Have spring storms done a number on your roof? Do you need a new roof as soon as possible but you're not entirely sure who you should hire to do the work? In any given area, there are generally several contractors and/or companies that can tackle putting a new roof on a house. Given the sheer number of possibilities, it's easy to get overwhelmed when you start trying to figure out who you should be hiring. Fortunately, there are a variety of questions you can ask to make the process easier on yourself. Some of the most important of these questions include:
What sort of guarantee/warranty do you offer? When looking for someone to do your residential roof installation, it's important to make sure that they offer an extended guarantee or warranty on their work. Some companies or contractors may only offer a 60 or 90 guarantee but that'll barely get you through one season. If it barely rains during that time, you're not going to know whether or not your roof is sound or not. Always look for a company or contractor who will offer at least a 6-month warranty but, for best results, try to hold out for a 12-month warranty.
When can you get started? The more popular a company or contractor is, the busier that their schedules will be. They may have time for minor jobs, like replacing a torn or damaged shingle, but it may be a few days or even weeks before they are able to get to work on your full residential roof installation. If your roof is leaking in the meantime, you can ask them to cover the affected area with a tarp. This will temporarily protect your roof from precipitation and prevent the water damage from becoming even more serious than it already is.
Does the estimate cover everything? When grocery shopping, you've probably noticed that it can be hard to compare two similar grocery items to one another. One is your favorite flavor while the other gives you more food for the same price. Similar strategies are at play when you look at estimates for residential roof installation. No two companies or contractors will write out their bill in the exact same way and some may leave "incidentals" like extra nails or the cost of additional labor off of the estimate. In order to be sure that you've chosen the best residential roof installation service for your needs, you're first going to have to make sure that the estimates are as alike as possible to one another.