Everything You Need to Know About Getting a New Roof

The decision of whether or not to get a new roof can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if this is your first time needing to undergo a roof replacement. The roof is one of the most important elements of your home, so it’s only natural you’d want to know everything you can about the process prior to making any major decisions.

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Hire the Right Roofing Company

The roofing company you hire to install your new roof matters, so choose them carefully. Purchasing a new roof is a significant investment, as well as being one of the most important features of your home, so you want to ensure that it’s installed with precision and expertise.

You’ll definitely want to do your due diligence when hiring a roofer, since the quality of the workmanship and installation will greatly impact the durability, performance, functionality, and appearance of your new roof. Ask those you trust for referrals, such as your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Don’t just ask them for a company name. Ask them important questions about their experience, such as:

  1. Does the roof perform as expected?
  2. Did the roofer start and end on time and clean up the mess?
  3. Were there any installation mistakes and how did they address them?
  4. Did they stay within the estimated cost?
  5. Were they professional?
  6. Do they install quality materials?
  7. Do they offer a warranty on their work?
  8. Does the warranty cover materials?

Once you narrow down your list of local roofing contractors, continue to do some additional research online and read customer reviews on social media pages and popular review websites. While it’s almost inevitable that there will be some amount of negative reviews and complaints no matter how reputable and established the roofing company is, pay close attention to how the company responds to customer complaints. You want to choose a company that puts customer service first and works hard to remedy the situation and provide adequate and prompt solutions to any problems. It’s worth noting that a company with lots of reviews but nothing negative could be a red flag. It’s better to see a problem be remedied through customer support than to suspect a contractor is just deleting all negative remarks about their team or services.

Finally, it’s a good idea to get written estimates from a few local roofing companies so you can compare and ensure that you’re hiring the best fit for you, your budget, and your home.  While price is always a factor, remember that the lowest price isn’t always the best, so make your selection on a variety of important factors versus just picking the contractor or company with the lowest offer.

  • Have they been in business long?
  • Are they local?
  • Are they trained, licensed, and insured?

The right roofing contractor should possess the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to evaluate your roofing situation, recommend the best product for your home, and install your roof with confidence and expertise.

What to Expect During the Installation Process?

One of the many benefits to hiring a reputable and trusted professional roofing company is they provide you with plenty of information and guidance about what to expect before, during, and after the installation process. If they don’t, then that’s something to be concerned about, as your roofing professional should be more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. While the actual installation is bound to get a little messy and loud, you should be well versed and prepared ahead of time so nothing comes as a big inconvenience on installation day.

Ready for a New Roof?

If you’re ready for a new roof or have any roofing related questions, contact your local roofing experts at Armorvue Home Exteriors. We’ve got the experience, knowledge, and quality customer service you can count on.