When your roof needs repairs or even replaced, it can seem daunting. You want to find a reliable contractor who will do a quality job and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Choosing to with a reputable local roofer, who is experienced in your area and will be there if you have a problem is always the best option.
Why Hire a Local Roofer
Knowledge is Power
A local roofing contractor will know which type of roof is right for your area. If you have asphalt shingles, you want to make sure they can endure high winds and strong storms. Some roofing shingles can end up making your home warmer, which will cost you more to keep your house cool.
Some roofers still use traditional felt roofing underlayment, while at one time this was considered a good way to protect a roof against the elements.
The advancements in technology, has led the way to synthetic underlayment, such as GAF's Tigerpaw, Certainteed Diamond Deck and Atlas Summit 60. Designed to aid in the ventilation process and prolong the life of your roof.
Traditional felt underlayment is susceptible to shattering when secured with the impact of a nail gun. When a nail penetrates synthetic underlayment it seals around it, providing superior waterproofing and significantly extending the lifespan of your roof.
“Look for the BBB Accredited Business Seal. BBB Accredited Roofers meet BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, be transparent, honor their promises, be responsive to their customers, safeguard privacy and embody integrity.” Better Business Bureau
It's easy to think all roofing contractors are about the same, but a fly by night roofer can end up causing you a lot of frustration when your roof starts leaking or damaged because of high winds. Then you find out the warranty won’t cover the cost of the repairs because the roofer wasn’t certified by the manufacturer.
Check back with us next week for more helpful tips on hiring a local roofer, until then contact Schick Roofing for more information.