Hiring a Roofer in Garland

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Your roof is the most important part of your Garland home. No matter how long you have lived in your home, roof problems are sometimes hard to avoid. Things like weather and poor installation of your roof come into play more often than you think they would before you buy a house.

There are many problems that can occur with a roof. One of the most common problems is roof leaks and moisture. This can occur with any type of roofing material you use and it can grow from just a problem to a severe problem, so this is definitely not something that you want to ignore. While leaks and moisture can be caused by a number of reasons they, more often than not, lead back to poor installation. Roofing is not one of those things you want to do it yourself with, even with the proper resources. You, in the end, could end up losing out on a lot of money and time spent. You could even create more issues within your Garland home if you do not install your roof properly. Hiring a roofing company to do the job for you will give you piece of mind, as they usually back up their work by guarantees and warranties.

When looking for a reputable Garland roofer, you will want to make sure that you get the best quality service for your money. You should call a few different roofing  companies in the area to compare prices, as well as ask some important questions, to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need and the quality you and your family deserve.

One of the most important aspects to look into when hiring a roofing company is their licenses. Many states require different things when it comes to roofing licenses and while it may take some time to look into your states requirements for roofing licenses, it will help assure that you are getting the best roofer for the job at hand. You will also want to make sure that their license is current and up to date so that just in case something happens to go wrong, you are covered.

The next important thing to look into when it comes to hiring a roofing company to replace your Garland home’s roof is if they carry some sort of general liability insurance. General liability insurance will protect your property for the things that could happen to go awry when replacing your roof. There have been instances where a contractor replacing a roof accidentally sets fire to a home. While this is a scary thought, having general liability insurance will make sure that the roofing company you hired covers the costs of damages instead of coming out of your own pocket. After all, you were not the one who made the accident in the first place. Be sure to look thoroughly into their insurance policy and to not just take a simple yes as an answer. You will want to make sure that they have the best coverage possible, so ask for a certificate of insurance. This document should state your name and address as additionally insured. If this does not make you feel comfortable enough, do not hesitate to contact their insurance company and ask questions yourself about their coverage.

Now that you have made sure that the Garland roofer you are working with has the right documents and insurance, the next question to ask would be if they plan to remove your old roof or if they place the new shingles over the old roof. Many companies will inspect the old roof by looking it over with their eyes and then place the new shingles on top of the old ones. While this may be alright if the wood under your roof is in tip top condition, there really is not any way to know if there are any rotting wood spots beneath the shingles, or even holes in your roof, without ripping up the old ones before laying down the new shingles. When and if they say yes, make sure that they are also bringing their own container to get rid of the old roofing. Many companies, again, may make you provide the container to hold the old roofing and will require you to pay out of pocket for this instead of tying it all into the price of labor. This will make your whole roof replacement option a bit less stressful and a lot less messy. If they tell you they will provide the container to hold the old shingles and you have an asphalt driveway, ask if they have ways to protect your driveway. Many asphalt driveways will crack under pressure, leaving you with a cracked driveway and more problems going forward.

Additionally, you will want to be sure you are getting a great warranty on your new roof. This, ideally, should be a minimum of twenty five years. New roofing styles typically last longer than the older styles, but they both come with about this length of a warranty. Be sure to look into what the warranty covers before getting your roof replaced. Another thing to consider when hiring a roofing company to replace your roof is the cost of plywood per sheet. You will want to have this price set forth before the work on your roof begins. Having this price before they begin will help sort any dispute in price discrepancies you might encounter in the end.

When it comes to the roof on your Garland home, whether you just bought the house or you have lived there for many many years, you want to make sure you are getting the best. Hiring a roofing company can take a lot of stress off your shoulders in the near and far future. It is important to realize that while roofing labor might cost more than doing it yourself, and while not ideal- accidents do happen, it can be a great feeling to depend on somebody else to cover repairs or damages that might happen along the way.