“How to Get Your Roof Fixed” published by Houzz.com, Feb. 21, 2017 provides a ‘beginner’s guide’ for homeowners to keep their roof systems intact and their homes dry.
The article provides detailed information on identifying the location of a roof system leak, and recommends contacting a professional roofing contractor if climbing up onto a roof is necessary, as well as to replace any lose or missing shingles.
Additional information on how homeowners should address roof system damage due to a weather event such as a hailstorm, strong winds or a tornado also is provided.
NRCA agrees with the information provided in the article. In addition, it is important to point out that specifics matter when it comes to different types of roof systems commonly found on residences. For example, not all metal roofs are comparable. A metal roof may describe a metal shingle roof or standing-seam metal panel roof. The materials and skill levels necessary for a quality installation or repair and expected service life lengths vary greatly depending on the type of metal roof system. Homeowners should keep this in mind when hiring a roofing contractor.
It is also to a homeowner’s advantage to work with roofing contractors who are members of roofing associations such as NRCA. Roofing contractors that are association members are established businesses whose success was built on quality work and good customer service practices and they care about the professional image of the roofing industry.
In addition, homeowners should ask for references and find out other homeowners’ experiences with a prospective roofing contractor. Reputable contractors place a high value on the customer experience since a large amount of their business is obtained through referrals.
Homeowners may locate NRCA roofing contractor members by visiting http://www.everybodyneedsaroof.com.
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