4 Services You Might Need From A Roofing Contractor Besides Repairing Shingles And Replacing A Roof

If you need a roof inspection, repairs, or a roof replacement, you'll be working with a roofing contractor or their crew. A roofing contractor has a lot of responsibility, and they know a lot about roofs.

While you might replace a few shingles on your own, it's better to call a contractor when your roof is having trouble. A roof is a big investment, so it's important to put it in good hands. Here are four services you might need from a roofer besides repairs and a roof replacement. 

1. A Remote Estimate For A New Roof

Some roofing companies can provide you with a remote estimate so the roofer doesn't even need to come to your home and you don't have to worry about being home when the estimate is underway. This is possible by using satellite images of your house. These show the roof of your house from the top.

The roofer can use the image to get the measurements of your roof so they can then calculate the cost of new roofing. This is a quick and easy way to find out if you can afford a new roof or if you need to seek financing if your roof has to be replaced fast.

2. A Drone Inspection Of An Old Roof

Some roofers use drones to do roof inspections. Drones make inspections and estimates more accurate since the drone takes measurements and software does calculations. The drone can also take photos of suspected roof damage so you can see the type of damage yourself and understand why your roof needs repairs.

By doing an inspection by drone, it may not even be necessary to go on the roof and risk damaging the roofing by walking on it.

3. An Attic Ventilation Calculation

If you're wondering if your attic has enough ventilation so your roof doesn't age prematurely, your roofing contractor can figure it out for you. They can use attic ventilation calculations that take the size of your attic into account to determine how much ventilation the attic needs. They can even calculate the size of the fan your attic may need.

4. The Installation Of Solar Tubes For More Light

If your home doesn't have enough natural light, you may feel dreary when you're inside all day. One way to flood your home with natural light without sacrificing your privacy by opening blinds is to have solar tubes put in. These are fairly small, so they don't make your roof look ugly. They can even be installed in two-story homes so you can light up the first floor.

The tubes let natural light shine through in areas where you want more natural lighting. Some solar tubes also store solar power and act as nightlights when it gets dark.

Contact a company like Able-Warnecke Roofing Inc to learn more.