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Raleigh Roofing: Article About What To Ask A Professional Roofer

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When it comes time to repair or replace the roof, choosing a professional roofing company for that project is essential. A professional will know which roofing materials will be perfect for the job, what products are reliable and how to best meet a homeowner's needs. Homeowners need to have confidence in the company they choose. Poor installation and low-quality materials can leave homeowners with a roof that either performs badly or wears out sooner than expected.

To get the best value for the cost, homeowners should consider several qualifications when searching for a reliable Raleigh roofing contractor for the job.

One of the first concerns that homeowners need to address is if the roofing contractor licensed and insured. Licensing requires a company to perform up to certain standards, so the company will be more authoritative and trustworthy if they are licensed. Insurance will protect the homeowner in case the roofer becomes injured while repairing or replacing the roof.

Another factor to look at is how long the company has been in business.

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Are they fairly new or do they have a solid reputation to back up their services? If they are a local company, homeowners should ask for references that can easily be checked out and follow through on those references in person. Homeowners want to hire a company that is easy to work with and competent roofers who are thoroughly trained to install the shingles and other materials they are working with.

Keeping up with the latest trend is great, but experienced contractors certified to handle the specific shingles and roof materials that are being installed is also vital. Homeowners should find out how many roofs of this type the company has installed before and check to see how well those roofs are lasting. Although a roof can't be expected to never need repairs, necessary repairs should be due to weather conditions and other situations that are beyond the company's control. They shouldn't be due to shoddy installation practices.

Homeowners should read the warranty the company offers. Does it cover just the materials, such as shingles and flashing, or is there also a provision for labor costs? Many warranties require homeowners to have regular inspections and perform needed repairs to keep the warranty valid. Knowing what the warranty covers, its provisions and what is excluded from coverage will save a lot of aggravation and problems later on. Also, homeowners need to ask what will nullify the warranty, so they don't do something that will void the warranty.

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