What to Consider When Buying Roofing Supplies?

We’re sure you have questions and might not see the forest because of the trees. So read this informative article about buying roofing supplies then give us a call!!

You put a lot of effort into making sure your home is beautiful, inviting and oozing curb appeal. Additionally, we hope you consider that your house is ecologically sound and energy efficient.

Most likely you’ve given a great deal of thought to your windows, doors, attic insulation and decor. However, don’t forget that your roof needs love too!

Your roof can help you stay warm in winter and cool in summer. Subsequently, this will help keep your home’s heating and cooling costs manageable all year round. In addition, this will protect it from being invaded by furry, feathered and creepy crawly unwelcome guests.

These should be food for thought for responsible homeowners to keep a watchful eye on the condition of their roof. They need to ensure they get the right roofing supplies for a healthy and happy roof. This will lead to a healthy, happy and energy efficient home.

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  • How Long Do You Plan on Keeping Your Home?

    Quality roofing materials are built to last and the very best are designed to last for decades. If you’re thinking of selling your home within 5 years, it may not necessarily be prudent to reach for the top shelf.

  • Do You Want a Metal Roof or One with Shingles?

    You may like the traditional look of a roof bedecked with shingles. Did you know that a metal roof also has its advantages. Find out more about metal roof choices on our sister company’s website. As a natural conductor, metal can:

    • Insulate your home on cold days by absorbing heat energy from the sun.
    • On hot summer days it actually reflects sunlight away from your home so you get the best of both worlds.
  • How Much Do You Know About the Shingle Manufacturers? Buying roofing supplies image shows a gold neon light shaped in a question mark.

    Not all shingle manufacturers are created equal. Not all use the highest quality raw materials or manufacture their shingles to the same standards. As well as using a reliable and trustworthy retailer, you should also do your due diligence on the manufacturers themselves.

    Does the Manufacturer Offer Warranties on Their Roofing Supplies?

    Your roofing supplies are an investment and you want to ensure that this investment will be protected for years to come. If something goes wrong with your investment, it could compromise the integrity, efficiency and safety of your roof.

    For your peace of mind and protection, make sure that you use a roofing supplies manufacturer whose products are warrantied.

  • Do You Know What Roofing Accessories You’ll Need?

    As well as the shingles themselves, you’ll also need to ensure that you have all the right accessories. Some examples are clips, flashing, tapes and sealant as well as sealing collars for any outlet pipes. Any retailer worth their salt, either online or in the real world, will advise you on what you need for the task in hand.

  • Is the Drip Edge of High Quality?

    Your drip edge is the metal flashing installed at the edges of the roof. It’s integral in keeping water flowing away from the fascia and protecting the components of your roofing. This is extremely important and you should accept nothing short of commercial grade drip edging.

  • Do You Have the Right Ventilation Products?

    Ventilation is enormously important to prevent moisture buildup. Moisture can lead to potentially harmful molds and fungi. Make sure you have the right ventilation products. Some of our favorites include Shingle Air Vent 2. It includes an internal weather filter system that helps with rain, snow, insects and dust. We also have Lomanco power vents and standard 750 Lomanco box vents. Synthetic felt is also important for superior ventilation. Find out about some of the signs your roof needs proper ventilation on Ace Construction website (our sister company).

We certainly hope this article on Buying Roofing Supplies gave you pertinent information on what to consider. When you buy from Mac Supply you know you’re getting the highest quality roofing supplies from a name you can trust!

If you have questions or are ready to move forward with replacing your roof or repairing roof damage, give us a call at 765-642-7734. Other options to contact us is to send an email to info@macroofingsupply.com or fill out our contact form.