Research Roof Warranties Before Hiring Roofing Contractors

Many times, consumers can have a false sense of security with a new roof system warranty, according to Kevin Krolczyk, president of Long Lake, Minn.-based Mint Roofing.

The importance of researching a roof system warranty before selecting a roofing contractor for a roof system replacement is highlighted in Krolczyk’s column, “Warranties: What you should know to truly protect your roof investment,” posted to Everybody Needs a Roof, the official consumer website of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The column is posted on the site’s “From the Experts” page.

Krolczyk advises that all homeowners and building owners take the time to read the fine print on a roof warranty because coverage can vary greatly between manufacturers, which may make a big difference when roof issues occur.

In addition, the column reminds consumers that with most warranties, the roofing contractor who installs the roof system covers the first two years, so it is essential to hire a reputable roofing contractor who has a track record of responding in a timely manner to problems. Krolczyk emphasizes that a professional roofing contractor will provide assistance regarding aspects of a warranty that are often misunderstood.

To read Krolczyk’s column in its entirety, visit NRCA’s Everybody Needs a Roof website.

NRCA’s Online Column Outlines Benefits of a Properly Designed Attic Ventilation System

NRCA’s “From the Experts” column outlines the benefits of a properly designed attic ventilation system.

When properly designed, attic ventilation systems can make a home more comfortable and prevent numerous roof-related problems, according to Nick Sabino, president of Cincinnati-based Deer Park Roofing.

Sabino outlines the importance of attic ventilation in his column “The importance of attic ventilation,” the official consumer website of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The column is posted on the sites “From the Experts” page.

The column states that because attic heat radiates into living spaces, a cooler attic will lead to a more comfortable home and reduced cooling costs.

In addition, roof system components benefit from increased longevity when an attic is well-ventilated. Because all building materials expand and contract as temperatures change, higher attic temperatures lead to increased expansion of the roof, sheathing and structural components, which are negatively affected by an increase in thermal movement.

To read Sabino’s column in its entirety visit the “From the Experts” column on the Everybody Needs a Roof website.