If one day you¡¯re relaxing at home and hear something unusual coming from the ceiling – scratching noises from an animal, dripping from a recent rainy, or something even upsetting – your next thought might be to research a roofer to come evaluate the problem. Once rodents and other critters and the elements start to creep past that protective barrier a roof provides your home, it's important to see to repairs or replacement as soon as possible.
Choosing a roofing company for the job, however, is not a decision to make lightly. You have to live with the results – literally – over your head for the next several years, so it's important the work is completed correctly the first time around. You may be able to find recommended contractors through friends and family, and once you have a shortlist set you can get down to business and ask the roofers the important questions. Here are just a few to consider when hiring someone to work on your home.
Are you bonded and insured? You want to be certain anyone who works construction around your home is properly insured in the event of accidents. Find out.
Are you a Class A Contractor? This is very important. The company you hire should be registered and certified to work in your area. If the paperwork is not all there, you bring great risks to your home.
What type of materials do you use? You want to be a variant of a roofer that's only interested in selling you expensive tiling and shingles you really do not need. A reputable roofer will determine the best materials for your home without trying to bankrupt you.
Will I have to leave my home while you work? Depending on the severity of your roof damage, you may not be able to stay at home while the roofer works. Find out in case you need to make plans.
The more you know about the company you hire, the better you'll feel about the quality work done on your roof.