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Things you need to know before hiring a residential roofing contractor

Things you need to know before hiring a residential roofing contractor

Roof replacement is one of the biggest home improvement projects that you have to spend money on. You only get one chance to do it right. We understand that it’s a hectic job to find a proficient contractor when you have so many options available in the market. That’s why we have tried to put together some of the essentials that you need to keep in mind when hiring a roofing contractor.

  • It takes years of experience to become competent in roofing industry. Not every contractor has the skills required to handle those “not so easy” spots that your house may have. Make sure you ask your potential contractor about their experience in the industry and check their recent work.
  • Roof replacement is not just replacing the old shingles with the new one’s, it about installing a new roof system. A roof system consists of many essential parts such as a metal roof edge, ice and water shield, synthetic underlayment, plumbing flashings etc. Do a thorough research about what every part of the roof is required for. Make an informed decision by knowing what kind of roofing system your house needs and ask questions from your contractor about it.
  • Roof replacement is a construction project that may take up to a few days. We all know that accidents happen in every industry, and roofing is no different. In case an accident occurs while the roofing project is underway on your property, the insurance company pays for the damages to your property. It’s your responsibility to check with the contractor if they have business insurance that has liability coverage with value more than the value of your property.
  • We check the quality of the material when we buy clothes, or any other house holds items. It’s a sad truth of the roofing industry that homeowners trust their contractor blindly when it comes to choosing the right material for their roof. It’s crucial to research about the different types of material available in the market and get to know about their track record and warranties.
  • Construction contractors in Ontario are required to undergo mandatory occupational health and safety awareness training program. Check with the contractor if they and their workers have the mandatory safety training.
  • Minor damages to the house during a roof replacement can be prevented by sufficiently protecting the surrounding areas and things like plants, windows etc. Ask your contractor about their plan about protecting your property during the project.

We would like to wish you luck in your search and would like to present ourselves as your best option for all your roofing needs.

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