WHAT TYPE OF TRACK RECORD DOES THE ROOF HAVE?
We’re not talking about your existing roof, we’re talking about your prospective roof; the one you’re thinking about buying. How long has it been around and does it have a good track record with those who use it? Knowing the history and track record of your prospective roof system is one of the most important steps to ensure you get a good roofing system when you make your purchase. How can you make sure the system you’re considering has a strong track record and can last for a long time? Keep reading to find out.
Ask Those Who’ve Had it Installed
The easiest, most effective way to learn about a roofing system is to talk to those who have had it installed on their building. They’ll give you an honest description of the system and how it has worked for them, without the bias of trying to convince you of a sale. If possible, try and find someone who’s had the system installed for longer than 10 or so years, which will ensure that you are learning about a system that has actually been around for a while, not a brand new roof.
Talk to Contractors Who Install Multiple Systems
Asking a contractor about the track record of a roofing system is a very imperfect tool for gathering information. The problem is that they are trying to sell you a roof, and while you’d like to hope they wouldn’t lie to you, many contractors will if it means they’ll get the sale. However, if a contractor sells multiple systems, that can remove some of that bias as they don’t care too much about which system you buy, they’re making money either way.
Finding a roof system that is reliable is not always an easy task, but whatever time you take to make sure you find a good system will be worth it in the end when you have a good roof still operating perfectly 20 years down the road.