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.
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.