When it’s time to have a new roof installed finding a professional roofing contractor and a quality roofing material can be hard. A new roof protects your family and possessions so like you we understand it is a very important decision to make. A new roof will also add to the beauty to your home, increase its value and make you proud every time you return home. But you may ask; what shingles or roof covering should I use? How do I find the right roofer? How do I pay for it?
With many roofing contractors in our area, it can be a difficult process to find the right one? Especially you’re new to the area and you don’t know any. If there are any new roofing projects going on near you take a minute to stop by after hours and ask the homeowner who did their roof? Why did they pick that roofer? Did the roofing job go smoothly? Would they recommend others to use them? You would be surprised how most homeowners will react and will be happy to share their experience and knowledge. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and find out plenty of information you can use.
There are many good roofers in our area that work hard to make the customers happy and run a successful business. As some have seen there are also some plenty of bad ones out there. Dependable Construction calls them “Chuck in a Truck”. So it’s important to choose wisely because you will have to live with the results as long as you own that home. To help you get started, here are some questions to ask that will help you weed through the process.
- Do they have liability insurance?
- How many years of experience do they have?
- How many years have they been in business?
- Do they have any certifications from any roofing manufacturers?
- Have they installed the type of roofing you like?
- Can they provide a list of roofs in this area so you can could look at them?
- Will they be tearing off the old roof?
- Will it cover it the same day?
- Is clean up included in his bid?
- Will they replace old roof vents?
- Will there be a foreman on the project every day?
- What are their plans if we have bad weather?
When buying a new roof there are many types of shingles and roofing products for your residential home. Roofing manufacturers have full lines of colors and designs to pick from. Dependable Construction prefers to install GAF products. However we advise our customers to drive around their neighborhood and just look they roofs. Write down the addresses of the ones you like. Return back at a different time and notice any changes as the colors can change with shadows. An example is, a roof looks different in the morning, than it does at high noon or evening. Once done some homeowners ask us to identify these roof colors and types.
For more help call Dependable Construction today at (937) 318.9572. We can help you turn any house into your dream home while only using the highest-quality materials and best workmanship in the area.