Most roofs will protect your home from the elements for 10-15 years, but your roof won’t do all that work on its own. You need to make sure that your roof is maintained and cared for properly. Keep reading to find out some helpful advice about roofs.
Consider the local climate when roofing. Clay roofs are great in dry climates and can help to keep the house cool. Clay tiles that are on a home that is in a place where it rains all the time can deteriorate much quicker than other materials would. If you are unsure, don’t be afraid to ask.
When you are selecting a roofer, ask your family, friends and co-workers for recommendations. Ask about the job that was done after work was completed and if they offer warranties are offered.
When you have your contractors narrowed down, be sure to ask about warranties. You want a warranty that lasts for at least 3-5 years. It should cover both defective supplies as well as poor workmanship, and they should also give you photocopies of manufacturer warranties too.
Make sure whatever roofer you employ has the licensing necessary to do the work. Do not trust the roofer to tell you the honest truth about what he says. Contact the building department and see what kinds of things you’re going to need.
Insurance is vital when it comes to roofing. If the roofer lacks sufficient insurance and you suffer damages, you’ll be the one responsible for the cost. Don’t just take their word for it either; ask for proof that they have plenty of up to date, have them provide the insurance documents saying that it is comprehensive and current.
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