If you’ve recently found your roof suffering from broken or missing shingles or you’ve noticed leaks in the ceiling, it’s probably time to call in a professional roofer. Choosing the right expert can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure where to start. To make things simpler, we’ve gathered a few things to keep in mind while hiring a roofing contractor.
Check Out Reviews
Ideally, you want a roofing contractor that is proven to offer top-quality service and impeccable knowledge. Reviews can often be found online that will give you an indication of the level of service you can expect from that particular contractor.
However, it is important to note that reviews are not the sole indicator of whether a contractor is right for you, even if they’ve garnered mostly positive attention. Here are a few more specific things you should consider.
A good roofing contractor won’t skimp on materials. Instead, they should be able to offer you the highest-quality materials for your job and budget. After all, the material using in roofing is the primary indicator of how long your roof will last.
You will most likely be considering whether a new or repaired roof will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance, but don’t forget to ask the contractor about their insurance coverage. Specifically, you should ask what the company’s liability insurance covers. The inherently dangerous nature of roofing work could lead to injuries of homeowners or neighbors and damage to property. Liability insurance will cover these mishaps without undue interruption of work or excess cost to the homeowner or company.
A new roof should ideally last quite a while, and you’ll want to ask about how long that will be. A warranty from the roofing contractor will ensure just how long you can expect your roof to hold up. When asking about the warranty, you should find out not just how long the warranty remains in effect but also what the terms and conditions are. This will protect you from paying more out of pocket if something out of your control goes wrong.
Get an Estimate
Since getting a new roof is no small job, you’ll want to discuss your needs with the contractor beforehand and get an accurate estimate for the job. Of course, no pricing will be set in stone, but knowing how much to expect for materials and labor will give you a good idea of whether a specific roofing contractor is right for you.
Getting a new roof is one of the biggest upgrades that a home can go through. Making sure you have the right roofer is important, especially if you want the roof to last as long as possible and stay in good shape. Ready to get your estimate? Contact the experts at US Siding and Roofing for high-quality roofing work and the best materials. We offer CertainTeed® Landmark and Landmark Pro Shingles, GAF® TPO Roofing, and DrexelMetals metal roof.