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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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2 Questions You Should Ask A Roofing Contractor

Lori Silva

If your roof needs to be repaired, you need to talk to a roofing contractor. They will need to come out to your house to check over your roof. Once they look at your roof, the roofer will be able to tell you what needs to be done to your roof. You should ask them some questions before you schedule a time for the roofers to work on your roof. The answers will give you better information and help you make the best decision for your roof.    

Repair vs. Replacement

One of the questions you should ask the roofer is whether you need to replace the roof or if it can be replaced. If the damage is relatively small or superficial, then it should be able to just be repaired. Some exceptions to that would be if your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan because you will just need to do more and more repair work to keep your older roof in good shape. Having to keep putting money into repairs on an older roof will waste money that could go into a new roof that shouldn't need work for a while. 

Warranties and Guarantees

You should also ask the roofer about warranties and guarantees. Specifically, you need to know what kind of warranty the roofing material you choose carries. A good warranty can make deciding on that particular roofing choice easier. When you ask about its warranty, you should also ask about any exceptions to the warranty or anything that might cancel it. Knowing these things is good, so you don't invalidate the warranty.

You also need to find out what kind of guarantee the roofer offers on their work. You expect that your new roof will have no problems for a long time, but things happen, and you want to make sure that you can get the roof taken care of if something unexpected does happen. The roofing contractor should have some kind of guarantee. What they guarantee and how long it lasts varies from company to company, so what one company offers may not necessarily be what the roofer you are talking about offers. 

If you need to have your roof worked on, you need a good roofing contractor. Before you make your final decision about your roof, make sure that you ask them a few questions. The more information you have, the better a decision you can make. 

Contact a local roofing company, such as Gerardo's Construction LLC, to learn more.