This NRCA.net article provides answers to the most frequently asked questions when choosing a roofing contractor. The objective is to guide homeowners who are planning to do some major roof installation, remodeling, or repair so that they can make the most of their investment. Any roofing project can be extremely expensive, yet have guaranteed high return on investment (ROI), especially if it’s done by a reliable roofing contractor. NRCA provides some indicators that a roofing contractor is reliable.
The roofing contractor will provide you with a warranty on his workmanship. Typically, this will cover installation and related issues. The warranty should contain what items are covered and what will void them. Many contractors offer one year or two years of coverage; however, there is no industry standard.
Most roofing companies that provide clearly defined warranties are the ones that are properly licensed and insured. The warranties serve as proof that they are providing quality service, which eventually protects the reputation supported by their license and insurance. In cities like Sacramento, only those roofing companies that have obtained license can operate, allowing for easier selection, considering that very few shady roofing companies attempt to advertise.
There is no one roof system that is best for all applications. Keep in mind that even if you are using the best materials, your roof system still can be installed improperly and you could end up with a leaky roof. Good workmanship and proper attention to detail (e.g., flashing and drainage issues) are just as important as material selection. Also, maintenance plays an important role in roof system integrity and service life.
Look for a company that has been in operation for many years, with employees who have been with them for most of those years. Some companies are old but their employees are new, so be careful not to let them make your home their training ground for newbies. Experienced roofers can install your roof excellently so that you can maximize the quality of the materials you choose. Sacramento roofing companies like Yancey Home Improvements, for instance, utilize materials manufactured by GAF, the largest roofing material manufacturer in North America, and send out highly skilled and experienced roofers.
Roofs may sustain damage despite its stable installation. Prepare to call in a roofing contractor for roof repair in Sacramento before any damage develops. Roof repair and maintenance are extremely important in prolonging the useful life of your roof and homeowners should, therefore, invest on these. For the best results in any repair project, hire the same roofing contractor that installed your roof.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Selecting a Contractor, NRCA.net)