Los Angeles Roof Replacement
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Need A New Roof?
Your roof is one of the most expensive pieces of your property. This especially becomes true when you are talking about replacing the entire thing. Roof replacements are not something that everyone wants to have on their to do list. Once it becomes your chore, then you start to realize just how tough of a task it is to find a honest, reputable company who will replace your roof at a fair cost.
Matter of fact, you might be worried about how you will even know if the company is charging you a fair price. Here at Rooftop Roofing, we understand the struggle that property owners face when they are looking to replace their roof. That is why we have dedicated a number of resources towards simplifying our process and making it easy on the customer.
The end result of our service is a complete, all in one solution that can take anyone who knows nothing about roofs and roofing, and turn them into a roofing guru who can make a knowledgeable decision. Our customers love the fact that they are able to trust us and know that they are making the right decision when choosing our company.
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Hiring a Roof Replacement Contractor
Whether in need of a full roof replacement or just general repairs, selecting the right roofing contractor can provide decades of happiness while getting it wrong can have dire consequences. The latter can be avoided however, by following a few basic steps.
Use Only Licensed Contractors
Although the lower bid submitted by an unlicensed contractor can be attractive, it is never worth the risk. Having a contractor’s license provides a great many assurances such as an understanding of local codes and being trained to industry standards. Subcontractors too should be licensed for the same reasons. There are some who suggest not to hire a contractor who uses subcontractors but the argument can be made that it really does not matter who performs the work so long as a professional product, which meets the terms of the agreement, is delivered in the end. This leads in to the next step to follow.
Any reputable roofing contractor will be more than willing to provide local homeowner references of work they are responsible for. A picture portfolio is great for the initial sales pitch but the ability to drive by and see firsthand the quality of work is imperative. Even better is the opportunity to speak directly to homeowners who have used their service.
Equally as important as a contractor’s ability to deliver a quality product is their ability to protect the homeowner from any damages that may occur, be them unintentional or a product of poor craftsmanship. A reputable contractor will be happy to provide proof of both liability and workmen’s compensation insurance. Bonding in excess of the value of the work being contracted is important as well and a warranty is a must.
Do I Need A New Roof?
If the roof in your home begins to leak you will be faced with an immediate task; to get that roof repaired as quickly as possible. Leaks can lead to water entering your home and adding moisture to the home which can result in electrical damage and fires, flooding, and mold. If you notice a leak you need immediate action; whether that involves a full roof replacement or a simple roof repair depends on a number of factors which involves the following considerations before choosing the best choice for your home.
First consider the age of your roof. Roofs will last typically from 10 to 20 years depending on the location. If your roof is older and has already leaked a few times before there is a higher chance that it will happen again. If so you may want to contact a roof installation contractor for a full roof replacement. However if your roof was only replaced a few years ago and this is your first leak or the result of a major storm you may be ok with a simple roof repair. A full analysis of your situation is needed to make a decision.
As a home owner you likely will not have the experience or skills to understand when a roof replacement is needed as opposed to a simple roof repair. That is why it is essential to contact an roofing contractor who is skilled in repairs and maintenance and to contract with him to perform the appropriate service. Follow their advice to get your roof in solid shape because putting a roof over your family’s head is not your only obligation; you will also have to make sure that it is properly cared for.