017: Roof Health and Maintenance

When’s the last time you’ve thought about your roof? If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably “never,” or “when I bought the house X years ago.” If that’s the case, you’re going to want to listen to today’s guest to see why you might want to take some time to look at the crown and glory of your pad.

Mike Payne is today’s guest. He’s the owner/operator of No Payne Roofing. Mike is here to share some tips on roof health and maintenance, as well as things to consider when in need of a new roof.

Covered topics:

  • Choosing a type of roofing.
  • Things to keep in mind when buying a home.
  • Questions to ask before hiring a roofer.
  • Roof inspections and maintenance.

Podcast Show Notes:

  • [00:45] – Introducing Mike Payne
    • How Mike got started in the roofing business.
    • The types of roofing that No Payne Roofing deals with.
  • [02:07] – Knowing which type of roofing to select for your home.
    • Cost-effectiveness, aesthetics, and wear.
    • Mike’s preferred shingle and other recommendations.
    • Supporting local Calgarian shingles.
    • Average pricing.
  • [04:29] – What to look for when purchasing a new or used home.
    • The reputation of the builder.
    • Visible wear on shingles and knowing who installed the roof.
    • Lifting up the shingles and checking the underlayment.
    • Soffits and ventilation working together.
  • [07:43] – Questions to ask when looking for a roofer.
    • The types of insurance that a roofing company should have.
    • Warranty offerings.
  • [08:44] – Inspecting your roof.
    • Look at your roof often.
    • Getting maintenance done every three years after the first ten years.
    • Simple things to do in your house to extend your roof’s life.
  • [10:18] – The charitable work of No Payne Roofing.
    • Work with animal shelters and the Wildlife Centre.
    • The recent campaign done for the SPCA.
  • [12:29] – What makes No Payne Roofing stand out from its competitors.

Topic Takeaways:

  • Cost-effectiveness, aesthetics, and wear should all be considered when getting a new roof.
  • Checking underneath the shingles when buying a home is crucial.
  • You should inspect your roof regularly.

Quotable Quotes:

  • “You definitely want to check your builder’s reputation. It never hurts to get a second opinion.”
  • “Gutters need to be cleaned every year, so, when you’re already up there, it’s good to give [your roof] a good look over.”

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