Finding the Right Roofer

Roof replacements can pack a hefty punch with costs more than $10,000.  It is essential to find the right roofer for your repairs and replacement so it does not end up costing you more in the future.

Finding the Right Roofer

There are many sources for finding  a reliable and quality roofer.  A real estate agent is a great source.  They usually have a list of roofers that their clients have worked with in the past.  You can, also, reach out on social media.  Friends and colleagues are usually willing to refer companies that they have used in the past, especially if they did a great job.  Other good search locations would be the Better Business Bureau or The National Roofing Contractors Association.  You can look into the roofer’s license by looking them up on your state’s licensing board’s website.  Here, you will be able to see when the license was issued and, normally, it will list if the license was suspended for what reason.

What You Need to Know About Your Roof

When you call a roofing company, you should know the specifics of your roof and what work needs done.  Three key points to know are the roof material, the structure of the home (one story with a chimney, two story with 2 chimneys, etc.) and the current condition of the roof.  Visual inspections by you or a roof inspection with help you with knowing what needs to be done.  Make sure you know the type of roof you currently have. This can be anything from asphalt shingles and steel shingles to a metal roof.

When to Have the Work Done

There are several reasons for having your roof replaced or repaired.  This may be because of a roof inspection or a general home inspection.  If your roof has been damaged by the works of Mother Nature, this is another time to get work started so it does not cause any additional damage to your roof or home (water damage).  Age of the roof would be another reason to fix or repair.  Typically, roofs are good for 25 years.  If your roof is older than that, it may be time to get the work rolling. One consideration when planning the repair/replacement, make sure you plan enough time for the work to be completed.  You do not want a job to start, only to have the work interrupted by winter weather.

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