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The state that a roofing contractor operates in establishes its own licensing and insurance requirements for each type of building contractor. A roofing contractor should have general business liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance to cover workers who get hurt on the job. Installing a roofing system is very dangerous work, and it’s easy for one or more workers to fall down from a ladder or while they are walking on the slopes of the home. A worker can sustain paralysis, traumatic brain injury, broken limbs, or even death while performing their duties. If you hire unlicensed or uninsured roofing repair contractors and someone gets hurt while working on your home, you could face a costly lawsuit against your own property insurance. According to HomeAdvisor.com, one of the best ways to prevent becoming a victim of a roofing scam is to speak to multiple contractors.
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Roofing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Roofing & Roof Repair
What are the Major Components of a Roofing System?
Whether your home has steep, sloping roofs or a typical asphalt design like we see all over the country on the three-bedroom, two-bath home, the most common material is the asphalt shingle. However, there are other components of a roofing system.
The Inner Layer
First, there is an underlying layer of wood, typically long sheets of plywood, that are nailed down to the rafters. This layer of lumber must be able to support the weight of all roofing materials.
The Protective Sheeting
Second, roof-repair contractors will apply a protective layer to the wood that will lock out all moisture. This layer called the underlayment exists between the shingles and the wood.
The Outer Layer
Third, the roofing system will have shingles, usually made of asphalt, that is attached to a starter strip surface. This layer is designed to safeguard the shingles from prematurely blowing off and from allowing water into the wood located directly below.
Your home’s roofing system has components that hold the shingles in place along its borders and seams, also known as sheathing, as well as flashing. These panels are designed to encourage rainwater to run off the surface. Gravity naturally causes water to flow towards the ground. The roofing system must also have a way to breathe so that there is not too much buildup of heat or moisture over its lifetime of exposure to natural elements.
Common Signs of Roofing Damage
Smart homeowners won’t get stuck with sudden repairs because they monitor the integrity of their home’s roofing system over time. According to GAF some common signs that your roofing system is damaged are outlined below:
1. There is visible water damage in the attic
2. There is paint peeling off on the home’s outer walls
3. There is mildew or mold visibly growing on the ceilings
4. The sheathing or siding is noticeably wearing down
5. Some areas of the roofing system appear darker
Other visible signs are as follows:
- Shingles are missing when you stand up on a ladder and survey the roofing system.
- Water has leaked on the floor from an obvious hole in the ceiling.
There can be other problems that seem like a roofing problem such as leaky pipes or faulty air conditioning duct-work, which are causing moisture to build up and damage the interior, but, once you investigate the source of the moisture, you soon realize that the cause isn’t roofing damage.
When was the last time that you held a Super Bowl party at your home? Did people come over and notice that something was damaged, and you felt like you should have seen it first? Maybe it rained during the party, and there was too much water leaking from the gutters, getting the guests wet. Having guests over can be a blast, but you can keep them safer by performing regular maintenance on your home. When you think about it, your home could be the largest asset that you own. Because the roofing system keeps all of your home’s walls, floors, and contents safe from the weather elements, it’s also the most crucial part of the structure. If something happens to this top layer, then water and pests can enter the home and start to cause damage.
While you may need a partial repair, visible signs of damage could make it more sensible to pursue a complete re-roofing, which is installing a new layer over the existing shingles, or to purchase an entire product, after having the old materials and worn-out lumber removed. This major purchase could cost you somewhere between $8,000 and $20,000, according to one estimate published on Money.com. If there was a storm or natural disaster that contributed to the damage, it’s reasonable to expect that your property insurance will cover some or all of the cost of hiring roofing contractors.
If you are serious about spending thousands of dollars on fixing or replacing your roofing system, then do some research and explore the different kinds of roofs and other options. You don’t have to pick the first contractor you meet. It’s fine to get estimates from different firms, but don’t rush into signing a contract for services either. If you take your time and pick the right contractor, you will have a better feeling like you picked a good company for work that will protect your biggest investment over the next 10 to 20 years.
What Roofers Won’t Tell You
It might seem like a stretch, but not all roofing companies will try to inform you about roofing maintenance or worry about impressing you with their level of craftsmanship. One way to look at this is how some roofers view you, the property owner, as someone who must find an affordable contractor who is available to do this risky kind of work. Especially if your own home’s exterior covering is badly damaged, you don’t want to delay the process. They understand that you only need this service once every decade or two and aren’t worried about having you become a repeat customer. What’s more, most homeowners are looking for the total price they can afford and the type of shingle or material that matches their design goals for their house. That being said, you can find different contractors with similar price points and compare their references, including what people say about their company down at the home improvement store and what neighbors who used them have shared. It’s easy to Google a contractor’s company name and see what types of reviews have been posted recently online. Whether you’re working with a local, regional, or national company, be sure to select a contractor who is also a certified installer for the brand of shingles or materials that you want.
