If need to replace your roof, be sure to cover all the bases when selecting your roofer to ensure your investment will not go to waste. Keep in mind the following when making your first call to signing your contract.

What You Need to Know About a Roof Replacement Call

Initial Consultation

Most of the time, the consultation starts with a phone call to one of the roofing companies operating in your area. Inform the company representative of any concerns that you may have with your roof, like leaks or damaged shingles. The company will schedule an inspection on a mutually agreed time.

Inspection

The next step is the actual inspection of the roof. This is important to determine the degree of damage to your roof, the origin of leaks and all other issues.

During a complete inspection, expect your roofer to go into the attic to check for proper ventilation, insulation and signs of mold and moisture. The roofer will then go up on the roof to check for leaks and the condition of the shingles, flashings and the chimney as well as the gutter. Your contractor will also check whether your home’s roof has structural defect.

Recommendation

After determining the issues on your roof, your contractor will draw up a plan and will recommend if a repair will do or if you need a roof replacement. Take it as an opportunity to ask questions about how the roofer will accomplish the plan and the materials to be used.

This is also the best time to ask about the contractor license, insurance, workers’ compensation and liability. You should also determine if subcontractors will be used and if the contractor will secure permits.

Get a written roofing estimate from your potential roofing company to help determine if the roofer can satisfy your requirements.

Once you have selected your roofing contractor, make sure that you draw up a contract to spell out the coverage of the project.

Stapleton Roofing is committed to serving our customers. We are trusted by Arizona home- and business owners because we offer only the best products and services. Give your trusted roofers a call at (602) 562-4991 for consultation.