When to Replace a Roof?

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Replacing the roof on your home is a big decision. Obviously, you will want to hire the best roofing contractor to do the work. However, how do you know which roofing contractor to choose? Most homeowners will only have to replace the roof on their home once-in-a-lifetime. Since it is such a big investment, you will want to make certain that you choose the perfect Carrollton roofing company. The following information will provide you with a guideline on things to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Business History

It is without saying that you probably would not hire a renovation company that was only two weeks old. Likewise, would you want major surgery performed from a medical student who has just graduated? Therefore, why would you select a roofing contractor who does not have a history of performing high-quality work?

Unfortunately, there are occasions when a homeowner will choose a low price before choosing quality workmanship. That is when the “you get what you pay for” principle kicks in. Any roofing company that offers you an unbelievable price but cannot back up their work by giving you a list of happy clients, is probably a roofing company that uses substandard materials and installation techniques.

Roofing companies that are here today and gone tomorrow are very difficult to get a hold of for after sales service or when trying to collect a judgment. Fly-by-night roofing contractors have a reputation for coming into an area and then suddenly disappearing without paying any claims or damages. A few months later they reopen using a brand new name.

You will never go wrong when choosing a Carrollton roofing company that has years and years of reputable service in your local area. A reputable roofing company will also be able to provide you with a list of happy customers so that you can talk to each one. Local roofing companies support other local businesses and employees and therefore when you utilize their services, you will also be contributing to the financial well-being of your community.

Insurance & Licensing

Working on a roof is a dangerous occupation and this is one of the main reasons why homeowners should avoid doing it by themselves. Roofing companies and their installers have the proper safety equipment, materials, and tools. They also are knowledgeable and experienced. A reputable roofing company will have all the proper licenses and permits along with up-to-date insurance for their installers and for the protection of you and your home. It is important to ask the roofing contractor for proof of both their insurance policies and local or state licensing permits.

Other important factors to consider before choosing a roofing contractor are to look at previous work, to compare apples to apples by obtaining a few quotes, to make sure that all agreements and contracts are in writing, to ask about who will be doing the installation, to find out what happens if there is a problem during or after the installation, and to make sure that the estimate includes removal of the old roofing materials.