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Perhaps winter weather has been unkind to your home and has damaged your roof. Perhaps you’re looking for a way to make your home’s curb appeal stand out in your neighborhood. Whatever your reason for needing a new roof or roofing repair, you’ll also need a roofing contractor.
If you’re not sure where to start your search, you’ve found it here. Also, if you’re all set on your project’s details, you can find a local roofing contractor here.
Identifying What Work Needs Done
First things first; you’ll need to determine what work you want your roofing contractor to actually do. It seems simple at first, an install or repair, right? True, but the devil’s in the details for every home improvement project.
If you need a roof repair, you’ll need to know how much to budget based on the extent of damage. Also, check with your home insurance company to determine if said repairs are covered by your policy. Are you looking for a short-term fix or a long-term solution? Patching a hole might get you through a season or two, but there might be hidden damage to your roof that can resurface in the future and cause more problems. Once you determine the fix, discuss project extent and pricing further with your local roofing repair contractor.
Sometimes, a roof replacement is an unfortunate necessity due to damage. Other times, it’s an elective upgrade for your home! Let’s focus on the latter of these two situations.
Replacing a roof is not a trivial task for any handyman, but a major home improvement project that requires an experienced professional home roofing contractor. Your home itself is a variable for the cost and difficulty of a roofing project. A larger home most likely requires a larger roof and therefore a larger budget. Also, the steeper your roof, the more difficult and therefore expensive the project will be. You can find more information on measuring your roof’s area and pitch here. Also, consult Improvenet’s roofing cost calculator once you determine those measurements to get a better idea of what to expect from an estimate.
Like most home improvement ventures, you have an extensive list of options when it comes to roofing types and materials. When you’ve chosen your new roofing material, make sure that your roofing contractor installs that type of material. Also, make sure that roofing material is right for your home, functionally and aesthetically. A good roofing contractor will be able to provide you with feedback for your roofing plans to whether such a plan is a good idea or not.
Finding A Roofing Contractor
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The easiest way to connect with a local roofing is to start with our roofing project form. All you’ll need to do is enter your ZIP code so we can match you with roof building contractors who serve your area. From there, answer a few questions about your project like the requested service type, your timeframe and your home’s property type. It’s best to provide as much detail as possible to the roofing contractor, so feel free to include a description of the damage (if you’re looking for repairs) or your roof’s measurements and your desired roofing material. The more information the home roofing contractor has, the better. He or she will be able to provide a project estimate faster and more accurately right off the bat.
You can also browse our directory of service providers to find your perfect roofing contractor. First, select your home state, then your city and finally, select what roofing project you’re interested in. From there, you’ll be able to see a list of your local roofing contractors along with their services provided and reviews from other homeowners. You can also see certifications, Better Business Bureau ratings and if the roofing contractor belongs to a trade group like the National Roofing Contractors Association.
Whether you need a completely new metal, asphalt or tiled roof, a hole patched or just your gutters cleaned out, a local roofing professional will be able to get your job done right. Which roof contractor you choose is up to you, but as stated above, make sure you're able to provide as much information as possible to streamline the estimate process. Hopefully, you now have a better idea where to start to find a local roofing contractor.