This Is How to Find a Roofer for Your Home
In this guide, we’ll go over how to find reputable roofing companies.
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Interview Roofing Companies
Ask your network if they have a residential roofer they could recommend. When you have a list, consider meeting with at least a few of the companies.
You’ll want to learn about the company and ask them questions. This way, you can make an informed decision.
Don’t choose the lowest price. Instead, compare what each company is offering. Ask about any extra costs or fees.
Is the Company Insured?
Before you pick a roofing contractor, make sure they have insurance and a license. Ask to see the contractor’s license number. If they have a license number, they can legally operate in your state.
Get a Proposal
Before you hire anyone, make sure you get a written proposal. The contractor will give you a bid or an estimate. The estimate is the contractor’s guess on how much your roofing job will cost.
A bid is a fixed dollar amount to complete the job. You will agree that the job will get done for a specific price.
Find out when the payment is due. Some roofers will want the full amount to get paid within 10 days or a month after completing it. Others will want a certain percentage upfront.
Are They Replacing the Roof?
If you want to replace your roof, ask your roofers how many layers are on your roof. A roofing contractor can see this by making a small cut. Find out if they will remove the existing old material.
Are there more than two layers? The roofer should strip the roof and look out for rot in the wood below the layers. Then, they’ll need to insulate the area.
Is There a Warranty?
Most roofing materials will get covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. Roofing materials get designed for specific applications like heavy snowfall and high winds.
Ask your roofer if there’s a warranty for the material you choose.
Why Is Your Roof Deteriorating?
You’ll want to find out how the roofer will deal with areas like poor flashing and inadequate venting.
If you don’t see any details about these in your proposal, ask the contractor.
What About Your Chimney?
Do you have a chimney? Will you also get it repaired alongside the installation of your new roof? Ask the roofing contractor if they will fix your chimney.
If they can’t do the work, see if they can recommend a mason to complete the work alongside the new roof.
Now You Know More About How to Find a Roofer
We hope this guide on how to hire a roofer was helpful. Now that you know how to find a roofer start searching today. Ask your network for recommendations.
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