A new roof is a major investment in your home. Without one, leaks can compromise the structure. You want to be sure that you hire the best roofer for the job. Here is a checklist you can use when searching for the best Oklahoma City roofers.
Have an Open Mind: You might be convinced that you want three-tab shingles. However, after listening to the information on architectural shingles, you may decide that they are a better choice for your home. Replacing a roof is a big expense and it truly is an investment in your home. It’s your chance to update the appearance, improve curb appeal and increase the overall value. Listen to the contractors to see what other options are available and have an open mind about them.
Time Frame: Roofers typically start a new job faster in the spring than they can in late summer. When talking to different roofers, you will want to find out if they can start the job in a matter of a week, one to two weeks or longer.
Covering Leaks: It’s not abnormal for a professional roofing company to have a wait of a few weeks before they can actually fix your roof. However, many *experienced roofers will be happy to come out and at least cover the problem area with a tarp to prevent any more water from entering the structure. A reputable company will take the cost of this temporary repair off the cost of your new roofing job, allowing you to get the roof secured, keep your home dry, and still use the contractor of your choice.
Manufacturer Warranty: Ask about the warranty. Many shingles offer warranties of 15, 20 or even 30 years. More than simply the warranty itself, you should ask about the fine print of the warranty. Many companies will only cover a roof if it is installed by a “qualified roofer” or an “authorized roofer.” Find out what qualifications the Oklahoma City contractors have and if they are authorized by the manufacturer to install the roof.
Company Warranty: Any company worth hiring will also offer their own warranty on labor. This will typically be for a much shorter period of time, typically only two years. A manufacturer’s warranty is great, but you also must choose a roofer that will offer you some warranty on their own labor and installation.
The final question to ask when going down your checklist is how long the company has been in business. A warranty is useless if the company goes out of business in two years. Here at Robbins Roofing, Inc., we have more than 60 years of experience behind us. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and we can help you with all of your roofing needs. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our company and how we can help you.