Poor workmanship can lead to Roofing System Damage
All components of a roofing system must be properly installed and sealed to protect against normal weather conditions such as wind, rain, hail, and snow. Over time, repeated exposure to these agents may cause the roofing system’s components to break down. However, poor workmanship means they can begin to break down sooner than they should. That’s why it’s critical to bring in the right roofing repair contractors when you do any extensive repairs or replacements.
Choosing a Roofing Repair Company
Before you hire anyone to do any roof repairs on your home or commercial building, you need to research the contractor’s qualifications and reputation for hiring roofing teams that do quality work. The contractor may not be the person who actually comes out to supervise the crew who will perform the backbreaking work, and the crew members may be temporary laborers with limited roofing experience. They may not get paid much by the hour or have health insurance or worker’s compensation benefits that protect them while they work on your home or building. Here are things to look for:
Types of licenses
- 1City or town operating license.
- 2County operating license.
- 3State operating license or certification as a roofing contractor.
Full Business Insurance
The state that a roofing contractor operates in establishes its own licensing and insurance requirements for each type of building contractor. A roofing contractor should have general business liability....
Reputation in the Local Community
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Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor
- How long have you been building roofs and doing roof replacements in this community?
- How much is it to purchase different coverings, not just asphalt or tile?
- How long will it take for you to begin work on my roofing job?
- How long you will you need to complete the roofing job?
- Do you carry worker’s compensation insurance for all workers?
- Will you have any subcontractors not covered under your worker’s compensation insurance coming out to my property to perform any work?
- What is your state roofing contractor license number?
- What is your commercial insurance information?
As a homeowner, you must protect your interests! In many ways, the roof will be the most important way to safeguard against future damage to your property and belongings. Any licensed roofing contractor will not hesitate to answer these questions because he or she routinely employ roofing crews, covers them under the appropriate types of business insurance, and has them perform roofing jobs on a regular schedule. If you notice that these questions cannot be answered to your satisfaction, then it’s time to pick another roof repair company. Finally, every roofing contractor’s professional reputation is easy to verify if he or she is worth hiring!
Get Started With Your Repair Today
Remember, you don’t have to go online and choose just any company to come out and write an estimate for your damaged home. Start with the names of companies who have helped your neighbors and co-workers to replace their roofing system over the last decade. When you get the name of a company, set up an appointment and have the contractor or salesperson visit the next business day. With this phone call (or by completing an online web form), you’ll only agree to receive a free estimate. Then, you will have time to research the company’s reputation and shop online for the different types of materials available in your area. If you want a special type of roofing material, such as solar tiles, the roof repair contractors may have to order those materials. Their ordering process could delay the date that the work will begin on your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do Roof Repairs or Replacement Cost?
In order to do the math, you might need to know how much the repairs would cost. That means to get a quote. Once you get a quote, you can be talking to the roofing company about the possibility of roof replacement, too. If you end up needing to get your roof replaced, you will be able to discuss that number with them as well.
You can certainly do a little looking around before you make the decision to call the roofing company. You need to take the time to pick a good company anyway. Once you have done that, you can then figure out what your next move is going to be.
How do I know if my roof needs “repair” or “replacement” ?
This is a very important question and the answer depends on many things.
Most likely, it can be repaired for less than the cost of a new roof, but that doesn’t mean the repair scenario is the right choice. Often times it can be, but you really need to look closely at the situation to determine the best possible solution.
Taking a look at the national averages in terms of costs for repairing a roof can help you see what to expect more clearly. Roof repairs aren’t cheap, but the cost of a new roof isn’t cheap either. One of the things you need to determine before you do anything is how much longer you expect your current roof to last.
If you’re going to pay a considerable amount of money to repair your roof, only to replace it in the next couple of years, then maybe it’s time to replace it now. That’s one of the possibilities that you have, but it might or might not be the best solution. You’re going to have to do the math for your particular situation.
Seeking professional opinion from a reliable roofer is the best strategy.
Are your technicians certified and licensed ?
Yes we only send out certified and licensed technicians out to do client work. We recommend asking technicians to provide license before commencing any project in person to you.
Do you work with insurance?
Yes we maximize your insurance benefits for any job we initiate
Are there any hidden fees?
No hidden fees, everything is transparent from the onset
I received many estimates to replace my roof system and the prices vary greatly? How do I choose my contractor?
If some estimates appear much lower than the others and sound too good to be true, it probably is. Some contractors bid much lower in order to get the contract but are mostly uninsured & perform low quality work. If an estimate is confusing, ask the contractor to break down the estimate into items/terms you can understand.