Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing
How do you find a roofing contractor?
You can always start researching local roofing companies in your area. But another great resource is talking to your friends, family, and neighbors to see if any of them can give you a reference. Additionally, driving around your neighborhood and seeing companies currently working on projects in your neighborhood is a great way to see the quality of their work.
What should I expect from a roofing contractor?
Integrity and honesty are both very important. A lot of different scenarios can pop up during the course of a roofing project. It’s important to make sure you hire a roofing contractor that has a great track record and can stand behind their work and product. A company that has been around a long time shows that they are a partner in the community and you know they are here for the long haul. For that reason, they are going to be willing to do almost anything to maintain their great reputation.
How do roofing contractors estimate the cost of a project?
There are several tools that contractors will use to calculate the square footage of the roof and related products installed on the roof. Using those measurements, they can then calculate an estimate based on labor and material costs at that given time.
How do I know if I require a re roofing or repair?
You usually won’t be able to make that assessment yourself. It is recommended that you have a professional come out to your home or business to look at the roof. Usually when they see the roof in person and can check a number of indicators, they’ll be able to discuss your options and whether you’ll need a roof replacement or a roof repair.
When should an asphalt shingle roof be replaced?
Most shingles have a life expectancy that can be used as a general guideline. But an inspection will be one of the best ways to determine how much life is left in your current roof.
How to extend the life of the shingles on my roof?
There are a couple of things that you can do to extend the life of the shingles on your roof. Make sure that you have proper ventilation in place. You can also try to minimize overhanging trees or branches that may block the sun from reaching the roof surface.
What questions should you ask a roofer before hiring them?
There are multiple important questions you should ask any roofing company before hiring them. Some of the most important questions include:
- What is your experience level?
- How long have you been in the roofing business?
- What credentials do you have?
- Do you have insurance?
- Are you a part of the BBB (Better Business Bureau)?
- What is your schedule for the current season?
- What products do you use when doing installations?
- Do you offer free estimates? (Community Roofing & Restoration offers free estimates!)
What should I know before I install a metal roof on my home?
There are multiple things to consider before installing a metal roof on your home. First, you need to make sure that metal roofs can be installed in your neighborhood. If you know that your neighborhood allows metal roofs, you’ll need to have a roofing company come to your home and make sure that a metal roof is possible on your current home since metal roofs don’t work on all slope types. Weigh the pros and cons of metal roofs and how they compare to a traditional asphalt roof in terms of price, quality, and how long it will last.
Are metal roofs worth the money?
In many ways, metal roofs can be worth the money. It ultimately comes down to using the right product and supplies as well as the quality of work when it comes time to installation. Metal roof installation from an experienced roofing company will make a significant impact on the value you get out o fit. Reach out to our roofing experts if you have any questions.
Reasons to go with a local roofing company?
The biggest reason you should consider a local roofing company is because of their commitment to the community. Local contractors invest time and money into their community to build relationships that will last for many years. By choosing a local roofing contractor, you are shopping local and supporting the small businesses within your community.
Do roofing companies offer financing?
We proudly offer financing options through Greensky Financing. Through Greensky Financing, you can choose from multiple options for the length of your loan and annual percentage rates. Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions about financing your roofing project.
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