Though most roofs are meant to last for 10-15 years, you need to do your part. You have to be sure to maintain your part by taking care of the roof. Keep reading to find out some key things about roofs.
While damaged shingles are sometimes the cause of leaks, you should also check the foundation of the roof. Water can leak into your home anywhere that dry rot has occurred. You need to be checking all potential entry points so that you can find the problem.
Wear shoes with rubber soles whenever you work on your roof.
It is important that you check the references of any contractor you allow them to work on your roof.Once given the references, check them out and ask about value and quality of the work. You should also make it a point to have a look at some of the addresses in person. Drive around and look at the work before choosing your roofer.
There are quite a few things that need to ask the roofer before signing any contracts. One important question is the amount of nails they will put in each shingle. Three nails usually insufficient. Ask them about their procedures and make sure their answer satisfies you. If you don’t like what they say, walk away.
Insurance is something you will want to confirm your roofer has. If you have a roofer that isn’t insured and causes property damage, you will be financially responsible if there is any property damage. Don’t simply ask if your contractor is insured, have them provide the insurance documents saying that it is comprehensive and current.
The age of the roof often determines if it needs to be replaced. Many roofs last for around 20 years before they need replaced. If the roof you have now covered the old roof, you must replace it after 20 years.
Ask the warranties that you can get for the work done. Some may provide you with better coverage than their competitors. This will prevent possible disagreements down the line.
Always ask for several references before hiring a roofing company’s references. A reputable firm will have no problem coming up with multiple references. If a company tries to skate by this request, walk away. This is generally a sign that means trouble later on.
If you make sure your roof’s in good shape, it’ll be able to keep your home in good shape as well. That roof above you is a very important asset for your home. Remember the advice here, and use it when you need it.