When you need a new roof, the first thing you need to do is look for a roofer. However, finding the right one for your project is no easy task. Roofing is a significant investment so you’d want to hire a contractor who can complete the job efficiently.
Here are questions you shouldn’t forget to ask roofing contractors during consultations.
Will You Remove My Old Roof?
Some contractors will tell you that shingling over your old roof will save time and money. However, certain roofing issues can only be revealed once the old material has been removed. You will never know if the wood underneath the existing shingles is rotting unless your roofer removes them.
Will You Use Ladder Stabilizers to Protect My Gutters?
It’s easy to forget that your gutters can also be affected during the roof replacement. Take note of the method roofing companies use to get onto the roof. Ladder stabilizers and/or standoffs are essential in any roofing job. They will prevent the weight of the ladder from crushing and damaging your gutters. Don’t trust a contractor who fails to answer this question.
Will You Bring a Container for the Used Material?
Old shingles would need to be contained as they are being removed. The roofer you hire should have a container on the job site for the refuse. Keep in mind that homeowners aren’t expected to provide this container nor deal with it after installation. You also need to ask where your contractor will place the container since certain surfaces can crack under extreme pressure.
What Will You Do If It Rains During Installation?
An experienced contractor always has a plan for situations like this. Roofers typically cover the roof with a tarpaulin or plastic cover to protect what’s underneath from moisture. It’s also a good idea to ask what their plan is if it continues to rain in the next few days. Will someone come over to make sure your home remains dry?
Whether you need a roof replacement or roof leak repair, you can rely on TH Remodeling & Renovations. It is our top priority to provide the roofing solutions you need, promptly and at a reasonable price. Call us at (845) 567-9743 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.