Do you know how to tell a good roofer from a bad one?
No, this isn’t the beginning of a weird industry joke. It’s a serious question.
Some people will tell you good roofers have informative and well-thought-out websites. But more will probably tell you that they show up on time and do the things you asked them to do. Both of these may be good indicators. We can’t say for certain because that depends on what you value.
But the things we’ve always paid attention to are facts! For example, what companies do people who work in the industry choose to do business with? If someone works in construction yet doesn’t have the time, inclination, or skill to fix their own roof who do they call?
Knowing who people in construction and building contracting call when they need a roofer is a good indicator of what companies do the best roofing projects. That is why at DMW Roofing and Restoration, we are happy to share that we are among the top choices for builders who are looking for new roof construction.
The New Roof Construction Experts
Whether you are a developer, contractor, builder, or someone having their dream home built for them, we are one of the top new roof construction experts in the Saint Louis area.
We are happy to provide a bid on your new construction dream home. Is your main goal is to find roofing materials that will last as long as possible given our climate and environment? Are you looking to make a design statement on your dream home (wanting both is good with us too!)? In all cases, we offer architectural/asphalt shingles, metal, and other materials to create the perfect look.
We also use locally sourced companies for the best and most convenient material deliveries and products. This is a commitment we’ve consciously made to the Saint Louis area. Now more than ever, it’s important to support one another. Selecting to work with local businesses is the way we’re choosing to do that whenever possible.
Things You Need to Know About New Construction Roofing Projects
When we refer to “new roof construction” services, we’re not talking about tearing off your old roof and putting on a new one. We do that and refer to it as roof replacement. <insert link to that page>.
In this case, what we mean is a new build, a home that didn’t have a roof before. When you’re starting from scratch, you have a lot of options. You’ll be working with an architect, builder, or home designer to draw up the blueprints. Then, you’ll decide on things like roof pitch, home stories, and extras like skylights, dormers, chimneys, and other items that affect the roofline.
Once you have that decided upon, we’d be glad to work with you on materials, colors, under-decking, insulation, covering, and more. There are some materials you will need to let your construction team know about if you’re interested in them. For instance, tile or slate options are heavier than shingle ones. Your builder and architect will need to know about these choices.
The pitch of your roof may also affect what materials you can use. When we work with you, it’s a conversation between what you want and what can be done. How far along you are in the design process can limit your options… Our advice then is to bring your roofer in as soon as possible.
There are a lot of options out there. Many of them affect cost in ways you may not be aware of. While most homeowners understand how materials influence cost, they may not be aware of design costs due to materials. If you have your heart set on a particular kind of roof, discuss it early with your planning team. We’re willing to answer any questions they may have.
On the other hand, if you work with a home builder and choose from an existing home plan, they may have a pre-determined selection of roof options such as color and materials. We’re happy to work within those parameters as well.
If this is your first time building a new home, you may not be aware of all the construction professionals and contractors who come together in the process. We are experienced in working with many of the local construction companies here in the Saint Louis area. That experience translates into a much smoother process for you and the other contractors.
Roofing is just one component of the whole process, albeit a very important one. You’re spending a lot of money on your new construction and making this the house of your dreams. You want a high-quality roof that will protect your home investment as well as weather and age beautifully. We can help you understand the money options out there and help you with your specific home goals. We take the time to find out what is most important to you and we work together to accomplish this.
If you’d rather be less hands-on in the planning, we can work with whatever contractor or home builder is handling it for you. Call us today at (636) 441-ROOF (7663) or fill out the form on this page so we can call you to discuss your project.