The roof over your new home

By Marcie Geffner -

Most buyers don’t ask many questions about the roof that will be over their heads when they move into their newly built home.

That’s probably not a problem because the roofs on today’s production or tract homes are fairly standard, says Tom Bollnow, senior director of technical services at the National Roofing Contractors Association, a trade organization in Chicago.

Still, buyers should know the basics and be aware of their options if they want to upgrade their roof or purchase a custom-built house.

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