Tips for Selecting a Roofing Repair Service
The following are some tips for selecting a roofing repair service.
Tip #1: Don’t Put Off Roof Repairs or Replacement
Leaks, mold, and visible shingle damage are important signs that your roof needs repairing or replacing. Delaying a roof repair or replacement too long can cause additional damage to your home and, depending on the current condition of your roof, could even be dangerous. If your roof is in bad shape, repairing your roof may be a quicker and cheaper option, but roof replacement will ensure the stability of the structure since replacements typically include fixing of the underlying structure.
Tip #2: Select a Good Contractor
Roofing contractors should be licensed and should have good insurance. The Secretary of State can confirm the contractor’s registration, and the contractor’s listed insurance company can confirm that coverage is accurate and current. Insurance coverage should include liability and worker’s compensation. You don’t want to be responsible for injuries or damages that are the fault of the roofing repair service and its employees. All construction jobs should include a written contract, which you should read carefully before signing. Deposits are standard procedure, but be cautious when any contractor requests the entire construction bill upfront. When in doubt about a specific roofing contractor, check their reputation. This website is a great resource for customer reviews.
Tip #3: Make Sure the Work is Guaranteed
New roofs and parts of roofs will come with a warranty. A warranty that covers only materials will not cover the cost of labor, so try to select a warranty that includes both. While it is a good sign when a roofing repair service backs up their work with a guarantee, remember that a company guarantee is only valid so long as the company is in business.