The costs of a typical roof replacement are usually through the roof, so to speak. With so much at stake, it’s important to maximize the service you’ll be getting. This is why homeowners also take this opportunity to ask their roofers pertinent questions about their roofs while they still have the professionals around.
Knowing your roof and its history would help you make better decisions about its care in the future. If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you might not have all the information available. Luckily, your roofer can provide you with the answers you’re looking for. Our professionals at Expert Contracting lay out a few essential questions you need to ask your roofing contractor.
How Old Is Your Roof?
Most roofing companies estimate the life span of an asphalt shingle roof to be about 15 to 20 years, with the need for repairs becoming more frequent as your roof approaches the 15-year mark. Unfortunately, most homeowners aren’t usually aware of the age of their roof so don’t forget to ask your roofer this important detail. While they might not be able to tell you its exact age, they can still provide you with a close estimate.
What Warranties Does Your Roof Have?
Warranties can cover both labor and materials. If your contractor is the one who installed the roof, they should be able to give you information about its warranty coverage. At the very least, they should know the details about its labor warranty. For materials, on the other hand, it might be better to call the manufacturer themselves.
Are There Any Problems With the Roof?
Routine inspections can definitely help spot problems that require immediate roof repair services. Don’t hesitate to ask your contractor about any potential problems they might detect as they carry out their check-ups. Preventing these issues from occurring in the first place is definitely better having to deal with them when they get worse.
Our roofing professionals at Expert Contracting will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your roof. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate on repairs or replacements today. We serve homeowners in West Seneca, and nearby areas in NY.