Your home is one of your biggest investments and you always want to make sure that every inch is properly maintained and taken care of, otherwise, it loses its value. Your roof, being the first line of defense that protects you and your family from outside elements and the rest of your house from damage requires special attention.
Maintaining a house involves hiring people to do jobs for you. When it comes to your roof, whether you need a roof replacement or some repair done, picking a roofing contractor to do the job for you is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to matters concerning your home.
It is always best to hire a local roofing contractor for a lot of reasons. One of which is having easier reference about them, since they have most likely done jobs in the neighborhood or on homes of people you know. It will require very little effort on your part to know more about them and about their work.
Aside from word of mouth from previous customers in the neighborhood, it’s also a good idea to check their website to learn more about the company- how long have they been in the business, their credentials, the services that they offer, the warranty and insurance that they provide, and all available information that you want to know about to help you decide whether you should hire them or just keep looking for other companies.
Once you have gathered all the information available through these sources it’s time to give them a call and ask questions concerning the job specifics. We have prepared a short list of some of the most important things that you may want to ask your contractor about as a guide:
Be sure to ask your contractor how soon they can start the job and how soon they can finish it to make sure that your roofing project does not get in the way of your other plans.
Although they will provide you with an estimate before you sign a contract, you may want to ask your contractor about the possible additional cost for anything that could come up during the process.
Different materials are required on different homes. An experienced contractor should be able to discuss with you what material is right for you and how it is the best option for your home.
Because your roof is a big investment, you need to know how long it should last and the contractor should articulately discuss with you the types of warranty that they offer both on the workmanship and the materials. And just in case you will have to file for a claim later, it is always good to ask about the rules and how to go about it.
It is important that you ask about insurance to make sure that in case an accident happens during the project, you will not be responsible for any medical bills that come with it.
REFUSE MATERIAL DISPOSAL
Ask your contractor who takes care of the disposal and how they do clean up after they are done with the job.
CARE FOR THE REST OF YOUR PROPERTY
Although the work is on your roof, you want to make sure that your roofing contractor has their ways of protecting the rest of your property while they are having the job done.
Taking care of your roof does not end with installation of new shingles. It is important to know how to properly maintain your roof for it to last its lifespan. Ask your contractor if they can also do roof maintenance and be sure to keep their contact details so you can get in touch with them about anything concerning your roof.
You should never hesitate to ask questions about all the things that you need to know before you start with a roofing project. We have covered some of the most important things that you need to know about from your contractor and there are a lot more you may want to ask about.
If you are in need of a Winnipeg roofing contractor, All Weather Exteriors is a team of the most experienced roofers in the area. Our professionals will be more than happy to answer all the questions that you may have about a roofing project that you’re planning on.
Our company also offers other services not only for your roof but for your entire home exteriors. We are leading in Winnipeg roofing and we can’t wait to know how we can help you maintain the value of your home.
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