Does your home get too hot or too cold depending on the weather outside? Or does your roof require replacement due to damage? May be your roof isn’t damaged, but it’s looking rather old and tired. Is it probably time for you to change your roof and upgrade it?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you obviously either need to have your roof repaired or all together replaced. You could of course take on the project on your own, but the chances are that you may not have the tools, the extra helpful man-power or the know-how to do what is required to replace or repair the roof.
If by chance or choice, you do have all that is required for you to fix your roof, it may still not be worth it to do it by yourself for several reasons.
First, it may take you too long to do the repairs by yourself. You could be busy with your other day job and have far too little time to complete the project on time. Secondly, making a mistake on the roof could cost you much more than hiring a professional and thirdly, doing a roofing job on your own could be too dangerous if you are not used to doing work so high up.
As such, finding a well-trained and highly qualified roofer is often the best way to go. When you find a good roofer, the following tasks will be activities that they accomplish for you:
What roofers can do for you
Beyond general roof repair, roof replacement and roof maintenance, some of the tasks the roofer can also do for you include the following:
- They diagnose and find the source of roof leaks and then fix the problem.
- They will keep your gutters clean
- They prevent the build-up of ice and other debris
- They will install a soffit vent and a ridge vent to prevent dry rot which could totally damage your roof
- They will inspect your roofing material to see whether it is in good condition. e.g. they can check if you have cracked shingle
- They will check roof ridges or valleys to ensure that there are no leaks where the roof intersects
- They will fix your sagging roof
Hiring a Roofing Contractor
Before hiring a roofing contractor, there are some important queries that you need ask before you can engage them to work for you.
First and foremost, do they have a roofer’s license and is the license applicable in your area? Secondly, do they have insurance and do they provide warranty for roof repairs once they do the job? Also, how long is the warranty valid for? Finally, you need to confirm how much the service will cost?
When querying about cost remember that the cheapest service is not usually the best service to go for, so be sure to also inquire about the quality of service that you will get before requesting for the service.