As a homeowner, what important facts should you know about your roof and roofing contractors? You might be surprised to learn that there are a few things roofers wish every homeowner knew. At Roof Experts and Construction, we believe in educating homeowners so they can make informed decisions when it comes to their roofs and choosing a roofing contractor to do business with. We’re always on your side and ready to fix your roof in Dallas, Fort Worth, and all the surrounding DFW areas. Give us a call when you need roofing services and we’ll schedule a visit to your home.
Here are four things roofers wish every homeowner knew.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MATTERS
You’ve probably heard that you should inspect your roof after heavy storms, check for signs of leaks and moisture entering your home, and sweep away any soggy piles of leaves on your roof or in your gutters. We can’t overemphasize the importance of this routine maintenance for your roof! If wet leaves and other debris pile up on your rooftop, it can lead to algae and mold growth, shingle damage, and water damage in the underlying structures.
Good maintenance habits can mean the difference between a roof repair and a complete roof replacement. Don’t let your roof deteriorate in this way. Call in our team to come inspect and fix the problems now before they turn into costlier ones down the road.
PERMITS CAN TAKE TIME
Roofing projects sometimes take more time than the roofer anticipated. 99% of the time, this is not because you have a lazy roofer on the job. Some projects require permits and approval. An honest roofer will put in the time to make sure everything is legit before he moves on with the work to avoid fines from the city’s code enforcement.
There’s not much a roofer can do to speed up the process, but an experienced roofing contractor could have connections within the city that can ensure the delays aren’t any longer than necessary.
PRICE AND VALUE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
Cost is, understandably, a concern when you’re taking bids on a major project. If times are tight, you might be tempted to go with the lowest offer you receive. This is almost always a mistake.
A reputable roofer will give you an honest estimate that includes the cost of materials (which will be high-quality) and labor (which will be experienced and skilled). These things cost money, and the roofer must make enough of a profit to stay in business. A rock-bottom bid usually indicates an inexperienced roofer, mediocre work and cutting corners, and materials that won’t last very long. You’re better off paying a little more upfront and getting a quality roof that adds value to your home.
LICENSING MEANS A LOT
Look for a roofing contractor who is licensed, certified, and a member of professional organizations. These credentials mean the roofer put in the time to learn, train, and meet the standards and criteria of the groups they belong to. Roof Experts is licensed through the Roofing Contractor’s Association of Texas (RCAT) and a member of the North Texas Roofing Contractor’s Association. We’re also a Certified Master Elite Roofer and a Certified Green Roofer for GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.
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