June 5, 2019
If your home is in need of a new roof you probably have quite a few questions about your options. From trying to decide on a roofing material, to cost, to standard practices, having a general idea of the process is a good idea before contacting a roofing company. Let’s look at some common questions you may have for a roofer before hiring them, and dive deeper into the answers.
What are my roofing options?
There are several roofing options available from shingles, to metal, to slate all with their own pros and cons. Not all roofing companies offer all roofing material options, so when considering a roofer check with them to see what they offer. Asphalt shingles are an economical but durable option. Metal roofs are more durable than asphalt but they last about three times longer than asphalt. Slate roofing is the most durable option, usually lasting over 100 years but is more easily broken than other roofing materials can be.
What Is the warranty?
The warranty of your roof will depend on the roofing company you choose as well as the material you choose. Before selecting a roofing company and material speak with them directly about any warranty they may offer.
What happens if it rains?
In the event of bad weather while your roof is being replaced the project will be delayed for safety reasons. The same is true of snow and ice because it can quickly become dangerous for the roofers.
What happens to the discarded materials?
When a roof is replacing an existing roof there will be a lot of discarded material and trash that a reputable roofing company will remove from your property. Most companies bring a large dumpster with them to the site to remove waste and haul it away when they are done.
Are roofers insured?
You may also be concerned about the safety of the roofers on your property while they work and wonder if you will be held responsible for insurance claims should someone injure themselves. Speaking directly with a roofing company to ensure they have full coverage liability insurance is essential before hiring a company to do the job.
If you are in the market for a new roof on your home or you’ve begun to experience leaks and other concerns with your roof, call us at Platinum Exteriors today. We would love to answer any specific questions you may have about roofing materials, job details, insurance, etc. We are a premier roofing company in Maryland and would love to work with you!