Roof Repair and New Shingles in Manhattan

I believe that it is just about 20 years ago that my roof’s shingles were put on, and maybe they could last a few more years, but I don’t really want to risk it. I am going to hire somebody to do roof repair in Manhattan NY and I want to hire a contractor that has a solid reputation, and who is properly licensed and insured to do the work. I will probably do a bit of checking online to see if I can find any feedback for the contractor I decide to hire. That should help me to gauge their reputation and make sure that I am making a smart decision on who I am hiring.

The shingles on my roof right now are not very attractive. They are made of asphalt and whatever they mix with asphalt to make this type of shingle. I think it is one of the cheaper options for shingles, and I know that I will want to go with something that is a bit more expensive this time around, to ensure that the completed work looks nice and increases the value of my house a bit.

I am trying to also gauge the factors that go into the final costs for having your shingles replaced. Of course, if the contractor starts pulling off shingles and finds a lot of water damage, then that will shoot the price through the roof. I don’t think that will be the case with my roof, but who knows. I am more focused on factors about the house’s design that influence the price. For example, my roof is pretty steep, and I know that is harder to work on a roof that has a steep pitch. So I imagine that will be a factor that will impact the price.