Time For A New Roof? 4 Steps To Take To Find The Right Contractor

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Is your roof more than a decade old? Are there issues with your roof that might cause a problem this winter? Do you spend more time on repairs than you'd like? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a new roof. Roof problems should never be postponed, especially issues relating to damage or age. If it's time to replace your roof, here are four things to consider when you hire your roofing contractor.

1. Roof Design

When you choose a roofing contractor, you need to consider the design of your roof — specifically the slope or the material you plan on using. If your roof has a steep slope, you want a contractor that has experience working under those conditions. Steep slopes are difficult to work with and require a crew that has the know-how and the gear to tackle them. Also consider the type of material you want the roof to be made of, such as shingle roofing or slate. 

2. Estimates

Your roofing project begins with an estimate. A good roofing contractor will provide you with a written estimate for the entire project. Once the project is underway, use the estimate as a blueprint for the project. Your estimate should include the following items:

  • Cost of materials

  • Cost of labor

  • Removal fees

  • Equipment rental fees

  • Estimated time of completion

3. Locale

Roofing problems can't always wait for travel arrangements. When you choose a contractor to put a new roof on your home, go with one who's located close to your location. Distance can pose a problem with scheduling, especially if there will be an extended commuter time. Your project will be completely quicker as well since your contractor will have longer availability each day.

4. References

Installing a new roof on your home is a major investment. Before you hire a contractor for the job, check for references. When you interview potential roofing companies, ask for a list of prior clients that are willing to talk about their experience. References provide a verifiable history regarding work ethic, timeliness, and professionalism. When you contact the references, ask if they would hire the contractor again. Follow up with a question about the "why" of their answer. You'll gain a lot of insight once you know why a client would — or wouldn't — hire the contractor a second time.

Don't take chances with the construction of your new roof. If you're looking for a roofing contractor, use the tips provided here to find the one who'll fit your needs.

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26 October 2018

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