01:25PM | 06/23/01
Member Since: 06/22/01
2 lifetime posts
I need a new roof on my home, and I am researching the whole topic. I am trying to find a source of info that gives me the following:

1) Step-by-step process for installing a new roof, including materials needed.

2) Pros and cons of different material types, and what material cost should be.

3) Systematic way of evaluating a potential contractors

I have found a couple of sites. Anyone aware of a good site with this kind of info?

Jay J

07:31AM | 06/24/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts

Although your 3 questions are related, I couldn't find one site that did all 3. You said you found a couple of sites. Then, you ask if anyone is 'aware' of a good site w/this kind of info. Did you find a site w/all 3 'items', or did you find 3 SEPARATE sites but only 1 of each?

If you found either/or, then you should have sufficient info to make your decision (I think.) Outside of that, if you have more specific questions about a particular type of siding, or a particular installation 'scenario', or a particular 'quality' about a contractor, ask away.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


02:26PM | 06/30/01
Member Since: 06/22/01
2 lifetime posts
Jay J, I would not have written the e-mail to start with if I was not having a problems finding the info I was looking for.

All sources of information are particularly bad in regards to items 1, step-by-step roofing basics and material, and item 2, comparing types of material and what is good and bad with each one.

Only item 3 evaluating a contractor, have I found a what I would call good information.

With all the info about roofing that is on the web, there must be a good source of info.

So thats what I am looking for more specifically.



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