Ever had problems dealing with a roofing company before? Many homeowners we’ve encountered had frankly nightmarish stories about their own experiences with other roofers. One forgot to secure the permits, leading the poor homeowner to pay a hefty fine. Another homeowner had paid the project in full when it was done, only to discover several leaks when it rained the following week.
If you are hesitant about working with a Sacramento roofing company because you’ve had a bad experience before, or someone you know did, let us share some insider information on roofing. Really, the trick to preventing these bad experiences is to stick with a local roofing company that’s trusted by many and updated on current building regulations. Before signing with a roofing company, be sure that they:
- Know the current building regulations
How do you know if a contractor knows current building codes? You do this by being informed as well. You don’t have to go in-depth, just call the Community Development Department and ask about the building codes relevant to your project. Interview roofing contractors and ask your questions, if the answers vary with what the CDD told you, ask for clarifications.
- Are updated with sound installation and roofing techniques
You don’t have to be an expert to judge whether there’s something wrong with what a roofer proposes. It’s common knowledge that you don’t repair a section of a roof with a different roofing material than what is currently installed. Similarly, you don’t install green roofing only to irresponsibly dump discarded roofing materials in landfills. Listen carefully to what your roofer proposes. Ask questions; truly professional contractors will see to it that everything is done to your satisfaction.
These are just two important bits of insider information that can get you on the right track when it comes to choosing a Sacramento roofing company. For more tips or to work with professional roofers, call us today.