A roofing job is not a task for a dad who thinks that he can fix anything or a DIY enthusiast. A roof repair needs help from a professional and this means you will need to hire an experienced roofing contractor for the job. From major roof replacements to minor seasonal repairs, roofers are required to finish the job as effectively as possible.
However, should you just hire the first roofing company that you find in your search for roofers? No, not really. There are lots of questions that you need to consider before signing a contract with a roofer. Here are some of the top questions:
1. Will you remove my old roof?
Most homeowners assume that professional roofers will be getting rid of their worn out old singles before they install a new roof. However, that does not always occur. It is very common, in fact, to find companies that make things easier on themselves and put a new roof right on top of the old one. That is poor quality work that may affect the function and life span of a newly installed roof. It is very important that you check with the roofer regarding what they are planning to do with the old roof.
2. Will you be using metal edges and drip edges on my roof?
Metal or drip edges are useful pieces of aluminum for protecting your roof against water damages and leaks. These metal pieces are used for stabilizing shingles that come off. It also overhangs and helps to direct water into the nearby gutter. Without those important metal pieces, you may experience major water damage, and that is why it is best to ask your potential roofer about it.
3. Will the roofer be using the right number of nails on each shingle?
About four nails are usually used per shingle the driven in the nail line. Maybe more may be used in areas of the roof that are too steep. However, anything less or that is too much over the appropriate limit may damage the shingles and also your roof. Also, it is very important to make sure the nails are driven in correctly and in the nail line. So you can ask your roofer about how they are planning on placing nails in the roof shingles before hiring them.
Ultimate Roofing is a high quality and professional roofer serving Albany and the greater Capital Region!