Once a roofing problem is identified, your best bet is to take action immediately. Even when it’s a minor problem, addressing the issue right away will prevent it from worsening and giving you more to worry about. For best results, however, you need to make sure you’re working with a reliable roofing contractor.
Not all roofing contractors are created equal, so here are several tips to help you find a reliable one:
- Only deal with licensed contractors. A license indicates a contractor is qualified to perform roofing work in your area, but keep in mind that licensing requirements may vary. At the very least, working with a licensed contractor means you’re working with a legitimate business.
- Ask for certifications. Certification means a contractor has undergone the necessary training to install roofing systems according to set specifications and has met stringent standards set by a manufacturer. GAF®, for example, has the Master Elite® certification program. Aside from signifying a contractor’s commitment to quality, a Master Elite certification also gives a roofer access to the brand’s best warranty coverage, the Golden Pledge warranty.
- Look for experience in storm damage repair. One of the best ways to find out if a contractor is reliable is to ask if they’re experienced in storm damage repair. Storms can create severe damage to a roof. Unfortunately, an untrained eye may not be able to identify some of the damage. Only those experienced in storm damage restoration and repair will be able to spot signs of damage that many people will not be able to, ensuring issues to be addressed are identified.
Your roof plays an important role in keeping your family and assets safe and protected, so it deserves some TLC every now and then. To make sure that it’s properly and adequately maintained and cared for, take the time to learn about it and only entrust roofing work to professionals that are licensed, certified and experienced.