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Get your roof ready for a pandemic lockdown

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Get your roof ready for a pandemic lockdown

On April 1, Nevada became the 38th state to issue a stay-at-home order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. And because Nevadans now spend so much time inside their houses, it has become imperative that their dwellings be as safe and comfortable as possible.

A well-maintained or a completely new roof can spell a world of difference, as roof conditions play a crucial role in regulating indoor temperature and keeping indoor air clean. But what exactly should your considerations be when making roof-related choices during a pandemic and the United States’ economy is plummeting? Our roof specialists at D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., Inc. recommend that you look into the following:

Cost considerations

To most homeowners, the cost of roofing materials and installation is the most important factor in roof repair or replacement. Narrow down your options by having a clear idea of how much you’re willing to spend, and how flexible that estimate is. Under what circumstances are you willing to spend more money? What are your nonnegotiables?

Roof types and services also vary widely in price, so research and compare market quotes before you start any roof renovation projects. The COVID-19 outbreak may have also impacted price or service charges, so ask contractors to break down fees, if possible.

Longevity and compatibility of roofing materials

When computing for costs, consider the longevity of roofing materials. If you’re shelling out a lot of money, you want to see that investment pay off. Here are the average life spans of the most common roofing materials:

The average life spans of the most common roofing materials

Consult a roofing expert before deciding on your preferred roof material. Architectural factors like your house’s square footage, shape, and roof slope will affect which type of material best fits your home. For instance, BURs and metal roofs are ideal for roofs with little to no slope, while wood shingles or clay tiles are generally used for steeper slopes.

Reliability of roofing contractors

While roof emergencies shouldn’t have to wait, you also shouldn't settle for the first contractor in your phone book. You cannot take chances when it comes to roofing contractors: you wouldn’t want to be ripped off, especially now that every cent counts.

Look for local roofing contractors like D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., Inc., who take pride in successful projects and years of experience under their belt. They can reach your location in record time, and they can also give better roofing insights because they know the area-specific threats to your roof. To further guarantee exceptional results, ask D&D Roofing or any prospective companies about their previous roofing projects.


D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., Inc. knows how important good roofing is for your peace of mind and safety. For over 40 years, our roof experts have built safe havens for families in Reno and Reno. Let us do the same for you. For any roof-related concerns, send us a message or drop us a line at (775) 521-7440 today.