If something goes wrong with your roof because of a bad storm the implications can be very scary. The average roof can cost you thousands of dollars and with high-end roofing costing an upward of up to 30,000 in some cases.
Replacement of roofs can be anything from poor maintenance, a bad storm or the overall age of the roof itself. If you need to replace your roof or are in need of some major repair, you’ll want to hire the right person to handle the job for you.
How do you find a quality roofer? Are there specific questions to ask a roofer before hiring them?
Below are a few questions that you’ll want to be sure to have answers for before you get the job done.
- Replace Vs Repair – To begin with, you’ll need to know if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. This is when calling a roofer to help you make that decision is extremely important. They are able to do a proper roofer inspection of your roof and then let you know the work that needs to be done and why. If you have an experienced roofer you’ll be able to hear a breakdown of what issues are going on with your roof and what needs to be done to get it back in shape.
- Timeline – Of course the amount of work will take also depends on what needs to get done. If you need a repair, that will take much less then if you needed a full replacement. Also, the amount of work your roof needs will also affect how quickly they can get to yours. You’ll get only the best quality workmanship from an experienced contractor. On the flip side, quality contractors can be difficult to find because so many people want them to work on their roof. Knowing how long this wi;l take can help you plan on who to call and plan ahead.
- Budget – When it comes to pricing for your roof especially for replacement or repairing it, the best thing is to get a quote from at least three different roofers. This will depend on things such as materials used, how easy or difficult it can be to access it and what the damage is. As far as negotiating a fair deal, you’ll need to have an idea of what’s involved and a budget on what you can spend. If the roofer you like isn’t the cheapest one, let them know you’ve received a lower quote elsewhere and see if they can match or get close to it.
- Feedback From Customers – When you’re happy your roofer has the right experience and credentials, you’ll want to see examples of previous work they’ve seen and hear what customers have to say. They should be able to give you testimonies from previous clients and photographs of their work. Ask if you can visit these locations and see first hand their work. Don’t be shy to speak with past homeowners as well and see what their reactions were to working with this company too.
Business Longevity – The amount of experience your roofer company has is as just as important at looking at their credentials. A long time roofer with years of work under their belt is far easier to trust and their knowledge will also come through with their craftsmanship. Ask them how long they’ve been in the trade, how many roofs they’ve completed and if they can show you past work.
Having the work done to your roof isn’t something you should just think isn’t a big deal. You need to be able to trust a professional to do the work to the best of their ability, use the proper materials and help keep your home from leaking and keeping your loved ones safe.
These questions are great to have and get answered before you make a final decision. Peter’s Roofing is a company you’ll be happy and excited to work with for not only your roofing issues but any part of your home that may need to take a closer look at. Not only are they one of the top roofers in New Jersey for shingle roofing, low slope roofing, peel and stick, install, replace and repair as well as leaking jobs. The company also provides other services such as gutter repairs, siding, chimney replacements and skylight installation.
With almost 20 years of experience under his belt, Pedro, his brothers and other related family members continue to exceed their client’s expectations with their efficient and professional work. They are not only wonderful at what they do but also provide the quality customer service you hope and expect for when working with a family-owned business like them.
Have you had a roofing company install, repair or replace your roof? What was that like?