If a roof was put on correctly when installed, it typically has a life span of 25-30 years. However, weather conditions or other factors can prematurely age some roofs, requiring repair work or a complete replacement. Whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced due to age or damage, it’s important to choose a good roofing contractor for the job.
Look for roofing contractors who have a proper license, are bonded, and give a warranty. The license proves that the company is legitimate and not run by someone who decided to try roofing this week. The insurance bond protects you, the client, from any liability in case one of the roofers has an accident on your property or in case the roofer accidentally damages your property. Failure to check if the contractor is fully bonded and insured is a good way to open yourself and your homeowner’s policy to a claim. Finally, the warranty protects you in case the work was not done correctly the first time.
Repair or replacement of a roof will cost money. A good roofing contractor will be upfront about how much the project will cost. It’s important to look at all aspects of the project, from how long it will take to how many workers will be on the job. For instance, if you need only a repair done, a contractor that has only one or two workers might be get the job done easily. However, if you are having the entire roof replaced, you’ll want a contractor with a good team that will take the least amount of time to get the job done right.
The best time to look for a new roofing company to perform work on your home is before an emergency occurs. This way, you’ll have a chance to weigh the pros and cons of each of the contractors before deciding. The lowest bid for the project may not necessarily be the best roofing contractor for the job.