The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Getting a New Roof

Getting a new roof can often feel like an overwhelming and confusing process so we outlined a step-by-step guide to choosing the best roof for your home.

Step 1: Get an inspection

Your first step before getting a new roof should always be to get an inspection. Luckily for you, ours are free! When you schedule an inspection, a trained roofing professional will come out and do a thorough analysis of your roof. They know exactly what to look for to see if your roof has sustained any damage from past storms or wear and tear that occurs over time. 

Step 2: Need to file a claim?

After a disaster hits, your homeowner’s insurance can save you thousands of dollars on repairs. However, insurance can be tricky and not everything is covered. To avoid unexpected costs, you need to take a close look at your homeowner’s policy. However, most homeowners’ insurance policies do cover roof replacement as long as the damage is from an act of nature or sudden accident. Do keep in mind that older roofs, especially over the age of 20, often have limited coverage to none at all. If your roof hasn’t been replaced in a long time, give us a call today for a free inspection!

Step 3: Select roof type / color 

There are many different types of roofing materials to choose from and come in a wide price range as well. If you have any questions about what roofing material might be best for you, please call us and we’d be more than happy to assist you. The table below courtesy of may help you match roof shingle colors to your home’s basic exterior color:

What to expect on install day

We are typically able to complete a job in a single day and always leave your property spotless. We want to make the process is as quick and easy for you and that’s why we always communicate what we’re doing with the homeowner. We like to forewarn that the work can be noisy and homeowners should take the necessary steps to ensure work and/or children at home aren’t disturbed. We also like to remind homeowners to be careful when entering and exiting the home, and never walk outside barefoot while we’re working. 

After reading this article, you may have realized that you’re in need of a free, no-obligation inspection. If that’s the case, then give us a call or fill out our contact form today! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news on keeping your home and roof safe!

Home Improvement

Roof Decorating Tips That Will Spook Your Neighbors

Halloween is right around the corner, and aside from the holiday season, you don’t always get the opportunity to decorate your home. It’s common for homeowners to decorate their lawn and front door, but how about adding some bone-chilling decorations on your roof? Before you start putting up decorations, you should make sure that your roof is fully prepared.

Don’t Work Alone

The first rule of horror movies is to NEVER go anywhere alone. In this case, it’s important to have a partner on the ground to spot you when you start decorating your roof. Safety is important, so having a second person during the process could reduce any chance of an accident happening. Just like the picture below, it’s all about teamwork!

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Check Your Decorations

Are you thinking about putting up lights or anything that involves electrical cords? It’s important to make sure that there aren’t any faulty wires or missing bulbs that could potentially damage the rest of your decorations, or even worse: your roof. Frayed wires could set fire to your roof shingles which could be a total nightmare.

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Use Sturdy Equipment

If you’re wanting to put decorations on your roof, you’re going to need a ladder. Make sure you have a sturdy ladder or have someone hold the base of it so nothing terrible happens. When you fall, your first instinct is to grab onto something for stability, so accidentally ruining your gutters or shingles and getting hurt during the process is not a great combination.

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Watch Out for Roof Damage

It’s easy to forget to get your roof inspected, especially when the holiday season is so close. Keep an eye out for discolored or missing shingles before putting your Halloween decorations up. If you notice anything wrong with your roof, it’s important to get it repaired as soon as possible. Call the experts at Mars Restoration to help solve your roofing needs.


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