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Top 5 Things Roofing Contractors Wish Their Customers Knew


It is important to work with a roofing contractor when it comes to caring for your roof, as this is the best way to ensure the roofing system is optimally maintained. The process of roof installation, as well as regular maintenance, involves technical jargon as well as lengthy paperwork and many consumers are easily confused and overwhelmed.

Top 5 Things Roofing Contractors Wish Their Customers Knew

Many contractors can find it challenging to work with clients that have little knowledge about roofing, so the more you know, the easier the process will be. Below are the top things contractors wish their clients knew before the job started.

#1 Price and value are not the same.

There will always be a contractor who will do a job for less but cheaper pricing is not indicative of better quality. Roofing systems are not like commodities so bargain hunting will not always get you the best results. Make sure you collect multiple bids and then base your decision on more than price. Consider the knowledge and experience of the contractor and be sure to check their references because when you make a choice based on price only, you may end up with inferior products and services.

#2 The importance of routine maintenance.

The more proactive you are about roof care, the longer your roof will last. Many roofers report that most roof replacements are done prematurely, and roofing can typically last longer wit better care. A little maintenance can go a long way and save you from expensive replacements and unnecessary repairs. Find a contractor that will work with you on to get the required maintenance done.

#3 Know when your roof is beyond repair.

There are a number of roofs that cannot be saved no matter what and putting more money into repairs will only be a waste. You will end up spending more in the long term than you would on a replacement. It can be frustrating when you make a lot of repairs and the roof continues to have problems. Work with an experienced contractor to assess and evaluate when your roof will need a replacement so that you can budget accordingly.

#4 Find a local roofing contractor who is established and reputable within the area.

You need a contractor that has proper licensing, valid insurance, and can perform all essential roofing installation and maintenance tasks. A roofer who only uses subcontractors may not have the appropriate or adequate insurance or licensing which could increase your risk for poor work. Be sure you always ask for the paperwork before hiring.

#5 Active membership to the National Roofing Contractors Association.

NRCA contractors know about industry code changes and technical issues. They are fully informed of the best practices to ensure you are a satisfied customer and they also provide the resources that all contractors need to make the best roofing decisions. This all means that you get the best possible service and roof for your building.

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