Coverage – An Introduction

After having made some preliminary decisions about your roofing needs, here are some things to consider when you begin the process.

1. How to find a qualified roofing contractor.

Qualified roofing contractors should have the appropriate licenses for your area. Each state has its own licensing requirements. If the contractor does not offer proof of their license, contact your local contractors board to find out. Your roofing contractor should be insured with both workers compensation and general liability insurance. Be sure to get references from the roofing contractor’s previous clients to determine their level of craftsmanship.

2. What caused the roof to be damaged in the first place?

Was your roof damaged due to wear and tear of the elements, such as wind or moisture? Is your roof problems occur because of poor design? Have your roof was not properly maintained over the years?

3. Information about roofing styles, materials and maintenance.

The most common roof styles are gable and hip. Other, more unique styles include mansard, hood and shed. There are two categories of roofing materials, and pitched flat. Pitched roof materials include slate, metal, tile and shingles” and “shakes”. Flat roof materials include tar, flat roofs, rubber, and gravel.

for Preventive maintenance is important in order to make the necessary repairs before you have a roof emergency. Have your roof inspected twice per year by a professional roofing contractor.

4. How to create proper roof ventilation.

the Proper roof ventilation is important to prevent ice dams and it will lower your energy costs because you will not be needlessly heating or cooling your attic.

5. How to protect your roof and home from the harsh weather conditions and ice dams.

Your roof will be protected from ice dams with proper ventilation, which keeps the roof surface at a constant temperature, which allows ice dams to form at the eaves. Also, waterproofing underlayment helps to protect your roof from water damage and leakage.


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