A Sacramento roof repair project can get very expensive very fast. While there are plenty of ways to cut down on a roofing expense, there are some methods most homeowners fail to do. Listed below are some easy ways you can cut down on repair costs.
Prevention is still better than cure. In fact, you can add years to your roof with regular maintenance. Fortunately, some Sacramento contractors provide free, yet extensive inspections. Strike at the root of the problem, and you prevent more serious roofing issues from taking place.
And while it may seem like a good idea to hire the contractor with the lowest bid, you’re more likely to get quality service with professional roofing contractors. Licensed roofers use the best materials and provide solid service warranties.
A warranty is your assurance that you’re getting quality services and materials. When you’re dealing with roofing projects, you’re likely to encounter two types of warranties:
Manufacturer Warranty – Generally issued by the maker of a roofing product, manufacturer warranties cover a specific material and can last anywhere from 10-70 years depending on the product and the maker. This type of warranty does not cover labor costs.
Improper installation of the material can ultimately void a manufacturer’s warranty, so be sure to have your contractor review the manufacturer’s warranty with you.
Service Warranty – On the other hand, service warranties are provided by the contractor and are independent of manufacturer warranties. Service warranties last 6 months to 1 year for minor repairs, 1-2 years more for major repairs, and 3-5 years for extensive projects like roof replacements.
Roof repairs can be very expensive, and you don’t want to shoulder all costs by yourself. Filing for insurance coverage can just be as frustrating, so you want to make sure you’re adequately covered.