It can be quite challenging to find and hire a good contractor. Great Myrtle Beach homes aren’t worth anything without a great roof, but you can’t get that without researching the type of repairs or hiring a professional contractor.
What can you do to ensure your roof is in great shape? Above The Rest Roofing is sharing a few tips to ensure you are properly caring for your roof.
Roof Repair Tips
If your shingles are looking shabby, it is time to replace them. Waiting will just allow the damage to worsen. If you tackle the issue immediately, you could wind up saving yourself a lot of money. Keeping a roof maintained can help it last a long time.
While leaks sometimes can be caused by shingles that are faulty, be sure you look at your roof’s foundation too. Dry rot in siding can lead to leaks. Check all areas to make sure that there is no deterioration.
Metal roofs are starting to become popular in the south and will last much longer than a standard asphalt roof. A metal roof is the best protection from the damage we saw last spring with Hurricane Matthew. If your roof is over twenty years old and it is not a metal roof, it is time to consider replacement. Above the Rest Roofing can help you decide what is best for your home.
There are several important questions that one should ask a roofing contractor prior to the contract signing:
- Are you licensed for Horry or Florence Counties?
- Do you carry liability insurance that covers the property and workers? Call the insurance company to verify the insurance is active.
- Do you clean up the area at the end of each day?
- Can you provide a list of satisfied customers?
If the contractor does not provide you with an adequate response, then seek out another one.
First ask people you know whether they have used a roofing contractor recently and whether they can recommend him to you. Ask those you trust if the work they had done was good quality and whether they think the price was reasonable. Inquire about post-job cleanup and about the warranty covering repairs in the future.
If you have a leak and the roofing contractor won’t be there for a while, then you should do what you can to fix the leak temporarily (and you may want to consider calling a contractor that is more responsive.) Get yourself a piece of heavy plastic and you can nail that over the leaking area. This is a temporary repair that allows you to hire a contractor to fix the problem permanently.
Always check the status of your roofer’s license before hiring him. If you do not know what licenses are required, don’t simply take your roofer’s word. Research the relevant agency and contact them directly. With the booming construction in our area, there are temporary workers coming in from all over the country that do not have the proper license and insurance.
The roof is the true defense against weather, sun and all other damaging elements. It also takes hits from these elements, which can cause damage and make a case for repairs or possible replacement. Above The Rest Roofing offers free roof inspections to determine what needs to be done. You can rely on us to be fair and reliable.
Above The Rest Roofing
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Florence Roofing Experts