Fall here in the Minneapolis area means some homeowners are taking a look at their roofs, deciding whether to get it replaced before another Minnesota winter. 

Buying a new roof for your home means first having to find a roofing contractor that is a professional who installs roofing products with quality. That decision is important, as a new roof not only protects your possessions but your family, as well.

A new roof for your home increases its value while adding beauty. However, you might be asking yourself, "How do I find a professional roofer right for me? What roofing product should I use? How do I pay for the new roof?"  We've got the answers to these questions.

Finding a Professional Roofer Right for You It can be a hard process finding a roofer right for you, with so many MN roofing contractors available. If you see any roofs being worked on near your home (or if you have a neighbor who recently got a new roof), go there after hours and ask:
  • Who worked on their roof?
  • Why did they choose that roofing company?
  • Did the job go smoothly?
Many homeowner are happy to share their knowledge. This is a way to gain a lot of information and meet your neighbor at the same time. Do not forget paper and pen to take notes.

There are many great roofers who work hard and have successful businesses; however, there are also a few bad ones you need to watch out for. This decision is one you are going to have to live with for quite awhile, so choose wisely.

Selecting the Best Roofing Product When purchasing a new roof for your home, you've got lots of options to evaluate.  Roofing is available in a variety of materials, and manufacturers have extensive lines of designs and colors to choose from. Take a ride in your neighborhood to look at roofs. If you see a roof you like, jot the address down. Come back at a different time of day to see if you still like the look.  Shadows and lighting change colors. Depending on the hour and whether it's sunny or cloudy, a roof might look different. Give your roofer the address and ask if the roofing material and color can be identified.

Keep in mind, however, that just because that roof looks good on a particular home, it might not be the right choice for yours.  Here at Quarve we've got lots of experience in helping our customers select the best roof for their homes; we can do the same for you.

How Can I Pay for a New Roof? You've got a number of choices in how to pay for your roof.  Perhaps you've got savings or access to a home equity loan or line of credit.  You might also ask your professional contractor for information about financing - some MN roofing companies offer this service. Contact Quarve Contracting today to receive expert answers to all your roofing questions!  We are a licensed MN home exterior remodeling contractor, and we've been installing quality roofing in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for over 30 years.