Talking About Roofing Services

Talking About Roofing Services

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

Brittany Howard

Have you recently discovered that you have a leaky roof? Are you concerned about the damage that the leak will cause before it can be fixed? Having a leaky roof can be a huge hassle and can be expensive to repair. As a result, trying to figure out who to hire to repair the leak can seem more stressful than it should be. But asking the right questions is the best way to narrow down your choices and to find someone who will work for your needs. Some things that you should consider asking include the following.

How soon can you start? When you have a leaky roof, time is obviously of the essence. But the more experienced and reputable a roofing contractor is, the more clients and customers they have and the longer it may take for them to be able to work on your roof. If you can't find anyone reputable who can get started in the next few days, you can ask to have a temporary tarp covering put over the leaky area. While this obviously won't last forever, a temporary cover like this will give you more time to have the roof repaired before serious damage occurs.

Is the flashing included in your estimate? Metal flashing is a barrier that is installed around chimneys, vents, or along peaks and valleys to provide an extra barrier against precipitation. Without suitable flashing in place, your roof can start to leak again in a relatively short time. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for a roofing contractor to not include flashing in their estimate. This may be either because they plan to reuse the flashing that exists, which can cause leaks, or they may be planning to charge you extra to have it replaced. Before you can accurately judge the estimate that you've been given, you need to know that as much as possible has been included.

What insurance do you have? In some cases, a roofing contractor will try to save money on their bottom line by having as little insurance as possible or possibly even no insurance at all. If one of their employees gets hurt while working on your roof, you and your homeowner's insurance could be required to pay for the injuries. If a window gets damaged by a ladder, you might again be required to dip into your own insurance policy. Always hire contractors that can provide proof of having full insurance to cover any incidents that may occur on your property.

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Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.