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How to Find an Honest and Reputable Roof Contractor

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Unfortunately, roofers have a history of having shady reputations. Hiring an honest roof contractor takes some homework on your part. Before you settle for an inferior shingle job, take a look at the top things you need to consider before shelling out your hard-earned cash.

There are plenty of sheisty roofers out there and it’s easy to take the bait if they promise the earliest availability or present a more attractive estimate. The roof is one of the most important aspects of your home. Beware the dangers of hiring a novice by following this sage advice.

What to Look for When Hiring a Roofing Company

Seek Referrals

Finding a roofing contractor can be as simple as asking family, friends, work colleagues, or neighbors for a recommendation. If that fails, you can always reach out to reputable real estate agents in your area and ask who they refer clients to.

Portfolio

An impressive portfolio of work speaks for itself. View the roofer’s website or social pages for pictures of completed projects. You can also ask for the addresses of prior jobs and take a drive around town to analyze their work.

Read Reviews

Reviews matter. The construction industry isn’t exactly difficult to break into. With some basic tools and a ladder, nearly anyone can “call” themselves a professional roofer. Review sites such as Angie’s List and Yelp will provide a glimpse into the dealings others have had with the roofing company, both positive and negative. While you can’t base your judgment solely on the opinion of another, consistent complaints or repeat mistakes will more than likely, be repeated. Consider all sources.

Verify License and ID

To ensure your roofer is legit ask for copies of their business license, tax ID, and verify their liability insurance coverage.

Avoid Scams

While there are plenty of roofers that find business from door-to-door sales, beware the roofers that “storm chase” and travel state to state operating fly by night operations. Typically, roofing scammers will perform shoddy work and be long gone before you have a chance to discover it. It’s always best to work with a locally established roofing company with a physical business address.

Check Experience

While most general contractors have the skill to nail down some shingles, experience is still the best teacher. Look for a roofing company that has run a solid business for at least five years to ensure you’re not dealing with a novice. You don’t want a general laborer hopping around on your rooftop with zero knowledge on how to address the basics of a roofing system.

Confirm Consistency

Your roofer should be consistent from the beginning to the end of your project. This means showing up on time each day, removing debris and trash after the workday, and keeping you informed on the project status. Firm up all these small details prior to signing any contracts to ensure the scope of work and communication stay consistent from beginning to end.

Heritage Construction is Committed to Your Roof for Life

If you’re ready to take the first step in hiring an honest and reputable roofer, you’ve come to the right place. With over 30 years of combined industry experience, Heritage knows roofs, and we know them well.

Established throughout the great state of Texas, we are thoughtful leaders in storm-related roof damage and home restoration. Contact Heritage today for a free roof inspection. We’re proud of our work and we’re committed for life. (We don’t fly by night!)

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Heritage Construction Co. Roofing and Restoration Specialists

5 Reasons Your Roof Needs Fall Maintenance

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Temperatures are cooling off and that means football, pumpkin lattes, and long weekends spent nestled indoors relaxingNot so fast. As the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, you’ll need to plan ahead and maintain the integrity of your roof before the blustery winter winds and storms come.

These are the 5 reasons it’s time to fall in love with your roof this season and prepare your home or commercial property for what lies ahead.

(Because there’s always something!)

5 Reasons Your Roof Needs Some Love in the Autumn

Assess Seasonal Damage

Spring and summer can wreak havoc on your roof thanks to heavy wind and rainstorms. If you haven’t been on the roof since you hung the lights last Christmas, who knows what shape it’s in. Whether it’s debris that’s busy composting on your shingles or the discovery of unsealed cracks that will allow the pests in, it’s better to check out potential seasonal damage and make repairs before those repairs end up costing more.

It’s Cooler

By the time autumn rolls around most everyone is ready for a break from the heat, including professional roof contractors. Fall is the perfect time to install new roof shingles because the cooler temps are ideal for the thermal sealing of asphalt shingle installation. When Old Man Winter knocks on the door, your shingles will be firmly set.

Improved Insulation

If you want to optimize your home and ensure it is energy efficient, autumn roof repair can help you save money by adding better insulation to your home. That means when you start kicking on the thermostat to heat things up, your money won’t go through the roof. (Get it?)

Brittle Shingles Break

Working with dried out and brittle shingles is no pleasant task. Instead of using nail guns to affix shingles to the roof, professionals often have to hammer down the shingles and this means more time, more money, more waste, and even a bigger headache for anyone paying for or working with shingles in cold temperatures. Stop the insanity and get those shingles installed when the time and weather conditions are ideal for preventing shingle breakage.

Storms Are Coming

Depending on your region you can expect winter storms are coming. Whether it be heavy rains, wind or snowfall, roof damage is even more likely to occur if yours has pre-existing conditions that need maintenance. By tending to these problems now you can prevent the additional expense of roof repairs from winter damage. Who really wants a leaky roof in the middle of a hailstorm?

Schedule a Free Roof Inspection

Still not sure you need fall roof maintenance? Don’t rule it out. These 5 reasons you need roof maintenance are more than enough to prove fall is the right time to prepare your home for the colder days ahead. Schedule a free roof inspection today and don’t delay. Contact Heritage Construction for all your roofing needs and repairs, and hey…take a break. We got this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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