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How to Find a Good Roofer

Need a new roof? Ask Questions First

Fall is in full swing now as the days grow shorter and the rain and wind begin picking up steam. Maybe the weather has already affected your roof as you begin to notice leaks or discoloring on ceilings or walls. Once the damage has been identified, it may be time to call a roofer.

When it comes to your house – the largest investment most of us will ever have – make sure to take your time. To avoid making a roofing problem even larger because of shoddy workmanship, spend more time on your search for the right roofer.Vancouver WA Roofer

For starters, look for a local roofing company. They’ll know the type of shingles that are right for the area, are easily accessible, and can be contacted if any issues occur after the job is done. National companies may be well known, but may not send their employees, instead contracting out the work.

As is the case with any type of home repair, it’s important to make sure your roofer is licensed, bonded and insured. This ensures your roofing company has taken the time to learn the trade and made the effort to make sure their customers are protected. Essentially, if a job is not completed, nor done incorrectly, a customer can contact the business’ insurance company for reimbursement.

One of the best ways to make sure a roofer is right for you is to ask for references from other customers of the roofer. If your neighbors can vouch for a company, chances are you’ll be in good hands. This isn’t a full-proof way to choose a roofer, but a company with many references is a better bet than a roofer that has none.

Makes sure to get some kind of written estimate from any company you choose. Nobody likes hidden or surprise costs at the end of the job – or worse, during the middle of the work. Yes, unforeseen problems can pop up. Ask if your company has included a contingency plan in their estimate for such an occasion.

Finally, does your roofer offer a warranty or guarantee for their work? This can include the workmanship and the materials. Make sure to read the warranty and ask questions – there may be instances where the warranty could be voided if proper roofing maintenance isn’t performed on the new roof.

After all, your home is the largest investment you’re likely to make. Why not take the steps to protect it? Current Remodeling, Inc., is fully licensed, bonded, and insured in both Washington and Oregon. Our roofing experts have the knowledge and experience and are ready to assist you with any roofing needs. Contact us today at (360) 869-9910 for a FREE roof estimate on any of your roofing needs.

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Inspecting Your Roof

It’s summer! Now take a look at your roof

When do you think about your roof? Falling leaves fill the gutters during the fall while wind, rain and even snow can give your roof a real beating during the winter.

But, don’t forget about the summer. With the sun in the sky and nice dry conditions, summer is the perfect season to do a little roof inspection.

One of the easiest inspections you can make to your roof is the gutter system. Never got around to cleaning out the last few leaves from fall? Any debris that’s allowed to gather in the gutters could cause problems. Dry leaves and twigs will begin to decompose, attracting pests such as hornets or yellowjackets. And if you have pests in your gutters, you’ll soon have them in your roof.

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With the sun in the sky and nice dry conditions, summer is the perfect season to do a little roof inspection.

Another thing to look at while scouting your roof is the ventilation system. Vents allow heat to escape the attic and helps keep your home cooler, so you want to make sure nothing is interrupting that flow. Look for any damage to the roof vents or any nests that might have been made during the spring.

One of the easiest, yet most important, inspections you can perform is to look for moss. Moss and algae spread quickly during the summer, so the sooner you can rid your roof of moss the better.

If you can, one of the easiest methods of getting rid of moss is to use a broom to brush off any moss you see. Don’t forget to clean your gutters afterward! While you’re up there, take a look around. Are there any missing or damaged shingles? Now is the time to take care of these problem shingles, before the fall weather and rain make these repairs more difficult.

But, if climbing around your roof is not something you feel you can do, feel free to Call or contact Current Remodeling, Inc. for a FREE Roof Estimate at (360)-869-9910. Our Repair Manager has over 25 years of experience and is ready to assist you with any roof maintenance needs.