Ten Quick Tips Before Hiring Roofers

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If shingles are falling off the roof every other day then it is time to seriously consider replacing the roof altogether. However, before your hire, a roofer here is ten quick tips for you. These will guide you in hiring the best roofing service available. 

Check Their License

In most states around the globe, roofers are required to acquire a license before they can start practicing. You should be aware of the code requirements of your area and in case something goes hire the ones which are registered and licensed. This will ensure that you hire people who are qualified enough and know exactly what to do. 

Choose A Company With Worker’s Insurance

There is an element of risk to roofing and if the company does not cover their workers with compensation insurance then you will be the one liable to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. It is in your own interest to hire an employer who offers insurance to its workers. This will protect you from unwanted lawsuits, expenses, and inconveniences. 

Get Your Old Roof Removed

Some roofers try to trick the customer by only installing new roof shingles onto the old roof. If these shingles fall the rotten and soft spots on the roof will remain behind and will cost you even more in the future. 

Ask for Drip Edge or Edge Metal on the Roof

Drip edge or edge metal protects the woodwork from water damage as it allows rainwater to runoff and flows into the gutters. You should hire roofers who use these materials in particular. This will protect your house from leakages.

Have Your Gutters Protected 

The roofer you hire should use stabilizers or standoffs to protect the gutters from the weight of the ladder. If the company does not use these equipment then do inquire as to how they will ensure that your gutters are protected. 

Ensure They Clean the Debris

After the job is done there is a lot of debris and wastage material such as shingles left all over the yard or garden. Do ask the company before employing them whether or not they clean up after they do their required job.

Are They Prepared for the Worst?

Before hiring, do check if they have tarpaulins and covers to keep the house dry and intact in the event of extreme weather such as a storm or hurricane.

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Pick Someone with An Actual Office

There are many roofers out there roaming around in mobile vans offering services but when something goes wrong you do not know who to call therefore it is always best to hire someone with a physical office, professional workforce, and who actually have some experience under their belt.

Ask for Warranty

The minimum warranty any roofer should offer is 25 years because the good quality shingles can last that long. Do not settle for anything less than that.

Get A Written Estimate Beforehand

Before you commit to any roofer or contractor for walls, or even shelves and sign the contract, ask for a written estimate. This will make sure that you are not left astonished and penniless when the final bill arrives.