Does Your Roof Have Weather Damage? What To Look For In A Quote And Roofing Maintenance Provider

Posted on: 20 April 2023

When rough weather damages the home's roof, and the roof has been poorly maintained over time, you want to get an inspection. A professional inspection allows you to discover what damages are on the exterior and interior of the roof structure.

There are many signs that it's time to repair your roof and possibly replace shingles. Some of the signs there is damage include:

  • Mold growth and mildew spots
  • Pools of water
  • Damaged shingles
  • Warped wood
  • Missing shingles
  • Discoloration

Once you are aware of these issues, a professional inspection will give you more specifics and help you decide what types of repairs are best.

Sometimes more than one inspection and appraisal for the work allows you to see different repair options and conclusions.  Here are some of the details that should be provided and documented in your quote.

Itemized Expenses

You should have exact numbers for the cost of the permits, labor, materials, and for cleanup services that may be needed after or the cost of a dumpster. You want to see the costs so you can compare costs between the different quotes you get.

Project Details

Establishing details like the timeline for the project, including the estimated start and completion date, is important before you choose a company. You also want to know who the manager for your specific project will be. The required payment terms and information are also important. Inquire about what methods of payment are accepted in advance as well.

Contractor Qualifications

Each company should have its contact information on the quote.  Also, a list of accreditations, certifications, and licenses. Ask about what liability insurance coverage the company carries, and if they are registered with the Better Business Bureau. There are many things that can go wrong when you're working on a roof, and the company should insure their own employees for these risks.

A roof that has damage can compromise the structure of the home, and cause problems down to the foundation. Talk with local roof maintenance professionals to find out how much it will cost to get your roof repaired, and if there are areas that need to be replaced. You may also want to add spray foam insulation under the roof, for water protection and structure improvement.

If you must replace the entire roof, ask if they have a financing program available for homeowners. The sooner you get your roof fixed, the sooner you can rest easy knowing that you don't have roofing problems that are putting your entire home at risk.