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Don't Go For Poorly-Manufactured Roofing Materials

It's leisurely to go through online stores as entertainment nowadays. Truthfully, you've seen many products you never knew existed, and one of them is cheaper roofing shingles, shakes, and metal panels that you can use to fix your roof. Unfortunately, many homeowners in South Windsor CT have fallen prey to purchasing subpar roofing materials from digital marketplaces.

It's undeniable that locally-made roofing materials are quite expensive. However, they're an investment for a good reason: dependable high-quality. In doing so, you can trust their manufacturers when they claim their roofing material can last for 20-30 years. On the other hand, the unscrupulous digital seller can tell you the same thing.

However, you're buying from overseas. If you needed to return the seller's products with defects, you'd be paying more than just the return cost for replacement. Truthfully, by the end of your debacle, you will have spent the same amount for a well-made local roofing material -- except you'll end up with a subpar roofing material in any outcome.

Therefore, it's better to avoid altogether poorly-manufactured roofing materials, especially those advertised and sold from digital marketplaces. You can always trust locally-made materials when it comes to repairing or replacing your damaged roofing.

Consumer Reports has a great post about buying the best brands in South Windsor CT. Read more about it below.

How to Shop for a Roof—and a Roofer

The first step to take when you’re thinking of having a new roof installed is to figure out the type of roofing you want. Asphalt shingles remain far and away the most popular choice because they're inexpensive, easy to install, and come in dozens of colors. But slate, tile, and metal are all good options, too, provided you plan on being in the same house for a long time. All three cost more than asphalt shingles, but last significantly longer, in some cases, as long as 100 years.

As you research shingles, check our comprehensive ratings to see what the best roofing lines are. In CR's roofing tests, we found that some shingles are more than twice as strong as others that cost more. Others provide a beautifully layered look, or come in huge arrays of colors.

Once you've nailed down a few contenders, use the manufacturer's website to find licensed installers in your area, and request bids from at least three pros. Keep in mind that some shingle manufacturers will only honor a warranty if you use a licensed installer they’ve previously vetted. If you have a specific roofer in mind, make sure to confirm that he’s licensed to install the product you want by checking with the manufacturer. You can also ask your roofer for his shingle recommendations and check them against our ratings.

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In case you need top-notch roofing repairs, replacements, and installations in South Windsor CT, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvement to help you with everything that you need. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.



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