Selecting a roofing contractor is a big decision, so here are a few more suggestions to review. If you follow all these tips, you should have a much better chance of being happy with your decision.
6. Don't trust advertising about quality. It's okay to locate a Denver-area roofing company through advertisements, but once you get their name, make sure you do your homework. This includes checking workmanship, comparing prices, checking references, etc.
7. Don't purchase a roof based predominantly on its warranty. Look carefully at the warranty to make sure it covers all materials and workmanship. Many warranties only cover materials to be replaced by the manufacturer. Roof warranties typically do not guarantee that the roof system will not leak or don't cover projects where the roof installed may not be suitable for the application. Read the small print because some roof warranties require a semi-annual maintenance inspection.В Also, review the coverage specifically for the state of Colorado. To compare manufacturers warranties with the roofing guides, visit http://www.nrca.net/. The NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) publishes these helpful annual guides.
8. Avoid using roofing contractors who have no office staff. When you're making a large roofing investment, beware of contractors with whom you cannot get in touch during normal business hours. A solid company will have an office staff to handle materials, billing or scheduling questions.
9. Reconsider if you've thought about doing the work yourself. If you've got some construction background, you may be tempted to take on a roof replacement project yourself, but remember, roof replacement is not an easy project. If youвЂ™re not an experienced roofer, you could harm your roof by using improper roofing techniques. Consider the structural installation and safety issues as well. These alone should convince you that your roof replacement should be performed by a licensed professional.
10. Be cautious about hiring a friend to replace your roof. Even if your friend has a lot of construction experience, it's not a good idea to rely on this person if s/he doesn't have a lot of experience installing roofing systems. Also, remember that if your roofing job is done by an unlicensed contractor, it will not include a warranty. So, the upfront cost may be cheaper, but the cost of roofing repairs may be astronomical with no warranty!