and cons. One good aspect is that you may be able to stretch your budget, according to Bankrate. However, you may wind up hurting yourself financially if you can’t afford needed home repairs or choose to do them yourself without the knowledge to do it safely and correctly.
The bottom line is that your choice of home does not have to be limited to those that fit your idea of what a house should be. You are not doing yourself any favors by eliminating properties that need additions, upgrades, or repairs, but be smart about it. Call a professional for big issues, and get pricing ahead of time so you don’t wind up in over your head after closing.
At Feller Roofing of New Braunfels, we are your leading provider of roof repair, installation, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (830) 214-2400 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in New Braunfels, TX, as well as all nearby areas.
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When it comes to residential roofing, many homeowners often prioritize fashion over function. They want a roof that looks good but they pay very little attention to performance, price, and durability. With a slate-tile roof, you get the unmatched beauty of slate along with its known strengths. Unfortunately, this type of material is sometimes too heavy for most homes’ rafters, not to mention equally heavy on the homeowners’ pockets as well.
As with any other industry, it’s unavoidable to have unscrupulous individuals take advantage of clueless clients with dishonest deals and shady contracts. Some roofing companies, unfortunately, are no exception. Just when you thought you’re already well aware of the most popular scams, these fraudulent roofers invent new tactics and find new victims.
When it comes to pricing, there’s a marked difference between steep-sloped roofs and low-sloped roofs. Professional roofing contractors will often refer to the steepness of the roofing assembly as its pitch. The typical residential roofing pitch is a range between 3/12 to 20/12. The pitch could be steeper than this maximum limit, although this is very rare.