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Finding a Roofing Contractor

There are different ways to start searching for the roofer who meets your unique needs. Referrals are apparently the best source of names of well-reputed companies. Ask your friends and family members whom they have worked with in the past.

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce about contractors who are known in your community. Great sources of leads as well are the Better Business Bureau, your phone book’s yellow pages, your state and local licensing authorities, and of course, local trade associations, not to mention local construction product suppliers.

Here are things to consider before hiring a roofing contractor:

Job Quality

The best way to ensure that your new roof will not leak and will be durable life is to go with a quality shingle product, and to sure that the shingles are installed properly – good workmanship is what makes a roof shed water.

Shingle Quality

Don’t think twice about buying a quality shingle product from a leading manufacturer, even if it costs more, but that’s not where it stops. When installed the wrong way, even the highest quality shingle will not work best for you. The main sources of asphalt shingle roofing installation standards are The key providers of asphalt shingle roofing installation standards are the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association (ARMA) and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Roofing products are also measured as per ASTM standards.

Roofer’s Reputation and Experience

Before you hire ANY roofing contractor, check with your local consumer affairs office and read online reviews from local customers.

Shingle Installation Supervision

You need to be sure that the people will actually do as they are supposed to, or are at least supervised from day to day by a pro. A lot of roofing companies have salesmen or prime contractors who sell the job but send unqualified workers to install the roof with little or no expert supervision.

Roof Maintenance

Before committing to a roofing contractor, make sure you discuss regular roof inspections, your under-roof’s condition or attic ventilation, any special problem spots that may be on your roof, and what must be done about them.

After compiling a list of potential contractors, spend time evaluating each one thoroughly. A reputable contractor will be eager to offer any information you might need, including the following:

> business name and address

> experience

> licensing/bonding/insurance (ask for proof)

> professional and credit references

> warranty

At the end of the day, you want a roofer who knows good roofing practices and roof flashing details, how to take care of problem spots on building roofs, and alternative roof covering products, such as shingle types, colors, grades, flat roofing materials, etc.

A good roofer will give you with smart advice regarding products, explanation of procedures, and, most importantly, solid results. It’s a challenge to determine the real capabilities of a contractor, but with a bit of research, some planning and tons of common sense, it will get easier.

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