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Selecting A Suitable Roofing Contractor

You require the best roofing contractor to replace your roof. Considering the big investment, it is your onus to ensure that you select a suitable agency. Ask yourself the 10 questions before hiring a roof installation company.

1. How long has the company been in the business?

Would you entrust the job of repairing your car to a mechanic who has only two weeks of experience? The same rule applies when selecting a roofing contractor. Make sure that the company has years of experience and has successfully completed many roofing jobs over the years. Also, check the quality of their work. You can rest assured that professional companies are always there by your side to fix problems that arise after the completion of a roofing job. Never opt for a company that offers rock bottom prices, as they might compromise on the quality of their work. Remember, you get what you pay for.

2. Double check insurance and license

Roofing jobs require lots of experience as well as professional safety equipment and tools. Roofing contractors of repute have licenses and permits for every job they undertake. They also have third party insurance, which covers both their staff as well as you in the event a mishap takes place during the job. Never hire an uninsured contractor.

3. Check their past work

Reputation is vital for all business that provides different types of services. Visit the website of the company whose service you want to use and check the testimonials left by their previous clients. If necessary, contact a few of them and ask if they were satisfied by the quality of work provided by the company.

Be aware of contractors who falsely misrepresent the quality of their work by hiring writers to write excellent reviews about them. It is highly improbable that companies that have completed thousands of roofing jobs will have a five-star rating. Most of them typically have ratings in the region of 4.5 stars (95%).

4. Price is not the only factor

Never depend on a single estimate. It is ideal to go for a minimum of five estimates from reputable companies with a good track record and select a few that offer the best deal and are located close to you. Request them to send their consultant, allow him to inspect the condition of your roof, and provide you with details of the tasks required to fix it, along with the price. Once you have found out a contractor that can solve your problems without denting your bank balance, hand over the job to them.

5. Get financing agreements in writing

Ensure that all aspects of your roofing installation contractor are in black and white. Apart from this, you should be able to interpret the financing terms and conditions too. Trustworthy roofing companies will assign a knowledgeable employee to explain the details of the contract and answer any queries you might have about payment. If you find any confusing clause in the contract, request the employee to clarify it.

6. Ask who will perform the installation

Ensure that the roofing company sends their specialists for the job. The harsh reality is that certain roofing contractors outsource their job to 3rd party independent contractors. In such a scenario, the roofing materials’ manufacturer will not honor the warranty that comes with the materials. In addition, you have no way to know if the independent contractor has qualified staff to install your new roof.

7. Query what happens in case you are not satisfied with the work

Irrespective of how carefully you plan the roofing job, chances are that things might not proceed exactly as planned. You need to know in advance how the company will react in case an error occurs. It is nearly impossible fly by night operators whose sole aim is to swindle you of your hard earned money. We do not accept payment until you are satisfied with our job. In case any problem occurs, we are by your side to fix it.

8. Ask about Unplanned Repairs

Any type of unplanned repairs typically results in chaos and disaster. For example, the moment you start ripping out cabinets or knocking down walls, you are likely to face additional problems or the need for additional repairs. It is the same with roofs too. In certain cases moisture damages or rots the decking. In other cases the crew might discovers water damage, which needs repairing before additional moisture enters the property. Query your roofing contractor how the way it takes care of unexpected repairs.

9. Will the contractor rip off your old roof?

Certain roofing companies fix new shingles atop an old roof, which is undesirable. It adds additional weight to an ageing roof that needs new decking plus does not fix underlying problems like damages hidden by old shingles. Remember, hidden problems can lead to major repairs in the future.

Putting new shingles on an existing roof only covers up the damages but does not fix the problem. It can be a cheap and effective solution in the short term; however, the problems will resurface in the future, causing problems for you and forcing you to opt for repairing your roof again, burning a huge hole in your pocket in the process.

10. Ask if the roofing contractor is authorized to undertake installation jobs

Is your professional roofing Vancouver contractor an authorized installer and a preferred partner of the shingle manufacturer? You need to consider this seriously, as the manufacturers will not honor their warranty when you get your roofs installed by a roofer that is not authorized for such jobs.

Welcome To Ocean County Roofing!

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor in Ocean County, you’ve come to the right place. We take immense pride in doing our own part in keeping the homes and businesses of all of Ocean County in top shape, and we know that our roofing work can go a long way in maintaining this level of civic pride and engagement. We hope that you’ll examine our customer testimonials and see how much we commit to getting the details right. Whether you need a roof repair, roof inspection, shingle repair, roof re-tar, masonry repair, chimney repair, or anything else, we’re here to serve you. No project is too large or too small. Give us a call  or visit us on the web for more information, and we will be thrilled to talk to you more about our roles in the community and we can best help complete your project.

A Reputation For Excellence Sets Us Apart At Ocean County Roofing

We’re incredibly proud of our team here at Ocean County Roofing. Our colleagues are GAF-certified and dedicated to their profession. They work hard, they work fast, and they work for you. This certification is the roofing industry’s most stringent licensing standard and guarantees that nobody but the most skilled and experienced roofers are working on your building. With experience in every kind of masonry, glass, siding, tar, shingle, and heavy industrial surface, we’re confident that our team can meet your needs. Call us today to learn more about the services that we provide — we can help assess your upcoming project and give you an estimate of costs. Whether residential, commercial, industrial, or anything else, you can take stock in the fact that Ocean County Roofing has you covered. Speak with a customer service representative today to learn more about our various offerings.

Our Customer Satisfaction At Ocean County Roofing Is Second To None

It’s well understood that protecting your roof is critical to protecting the integrity of your investment. Because we live and work in the same towns and neighborhoods as our customers, we take a special pride in working hard in maintaining their homes and businesses — we feel invested, too. We’re proud to properly serve Ocean County and the surrounding area with a fantastic record of customer service that far precedes us. We can handle any number of roofing tasks, from leak repair, to re-shingling sections or an entire roof, to gutter replacement, to the installation of energy efficient shingles that can lower your home or business’s heating costs exponentially. Whatever the task may be, you can rest assured that Ocean County Roofing is here to serve you. We are proud to offer all these services, and even more proud to serve our wonderful neighbors. We would appreciate the chance to further discuss our services, so visit us on the web or give our customer team a call at any time to talk more as well.