Like every major installation in your home, your roof should only be handled by a qualified professional. And it’s only proper to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth when you call in a roofing company, being the shrewd homeowner you are. With that in mind, let’s discuss the five most common services offered by roofing contractors.
The primary service offered by roofing contractors, installation entails all the structural works needed to put the roof in place. The company is normally responsible for everything from sourcing materials to fitting and finishing.
It’s for this reason homeowners are advised to work with contractors who’ve handled as many different types of roofs as possible. An experienced roofer will know what type of roof is most appropriate for your house, whether you’re remodeling or completing a new build. They’ll also do what’s necessary to ensure installation is completed to your satisfaction.
Your roof is exposed to the ravages of Mother Nature every single day. Maintenance can go a long way towards ensuring it holds up. In particular, it’s important to clean up leaves, seeds and other debris before they clog up drainage pathways. And trust us; you’ll be much better off engaging a contractor instead of relying on your own capabilities.
See, roofing companies have maintenance checklists that can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your roof, which ensures nothing is left to chance. Not to forget that there’s a risk of sustaining injury when working so high up — why expose yourself when there’s someone trained for the job?
No prizes for guessing what this involves; A detailed examination of the entire roof structure, taking note of traffic patterns, drainage systems, and potential weaknesses. Though this is usually part of maintenance, certain installations require separate inspections due to their susceptibility to damage.
Such include buildings in areas that witness intense storms or heavy snowfall. Here, it’s recommended to have the checkup done before the season starts so that repairs can be carried out in time. The last thing you want is your roof giving in when you need it the most!
Leaks, loose fasteners, broken shingles, missing flashing, etc. Experienced contractors can take care of just about any fault that compromises the integrity of your roof. Needless to say, you want to call them in as soon as you spot the problem — a stitch in time saves nine.
And for what it’s worth, a professional repair job is always worth every penny. A contractor relying on a wealth of field experience is much more likely to get it right the first time round; no need to waste any time/money on what should be minor fixes. More crucially, though, any repairs carried out by unqualified technicians could render your warranty void. Don’t take any chances.
Depending on the material, a well-maintained roof can last 20-50 years. You might, however, opt to have yours replaced sooner if:
- You’ve had to arrange for repairs too many times in the recent past.
- There’s been heavy damage following a storm.
- You’re looking to improve energy efficiency in your home.
No matter the reason for wanting to replace your roof, be sure to give us a call; or else get in touch with a trustworthy roofer near you. They’ll help you evaluate your options and make the right plans to ensure the project goes on smoothly and efficiently.