Some of the most obvious signs of a roof in need are repair are the following:
Water spots on the ceiling in your home
Cracked, missing or damaged shingles
Roofing materials which have exceeded their warranty period
Excess shingle granules in storm gutters
Damaged or missing flashing
Roofing materials are buckling
Algae stains or moss growth
If you notice any of these items, it\’s important you have a roof inspection as soon as possible. The good news is, often times a roof inspection will reveal the need for a simple repair rather than replacing the entire roof system. Do not put off the inspection as this can lead to further damage to the integrity of your home.
At One Wy Roofing, we\’re Haag Certified Roof Inspectors which means we\’ve been through a very complete training program to ensure we don\’t overlook even the most minute details during a roof inspection. Make sure your roof is inspected by a professional and not a roofing salesperson.
Factors to consider when buying a roof
Once you\’ve determined you\’re in need a new roof system, there are a number of factors you\’ll need to consider. Make sure you take the time to ask questions and evaluate what your specific needs are based on your current situation. There isn\’t one solution that works for all homeowners.
Make sure the roofing materials you choose are acceptable by your current homeowners association as well as any local area building codes. Different counties and even some towns can have certain material requirements.
Don\’t immediately assume you should go with the longest warranty available. If you\’re not planning on being in your home for the length of the warranty, you\’re spending more money than needed. Also, make sure the materials company has a history of standing by their warranty. If they go out of business, you\’re warranty is worthless.
It\’s vital you have a certified roof inspector look at your roof for any possible damage which is covered by your homeowners insurance. This can save you a considerable amount of money and many homeowners don\’t know what to look for. We\’re experts in handling insurance claims and can help you with this process.
Make sure you\’re dealing with a reputable contractor in good standing with the state of Florida as well as the Better Business Bureau. One Way Roofing works extremely hard to maintain our very high reputation and can provide you with the references needed to give you peace of mind.
The state of Florida has put a lot of safeguards in place to protect you from unscrupulous roofing contractors. It\’s very important you also take action to protect yourself and your home.
Here are some basic steps you can take right now to ensure you\’re dealing with a reputable roofing contractor.
“I used One Way for my home in Palm Beach after being referred by a friend. I am very happy with the work, they completed it on schedule and there prices were fair compared to other quotes I had received, I'd definitely refer them..”
“Finding myself with a leaking roof and a dishonest previous roofer made me very hesitant to call another for help. I was very impressed by the compassion and honesty displayed by Mike and his colleagues at One Way Roofing. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for honesty and reliability in their roofing needs. Thanks again, Mike!.”
January 15, 2013
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