A roof protects your house and your belongings from rain, snow, ice, heat, cold and wind. Roofs do not last for the entire lifetime of the house, so if you stay in the same property for a while you will probably need the help of a quality roofing nj company.
It may be tempting to try to personally repair or replace this essential part of your home, especially if you are well-versed with do-it-yourself projects around the house. Do not do this unless you are a trained and experienced roofer. It is not even really safe for you to personally inspect the top of your house, because of the significant risk of falls if you take one misstep or do not wear appropriate shoes. Any reputable roofing nj contractor will inspect your roof and give you a written estimate without charge.
Just because you have a leaky roof does not mean it has to be immediately replaced. A quality contractor will try to repair it, but will be honest with you about just how long the work will last. Severe wear and leaks usually require a full replacement. The good news is most replacements should last another 20 to 30 years, perhaps even longer depending upon the materials used and the quality of workmanship.
Getting a metal roof in New Jersey is probably more trouble than it is worth, so try to stick to standard shingles if at all possible. Metal roofs rust easily especially from rain, snow and ice. These tend to require regular paint jobs, which is not the case with a traditional version.
Before signing a contract, understand how long the company guarantees its work and how long the manufacturer guarantees its shingles. Do not necessarily take the first or cheapest offer you get and always ask about financing options.