Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Tips For Dealing With A Residential Roof Installation Company

by Edgar Cruz

Taking on a residential roof installation project can present a number of challenges, but dealing with the company that you've hired doesn't need to be one of them. Before you place your signature on a contract, take the time to think about these aspects of setting up your project and how the company will address them.

Give the Agreement a Thorough Read

A major bone of contention on many jobs is the question of exactly who agreed to what in the deal. Were there overt guarantees made? If so, was there a warranty on the labor, or did the warranty only apply to the materials?

Bear in mind that there can be very nice things in a contract, too. For example, you might learn that the warranty for the roof is transferable to the next owner of the house.

If you have questions about a concept in a contract, look it up online and discuss with others. Should there be disagreement about it, you may need to take a moment to show it to a lawyer. It's better to abundantly cautious than to end up in a deal you didn't truly understand.


In addition to clear contract guarantees, there are other assurances a residential roofing services firm can make. For example, are they licensed, bonded, and insured? Do they offer testimonials from other customers, and can you contact those folks to discuss their experiences dealing with the company? Taking the time to get the details on these sorts of assurances can go a long way toward determining whether you might pick Company A or Company B to tackle your project.

Understanding Specialties

Depending on the type of roof you're installing, there may be more to it than just putting shingles on it. Metal roofing installation, for example, is a highly specialized trade that calls for unique equipment. It looks great when the job is done, but you also can expect to pay more because that's just the economics of specialized trades.

Dig Into the Details

You should take the time to go over the specifics of a project, too. Even a seemingly standard job, such as doing a shingled roof, can be more involved than you anticipate. The slope of the roof may call for additional equipment to be used by the contractor, and unusual or numerous nooks and crannies in a roof may be more time-consuming to address.

For more information, reach out to a residential roof installation service.


About Me

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!