Getting a new roof is a great way to enhance or improve the look of your home. There are several different patterns, colors and materials that you can choose from. You can either choose something that will draw attention to your roof or something more neutral. Whatever the case may be, this is a great way to improve the aesthetic appearance of your home. However, not only does the roof help to improve the way your home looks, but it also provides a level of safety and feeling of security.
Always make sure they are licensed and insured.For a list of licensed roofing contractors, you can contact your state’s Construction Industry Licensing Board.They should also have insurance to compensate you for property damage, or personal injury, and to prevent you from being held liable if a worker is injured on your property.
This may come as a surprise but you are probably not the only one who has a house. Anyone who owns a home will need their roof repaired and patched up every 20 years. Why not ask them who they went with and if they were satisfied? Did they feel like they completed the job in a timely fashion or did they take forever? Was the el paso roofing contractor that they picked pleasant to work with? How was their customer service department and did they answer all questions and complaints in an acceptable way? Even though the job was done right, was the price fair?
Bonding: Have they been bonded in the past? Have they successfully completed all jobs that have been bonded? Who is their bonding agency and what is their phone number?
Right away, I saw some things that bothered me. They left nails in the yard and a pile of shingles for me to remove. I felt like full cleanup would include nails but I let it slide. I’m sure they assumed the shingles were mine so I would want the extras. I didn’t need them, and how was I to dispose of them? But the roof itself just didn’t look exceptional; it bowed in some areas and had some uneven spots. Basically, it looked like a poorly done job.
When we first move into a home, either new or second-hand, we have no choice as the roof would already have been put in place. When we have to repair or replace the roof, then it is wise to hire a roofing contractor. A leak may look minor, but it may be the precursor to some bigger problem and it has to be attended to professionally. Moreover, where the leak shows up may not be the place it originates, and only a professional will have the necessary expertise to detect the leak and decide on the best course of repair. A ‘do it yourself job’ may be a cheap option, but due to lack of expertise, it is bound to be shoddy and sooner or later you will have to spend even more money to get the problem fixed.
Another thing that you want to look out for is if the roofing contractor seems to be pushing you into a lot of extras. You can always get more than one estimate, and most companies provide free estimates anyway. This will help you gage how serious it is to get a roof replacement. If you have a contractor tell you that they could repair a little flashing and a vent and you’d get some extra life out of the roof, it might save you some bucks. But don’t sacrifice the roof over your head to save some money!