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Price Isn’t Everything When It Comes To Roofing

Pricing isn’t everything when it comes to getting your roofing project completed. In fact, in many construction projects price should not be your first consideration. There are many reasons why you don’t want to go for the cheapest bid from contractors. If you are considering having your roof redone, you should look into all of the different factors that go into getting a quality, affordable roof. Low pricing could indicate that the contractor you are considering is using low quality products. Low quality products can cause problems. Sometimes tiles don’t stick to the roof when the tar is of poor quality and they will fall off and break on the ground. If the tiles themselves are made of low quality material then you run the risk of having them break and not protecting the roof the way they are designed to do. When a contractor has a low price it could also indicate that they are not adequately insured, licensed, and/or bonded. If they lack one of these or a complete coverage on one of these than you could be out a lot of money should something happen on the job site. For example, some contractors do not have workers compensation so if a worker gets hurt on the site you might be held responsible. If a contractor is making offers that are way under the other companies in the area it could be that they are looking to take your money and disappear. This isn’t always true, it could be that the company has little, if any, training. When trying to find a roofer in Denver, Colorado it...

Beware of Storm Chasers

When you are seeking a roofer to repair or replace your roof in Denver, you are going to want to make sure that the company will be one that will be there for the life of your roof. Many companies from outside of Colorado come in to offer you “too good to be true” rates and do only the work that is absolutely necessary to keep the roof stable above your head, if that. Should you need to have your roof repaired or replaced after a storm you should first contact your insurance company. Often times your insurance company will have a list of people in your area that they work with regularly. The people that have been used by your insurance company will be the best because the insurance company does not want to have to pay for your roof to be worked on again. If your insurance company won’t provide you with a list or the people on the list are too busy turn to Build Zoom. Build Zoom is a list of contractors around the United States. On this list contractors have been rated and reviewed by real customers. The administrators of Build Zoom work hard to ensure that all reviews and ratings are real and fair. A major sign that someone is trying to pull a storm chasing scam on you is if they show up at your door unsolicited. Storm chasers want to get to you before you have the chance to find a reputable business. Most reputable businesses know that you will come to them and don’t go door to door. If someone...

Why Your Roofer Should be Permitted and Insured

Choosing the right roofer can take time. You not only want to make sure that they will use quality materials, but you want to make sure you use a reputable, experienced roofing company. When you are looking for a contractor of any kind, including a roofer, you should ensure that they are bonded, and insured. This not only protects the roofer but protects you as a homeowner. The most common type of insurance carried by a contractor is liability insurance. This covers the contractor should there be property damage or injuries caused by the contractor working. The second type of insurance carried by some contractors is workers compensation. By having workers compensation a contractor is covered should a worker get injured no matter who is found to be at fault. This also covers workers families should there be a death on the job. Workers compensation insurance should be carried by a roofer that you hire. Roofing is done on an elevated platform and the risk for injuries is significant. If a roofer gets injured and you don’t have workers compensation then you could be stuck paying the bill for any hospitalization, medical aid, and/or missed work time. You don’t want to be saddled with a bill that could take away money from your own pocket. Before you hire a contractor make sure that they show you their certificates of insurance. These certificates will allow you to see if the company’s insurance is up to date. Some contractors attempt to show out of date certificates in order to get business without having to pay extra fees. Your roofer should always...

Avoid These 6 Costly Roofing Mistakes

There are many costly mistakes that you can make when you are looking to hire any kind of construction company, including a roofer. The most common roofing mistakes can often be avoided by knowing what to look for before you choose a roofer. Take a look at these 6 costly mistakes and see how you can prevent them from happening during your project. 1. Failing to Vet the Company Not fulling vetting a roofing company can potentially cause many problems. Some companies are storm chasers who come in to town after a big storm, and offer you, or your insurance, an unbelievably low quote to do your work. As soon as the work is done you realize the project was completed using subpar parts and workmanship, now the company is gone and you are left with a bad roof. Failing to make sure that a company is bonded and insured can lead you to having to pay for any mistakes, damage, or injuries the contractor causes. To properly vet any company ask for references, check that the company is a registered company, and view bonding and insurance paperwork. It doesn’t hurt to call the bonding and insurance companies to verify that the payments are up to date and the plans are good. 2. Cutting Corners Cutting corners can be a costly mistake, albeit one that you won’t notice at first. When you cut corners you are often using less than optimal construction supplies or equipment. While your roof may stay together at first, the chances that something will happen to your roof go up significantly over time. It may...

Why You Should Certify Your Roof when Selling Your Home in Denver

Having your roof certified can increase the value of your home and the ability to sell it. A five year certification is not required in Denver, Colorado but it will set you ahead of any seller that does not have their roof certified. A five year certification is an inspection of your roof by a professional contractor. They will check to see if there are any signs that the roof will leak or breakdown in a five year period. The certification of the roof is mainly a visual inspection of the roof, although the contractor may poke or prod tiles. A contractor goes on to the roof and inspects the shingles and roofing materials to determine whether they will prevent moisture from entering. Additionally, they are inspecting the durability of the material and the potential upkeep cost. If you don’t think that your roof will pass a five year certification, or you want a shorter period, you can also get your roof certified for two or three years. The process for the shorter certifications is the same, the inspector is simply forecasting for a shorter time period. Roofing professionals who provide five year inspections are thoroughly trained in roofing and have the ability to detect faults in the roof. These professionals have been working in the field for quite some time, and have the experience necessary to identify any potential future problems with your roof. It’s not just for looks Aside from looking better when trying to sell your home, many lenders actually require that your roof be inspected before your buyer’s mortgage is approved. If you do not...

6 Steps To Choosing A Roofer In Denver, CO

Are you looking to find a roofer in Denver, CO? There are many factors that go into finding any contractor, but these six things will help you find a roofer quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality. If you use this guide you will have a new, quality, affordable roof in Denver, Colorado in no time. Find a Roofing Contractor in Denver To find the perfect roofing contractor you can begin your search on roofing websites and directories. Build Zoom is one of the best directories in which to find contractors because of it’s ratings from actual customers. You know that you will get an accurate rating when you find a roofer on Build Zoom. Before you come close to deciding on a roofer you may want to learn a little bit about roofing. There are many online guides about roofing for people who are not familiar with the specifics of the industry.  By learning about roofing you can learn what makes for a good choice in roofing companies. Friends and family who have had their roofs worked on recently are probably the best place to start looking for contractors.  Ratings on the internet are a good start, but they can’t beat knowing someone who has used the contractor before. Selecting a Roofer By now, you have probably found a list of contractors that you are considering for your roofing project. The next step is to spend some time vetting them in order to eliminate contractors from the list who are not a good fit. Recently, homeowners have been having a hard time getting contractors to call them back. If...

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