Are you in the market for a new home? As you undergo the home inspection process, there is one important type of inspection you don’t want to forget – a professional roof inspection. Hiring a professional to fully inspect the roof of a home you’re interested in buying can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the long run. It’s critical to do your due diligence and make sure you choose a highly reputable inspector who’s experienced and knowledgeable. Here are some of the many reasons why you should invest in a roof inspector before buying a new home:

Roof inspector

Learn about any problems that need to be addressed.  

Any roof – especially once that’s older than five years – is subject to many types of problems and damages. Some of the issues your inspector could discover may include poor insulation and ventilation; moisture and mold; leaks or ice dams; and poor condition of roof shingles. Once these issues are identified, your inspector will be able to provide a detailed overview of any problems that need to be addressed right away, as well as recommended solutions.  

Understand the quality of the roof.

No two roofs are created equal, which is why it’s so important to understand the quality of the roof you’re getting when you buy a home. Your roof inspector will be able to fully assess your roof’s integrity, including its durability and longevity to withstand the weather conditions in the area. Most inspectors can generally determine how long your roof will last and when it will need to be replaced, helping you forecast if and when you’ll need to get a new roof for the home.

Get a sense of any future costs.  

As a future homeowner, the last thing you want is to get stuck with expensive roofing bills when you least expect them. By getting a roof inspection before buying your home, you’ll receive a full overview of the types of repairs and potential damages that may lie ahead. Having this vital information will give you negotiating leverage in buying the home, as well as help you budget for future repairs. 

The professional roof inspector you need

Looking for a professional roof inspector? Contact AVA Roofing and learn about our roof inspection process!

Designer metal roofs have become a popular trend in home building and renovation recently, but at a high expense. If you’re considering this type of roof, have you considered going with designer shingles? There are a number of unique benefits that you can obtain with shingles that you may not have considered. Here’s a quick look at how designer shingles can give you the roof you want for less.

Get the Look You Want for Less with Designer Shingles

  • Range of Different Looks: If you decide to go with asphalt shingles, that doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with traditional three-tab options! Today’s architectural shingles are designed to resemble slate tile, wooden shakes and any number of other materials.
  • Cost: Designer metal roofs are expensive, but designer asphalt shingles are not! Costing approximately half the price of designer metal roofing, asphalt shingles deliver amazing results without destroying your budget.
  • Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs are popular in the south because they reflect heat and light during the hot summer. But in western New York, we have a completely different climate. Asphalt shingles help keep your home warmer in the winter while holding up well to lake-effect snow.
  • Ease of Repair: When a storm causes a tree branch to fall on and damage a metal roof, the damaged panels need to be entirely replaced. Not so with asphalt shingles! It’s easy to simply replace the impacted shingles without a huge project involved in the process.
  • High-Quality Roofing Materials: Though many people choose a designer metal roof for its durability, advances in shingle design have provided us with options that are nearly as long-lasting. For a much lower cost, you get a quality roof that lasts.
  • Quiet: If you’ve ever been in a metal building during a heavy rainstorm or hail storm, you probably noticed how loud it was. Asphalt shingles create a much quieter indoor environment.

AVA is the Roofing Company for the Job!

By using designer shingles in your roof design, you can enjoy these benefits while still having a solid roof over your head for many years to come. But what if you’re not quite sure exactly what kind of designer shingles you should use? The experienced professionals at AVA Roofing & Siding are here to help. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, for more information or to schedule a quote on your new roof

A Dependable Roofer in West Seneca!

Top 13 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Roofer

Hiring a roofing company? There are some very important questions you should always ask. Here they are, along with why they’re important. (And Why You Should Hire AVA!) Please review before you start your roofing project!

1. What’s your Full Business Name?

Answer you should get: AVA Roofing and Siding, Inc. If you don’t have the full business name, the roofing company may disappear overnight with your deposit.

2. What’s your Physical Address (Not a PO Box)?

Answer you should get: 672 Niagara Falls Boulevard, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. PO Boxes can be rented to anyone and doesn’t provide protection in case of legal issues down the road.

3. Do you offer homeowner references?

Answer you should get: Yes. Only a company that is brand new or has poor customer service will refuse to provide references from past customers.

4. Do you offer a warranty?

Answer you should get: Yes. Quality contractors always warranty their work.

5. Do we need a permit?

Answer you should get: In most cities you do. A contractor offering to do the work without one should be avoided.

6. Will you pull it or does the customer?

Answer you should get: We take care of it. Why should you have to do the extra work? Our team is here to make the project easier and pain-free for you as possible.

7. Do you tear off the old roof or go over top of it?

Answer you should get: We always recommend a complete tear off. Old roofing material can hide damage and trap moisture.

8. Do you install drip edge?

Answer you should get: Yes. Drip edge protects the edge of your roof decking from moisture.

9. Do you provide a written estimate?

Answer you should get: Yes. It provides legal protection against overcharging down the road. We have the client’s best interest throughout the entire process.

10. Do you provide plywood cost upfront in case it’s rotten?

Answer you should get: Yes. You shouldn’t have any hidden fees from damaged decking. AVA is always upfront with any costs during a project.

11. What happens in case of inclimate weather or project issues?

Answer you should get: We can seal it off and it will be okay overnight. From there, we can continue the project like normal.

12. Do you offer financing?

Answer you should get: Yes. We make it easier for you to get your new roof on, no matter if you need to create a finance plan to get it done.

13. Do you offer different options/packages?

Answer you should get: Yes: good, better, best, with the same workmanship, just different materials.

Trust AVA with Your Next Project

When you consider the difference in project cost, you’ll usually be better off using a better quality material. When you’re hiring a roofing company, the answers to the above questions help you determine how well they’ll serve your needs now and long in the future. If you’ve got a project ready to go, please feel free to reach out to AVA Roofing & Siding today for a free quote.

The Go-To Roofer in Buffalo, NY!