4 Things Every Roofer Wishes You Knew
It’s only natural to feel overwhelmed when Mother Nature wears enough on your roof for you to call in a local contractor to reverse the damage. Every homeowner instinctively knows to get someone up on the roof as soon as possible before that minor headache grows into a major expense. (We’re not exactly fixing a clogged toilet.)
But before you call the first roofer you find on Google, take a word of advice from a roofing contractor that’s been around the block enough times to know how to save you time, money, and stress. King Quality is here to give you the inside scoop on the top four things every contactor wishes homeowners knew about roof repair.
1. Value, quality, and price.
Nothing is more important to the strength and longevity of your roof than the quality of the materials used to build it. (Hence the reason we named our company King Quality).
No doubt you can save a quick buck by building a roof with cheap materials. But when a shorter roof lifespan ends up costing you more in the long run, the appeal of the cheap roof falls apart faster than the shoddy materials used to build it.
Value, quality, and price together form the foundation of the way a reputable roofer installs or repairs a roof. Roofing companies with integrity stay exclusive to quality materials built by reliable brands with solid reputations for durability and long-lasting beauty.
How do you ensure value, quality, and price in your roof? Start by asking a roofer for their credentials. Do your homework and ask around until you find a contractor licensed, bonded, and insured with the right experience to repair or replace your roof in a timely, efficient, and correct manner.
When you compare two roof repair estimates, keep in mind the Cardinal Rule every roofer wishes you knew: in the long run, it always costs more to hire the corner cutting roofer out to save a quick buck with subpar materials.
2. Hire local.
The second thing a reputable roofer wishes you knew about roof repair is how to spot and avoid a storm chaser. These usually out-of-town contractors go knocking door to door after a heavy storm, most of the time without a license or permit to repair a roof in the local area. Signing your name on the dotted line puts you at risk for any fines or legal fees handed down from above—and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
In most cases, an out-of-town contractor—and especially one operating in stealth mode as a storm chaser—will leave you high and dry at the first sign of a roofing problem. When that happens, you’ll be kicking yourself for not paying more to hire a licensed, professional contractor that offers workmanship warranties to get your roof back into shape without running up another hefty bill.
Rather than wait for disaster to strike and rush into a tailspin, get proactive by researching local roofers now. It’s always a good idea to have a reputable, reliable roofer in your back pocket to call when severe weather impacts your home. Even better, hire a roofer today to install the top preventative measures that secure your roof and home before Mother Nature bites back.
3. Maintenance matters.
Your roof protects your home from the elements, which is a task you want your roof up to for the long haul. Professional roof maintenance prevents roofing issues to deliver reliable, longer-lasting weather performance, which can save you from frequent repair work or even a premature roof replacement.
There are three key elements behind building a roof to last a lifetime. The first two fall on the roofer.
Roof longevity is the product of selecting the highest quality roofing materials backed by workmanship warranties from leading manufacturers. It’s also a matter of installing those materials the right way with equal focus on both the issues on top of the roof and the ones down below inside the attic. Any reputable roofer will handle these two crucial elements.
But the third element is up to you—and that means staying on top of problems and repairs with routine roof maintenance.
We encounter countless homeowners stuck replacing—rather than repairing—their damaged roof when regular maintenance could have prevented the problem and pushed the roof’s lifespan further. The bottom line: when you start your search for a roof repair service, find one that offers regular maintenance—because it matters.
4. Repairs don’t always work.
Sometimes the damage to the roof over your head is beyond repair. Curled shingles, damaged flashing, or a rotting roof deck only scratch the surface of the warning signs to indicate a roof replacement. When these problems happen, finding a contractor you can trust is a must.
Remember that reputable roofing contractors that suggest a new roof are not creating extra work for themselves but rather ensuring your safety from the serious damage an old and failing roof can cause.
And it works both ways. The roofer ready to repair or replace your roof wants to establish a level of trust with you to ensure the project progresses smoothly from start to finish.
Your goal is to hire a roofer with plenty of positive reviews showcasing their commitment to delivering the best results. Reputable roofers hold stringent trade certifications, established presences in communities, and solid reputations for integrity.
If your roof is surpassing the two-decade mark, find a contractor willing to come up with a plan based on your unique needs and budget. And remember that a little contractor-homeowner rapport goes a long way to promote a stress-free roof repair or replacement.
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Ready to repair or replace your roof? King Quality puts lifetime warranties, certified and award-winning installers, and low monthly payments behind every project to turn homes into castles. Call us today at 631-573-0642 to schedule a free consultation and discover royal treatment for you and your home.
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