Investing in a new roof for your home is a major decision, and it’s essential to find the best roofer anytime you require work on yours. Whether your roof has suffered significant damage from a recent storm or if it’s simply time for a replacement, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you hire the most qualified roofer to get the job done right.
Before hiring a roofer, it’s important to consider the services you require as well as the services that your local roofers provide. Some of the most common roofing services for residential clients include:
- Roofing repairs
- Ongoing/scheduled roofing maintenance
- Inspections to detect potential damage and/or leaks
- Ventilation work
- Roof replacement
Some of the most common roofing services for residential clients include: Roofing repairs Ongoing/scheduled roofing maintenance Inspections to detect potential damage and/or leaks Weatherproofing Ventilation work Roof replacement Debris removal Cleaning and sealing Shoveling during winter months and after severe storms
Seeking a qualified roofer is imperative, especially for work that’s high-quality and guaranteed with a warranty. After a storm, it is highly likely that independent and even out-of-town roofers will descend upon the area seeking clients. As out-of-town roofers go door-to-door, you run the risk of losing money on a poor investment or one that’s not guaranteed or insured.
Whenever you’re searching for the best roofer, verify that they are licensed, insured, bonded and that all of their roofing work is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
Seek out a roofer that is knowledgeable about the entire roofing system. At Quality Craftsmen, we have completed the Total Protection Roofing System training from Owens Corning, so that we can help our clients choose the products and solutions that are right for their home. We are also Surenail trained, which helps to ensure that your roofing materials are installed correctly according to manufacturer specifications.
If you’re working toward going green or living in an eco-friendly manner, consider hiring only roofers that have taken the Shingle Recycling Pledge. This pledge is a commitment from roofers and roofing companies alike to recycle, donate and re-use shingles rather than throwing them away. By recycling shingles, the roofing industry can significantly reduce the amount of waste they are producing and adding to landfills each year. Inquire about the Shingle Recycling Pledge with any roofer or roofing company you’re interested in hiring.
Conduct research anytime you’re in the market for a roofer or another home repair professional. In addition to checking manufacturer websites for certified or trained local contractors, you should also read contractor reviews online, and seek out a referral from a friend or neighbor to gain peace of mind while preparing for your home’s next roofing repair or replacement job.
Finding the best roofer for your roof does not require extensive roofing knowledge or expertise. By taking the time to do some research though, it can help you to avoid choosing a sub-par roofer that will cause more problems down the line.
Check back for our upcoming blog about comparing both asphalt shingles and metal roofing to find a solution that is just right for your home.
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