I really like to hear from the owners of other roofing companies. Here’s a question I recently received about their roof salesmen and the difficulty they have getting them to knock doors…
Correct Permits- In certain areas permits and/or bonds may be required to start the project. Always call your local building department for details on what your roofer needs to start the project.
If you’ve never had a full home inspection, there could be problems up top that would be impossible to spot from ground level. It doesn’t hurt to have a good roofing company come out and give it a full inspection so that you know if there is repair work that should be done. As with anything, the sooner you do repairs, the less costly they will be. Of course, you should hire someone you can trust. You don’t need a company that is salivating at the thought of making up some needed repairs so they can bilk this homeowner for a job that doesn’t need to be done.
It’s important that you know a thing or two about roofing materials before you contact one of the hail damage roof in Ottawa. Roofs can use asphalt shingles. You can also choose metal shingles for your roof. Metal shingles can be made out of aluminum, copper, steel and other metals. There are some differences between metal and asphalt roofs that you should know about. If you already have an asphalt roof, metal roofing can be placed over the existing roof without much of a problem. While metal weighs less than asphalt, it is much sturdier than asphalt. Metal will also last longer when compared to asphalt and many other roof types.
The difference between a roofing company visiting your house to sell you their services and a company offering an unbiased inspection are like night and day. The company offering the inspection, for a fee, provides a service with no expectations or obligations. They simply do their job, provide you with a report, then they leave. In contrast, a company that provides an inspection for free ALWAYS wants to follow through with sales pressure to compensate for their time.
Almost every roofing company offers free estimates. The real question is the quality of these inspections and the quality of the final estimates. Is it better to pay or get one for free?
Another cause is trouble leading to a roof leak is shingle damage. It could be a missing shingle or one that is not placed well anymore. If the around the leak is not damaged then putting a new shingle down will work. Otherwise replace the damaged area and put on new shingles. Remember when working on a roof to be careful and to wait until the area is dry because it is slippery when wet. If you are unsure about doing it all on your own, there are numerous local roofing companies that can come over and do period inspections for roof leaks. You can even ask your friends and family for references as many of them must have required the same services before.