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Choosing the Right New Construction Roofer: Top 5 Considerations

Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2024 at 11:56 am    

If you’re building a home or commercial property, it’s crucial to choose the right new construction roofer. New roof construction requires compliance with building codes and a higher level of contractor expertise than your standard roof services, like repairs and maintenance. 

Below are five factors to consider in a new roofing provider and how they help you get the most out of your investment and safety.

1. Experience and Specialization

As mentioned above, a new construction roofer has specific experience and specialization that require different qualifications. Roof repairs and maintenance don’t install new roof systems, which is a more comprehensive process. This is not to get confused with roof replacements, which remove your existing system and replace it with a new one. 

New roof construction must adhere to potential HOA, local, state, and national building codes, and pass inspection before occupants or residents move in. While you can hire a roof inspector for other roofing services, like roof replacements and repairs, it’s not required as it is with construction projects. 

A new construction roofer also receives specific training in building and installing new roofs to ensure it’s compliant with building codes and permits. Hiring contractors without prior experience risks safety issues, improper installation, and additional out-of-pocket costs to fix them. 

2. Quality of Materials

While roofs don’t last forever, you can preserve their average lifespan with a qualified new construction roofer. They have the expertise to recommend quality materials for your unique property and location. 


For example, if your home doesn’t have shade over its roof, they can suggest reflective materials, like metal roofs. These materials prevent the roofing structure from getting hotter due to prolonged sun exposure and reduce your energy consumption costs. That way, you can prevent your roof from deteriorating faster than it should. 

3. Collaboration with Contractors

When building a home or property, a new construction roofer must work with a team of builders, subcontractors, and roof inspectors. They all collaborate to design the roofing system to ensure it’s appropriate for your specific property structure and adheres to building codes. 

New construction roofers are trained to work with other contractors on the project, ensuring seamless integration and execution of details. Companies that don’t offer new roof installation services only work with internal contractors and subcontractors. 

4. Adherence to Timelines 

Since new roof construction is a team effort, finding contractors with prior experience ensures they can adhere to tight building timelines. Hiring roofers who haven’t installed new roofing systems before risks improper installation that can delay the overall construction schedule. 

Issues such as not fastening your roofing materials properly or not following HOA design codes can cause a chain reaction of delays to the project schedule to redo them. 

5. Warranty and Service Guarantees

A new roof is a significant investment. When searching for a new construction roofer, ask about their material warranties and service guarantees. Some roofing companies may even offer extended material warranties as a demonstration of their quality workmanship. 

Service guarantees also provide you with long-term peace of mind, knowing that any possible accidents or mistakes are covered at no additional cost to you. Always review the details of warranties and service guarantees to ensure there aren’t any exceptions that may disqualify you, such as time limits and specific materials that may not be covered.