When the roof needs repair, it may seem like a good idea to ask friends and family to come help complete the project or even ask the neighborhood handyman. But, the truth is, you could end up losing a lot of money and with damage to your roof. It is usually best to go with an Ohio professional, especially for a job as big as a roof.
Like windows and other building materials, roofing technology is constantly evolving so it’s important to find a contractor who has completed a recent certification or professional development course. This will ensure they are up-to-date with important advances in the industry and any local changes in building codes. When you hire a trained Toledo professional, you are paying for the knowledge and the expertise to get it done right the first time.
Understand the Warranty
When you purchase a roof, the materials are typically under warranty. If you install the materials yourself but they are wrong, this can actually void the warranty. By having a professional roofer install the materials, you are keeping the warranty intact, ensuring a long life to come with your investment. Professional roofing companies may also offer their own warranty on top of the one for the roofing materials. Check to see if the warranty is good for only the original homeowners or if it is transferable if the house is ever sold. A warranty on a roof can add value and a selling point to a house if it ever goes on the market.
Certificate of Insurance
Professional Toledo roofing companies carry a certificate of insurance. This helps to cover any accidents on the job site or any damage to your property. Hiring an uninsured person to work on your home could end up costing you thousands of dollars in property damages if an accident were to happen. Those who carry a certificate of insurance tend to be more dedicated to their craft. Don’t be afraid to ask to see the paperwork. Anyone who carries this certificate should be able to provide documentation.
Working with untrained roofers is a bit of a learning curve. Someone who does not work with the materials and the techniques on a daily basis does not have the knowledge or the expertise to avoid costly mistakes. Roofing is a precise job and requires a certain installation process to avoid leaks, corrosion, holes and more. When installed properly, a metal roof can last 50 years or more. You do not want to be paying for repairs every few years for the next 50 years because the job was not completed properly in the first place. Leave it up to the professionals to ensure accuracy the first time.
Our Ohio roofing professionals are ready to help you take the job from start to finish. Don’t trust your roof to just anyone. We’ve got plenty of satisfied customers. Our bonded, licensed and insured team of roofers is ready to get your project headed toward completion.