It isn’t uncommon for people to look for the “easy way out” when it comes to home repairs. Maybe their handy neighbor offers to do the job for less than a professional would charge. Perhaps the guy advertising online can do the job tomorrow. People may even decide to take on the task themselves.
For many small jobs, any of the above might be fine. But when it comes to putting (and keeping) a roof over your head, it may be wise to consider a professional. Below are five advantages of choosing a certified roofing contractor.
- Quality of materials
The “friend of a friend” will likely be buying generic roofing materials from a big box store. They may not be the right type for your climate and they may not be built to last. Roofing is a customized job and a certified roofing contractor will be using high quality materials that are best suited for both your home and climate conditions.
- Quality of work
Manufacturers of roofing materials have unique specifications that need to be followed and there are also strict local and regional codes regarding roof installations. Hiring someone who is not a certified contractor is likely to be unaware of these regulations and runs the risk of installing a roof on your home that is not in compliance.
- Long-term Cost
You may think you’ll be saving a bundle by not hiring a contractor. While that may be true now, the long-term costs of a poorly installed roof are sure to come back to haunt you down the road in the form of maintenance and repairs, water damage in the home or a roof that needs to be replaced well before its time.
Certified roofing contractors will take the proper safety precautions while working on your roof. Plus, a certified contractor will have insurance that will alleviate you of any financial responsibility should an accident occur. Anyone who is not a certified contractor is unlikely to have the proper insurance and will be putting you at risk.
- Warranty options
Certified roofing contractors stand by their work and will typically offer some sort of warranty. An uncertified laborer will usually excuse themselves of any future responsibility once the job is complete.
Call Atlantic Roofing Company
Now that you know why it’s best to call a certified roofing contractor, make that call to Atlantic Roofing Company. We’re happy to provide you with a free estimate for your home and we continually offer special deals and discounts for new roofs. Don’t live with an uncertified roof hanging over your head. Call us today.