There are many reasons for roof repair and Longmont roofing companies can efficiently help with all and any of them. Whether you need minor repairs, such as the replacement of a shingle or of some tiles on your roof, or a major intervention, such as the replacement of structural elements or even or an entire roof, local Longmont roofing companies will help you with timely interventions to restore the strength and the attractive appearance of the roof. Here is what the process involves.
Your Homework: Finding the Right Roofer
There are several steps that you need to complete before you hire a roofer. First of all, you need to identify the roofers available in your area and you will need to pick three or four of them based on criteria of legal operation, experience and the services offered.
Roofing is complex trade that includes the repair, maintenance, installation and replacement of various roof types and a wide array of materials. Given this complexity, most roofers specialize in certain materials and roof types – while some of them handle only pitched roofs, others specialize in low-sloping structures and most roofers also limit the types of materials that they handle. To ensure the success of your roofing project, you need local Longmont roofers that have vast experience in handling the type of roof that you have as well as the material that your roof is made from.
Another very important thing to check before a roofer is the contractor’s license to provide roofing services and their insurance policies. To be allowed to provide roofing work legally, contractors need to have a state-issued license and they also need to carry at least a general liability insurance and a worker’s compensation insurance.
The next step in finding the right Longmont roofer is to request written cost estimates from three or four roofers and to compare the documents in terms of the service range included, the quality of the materials to be used, the warranties offered and the final price. Ideally, the roofer should handle the disposal of any waste generated during the roof repair, so check the estimates based on that aspect as well.
What the Repair Process Will Involve
Your roofer will, first of all, assess the condition of the roof (this phase usually takes place before the roofer provides the roof repair cost estimate), then the contractor will discuss the repair options with the client. The contractor that you choose based on the process described above will return on their own or with their team to perform the repair. The process will involve the preparation of the repair site, the delivery of the roofing materials necessary for the repair (if any), the repair work itself and the cleaning of the job site, usually followed by the disposal of the waste generated during the repair work. While the roof preparation and repair are the roofer’s responsibility entirely, the client might also need to participate, moving their vehicles out of the way and covering any sensitive vegetation that might be damaged during the roofing work.