4 Things to Consider When Hiring a Roofer


Vinyl siding repairIf your roof needs repairs, you might be tempted to do them yourself. Especially if it looks like it’ll be a small amount of work. But it is probably a good idea to get an expert in, especially if you want to check roofs for solar. A roofing service will be able to tell you exactly what needs to be repaired on the roof, both inside and outside your home. With their knowledge of the classification of roofs, they’ll also be able to tell you whether or not the roof you want is the best energy-efficient roof for your home’s location and your situation. The shape, location, and material on your roof can make a major difference. Cedar roof tiles are a good option, but do they work for your home? If you don’t have a roofing service come in, you’ll have to trust your own judgment. This might work or it might result in major problems in the upcoming years. Your roof is a major investment and is one of the most important parts of your house. So make sure that you take care of it well.

A lot of homeowners prefer the DIY route for a lot of little projects around the house and although many are very accomplished, roof repair is one of those projects you will need to hire a professional company for. But where does one go about finding a local professional in the appropriate price range? Any construction guy with a pickup truck and equipment can go about doing it (again, not saying you should). There are currently 50,000 establishments engaged in the installation, roofing, siding, and sheet metal work. While thinking of roof repair, there are layers and therefore unforeseen circumstances that affect cost, service, and most importantly time. You want a convertible on your car, not on your house. So before you even get an estimate or hire a crew or even walk on your roof for the first time, here are four things to consider when hiring a commercial roofing company.


1. Are They an Established Local Roofing Company?
This one might seem like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised to learn that when demand is greater than supply, roofing companies will travel from area to area taking a contract, working an assignment, and moving on. So when hiring a company, are they an established company that’s been around for at least 10 years, enough that they can guarantee a 25-year warranty.


2.Gutter Installation/ Sliding Repair
A drip edge is an extended piece of aluminum that helps protect against water damage for the longevity of its hopeful lifetime. Inexperienced roofers will skip over this part entirely turning a 20-25 year roof into a 10-15. With today’s dimensional shingle style, anything less than 20 years would be considered subpar. 25 really.

3.Dispose of Debris/ Ladder Stabilizer
A ladder stabilizer protects your gutters from frequent ladder travel and keeps all the weight from the ladder (whatever the roofer happens to weigh) and it keeps it off your gutter. It may seem silly but these should be provided by the roofers.


4. Will You Be Provided A Written Estimate
Roofing companies should provide a written estimate that covers roof removal, landscape protection, the roof itself and any additional expenditures should they incur, and what they will cost. The company must be willing to provide a signed written statement.

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