It’s not possible to deny it or put it off. The ceiling has water spots. There are a few shingles on your roof. You have raccoons, squirrels, or birds in your attic. No matter what the reason, it is clear that you need new roofing.

Choose The Right Roofing Contractor For The Job.

Finding the right roofing contractor is the first step to a new or repaired roof.

Search for the top, most experienced roofers in your local area. Check out our independent roofing contractors network in the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network.

Independent roofing contractors and companies in the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network have been selected for their dedication to quality workmanship, reliability, customer service, and customer service.

They must also meet strict standards and adhere to certain requirements.

  • All required licenses from the state and local governments.
  • General liability insurance must be at least $1,000,000
  • Screening for customer service and financial stability.

Hiring An Experienced Roofer Vs. Diy

It is a major job that will require a large investment in your home. A trusted and qualified roofer will make sure the job gets done correctly. They will be familiar with roofing materials, safety regulations, building codes, and other requirements. The warranty options will give you peace of mind knowing that your roofing contractor will stand behind the work for many years.

You can do a roof repair or roof replacement yourself, but we recommend hiring professional roofing to meet your specific needs!

Checklist For A Roofing Contractor

Most homeowners begin with a list that includes two to five roofing contractors. They then meet with two to three before finalizing their decision about who they want to hire.

You can start your search for qualified roofing contractors online or ask friends and family for recommendations. However, this may not provide all the information that you need to determine who is qualified.

13 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Roofer

It is dangerous to rely on gut feelings or recommendations for your contractor’s recommendation. Here are 13 questions you can ask to narrow down your choices and find the right roofing contractor for your project.

  1. Are you covered for accidental damage? Owens Corning Roofing Platinum and Preferred Contractors have at least $1,000,000 of general liability insurance.
  2. Are you able to provide additional warranty or workmanship coverage? A roofing contractor should be able to offer a limited warranty, which may include workmanship coverage. Owens Corning Roofing Platinum and Preferred Contractors offer a variety of Roofing System Limited Warranty options that provide up to a lifetime** material and workmanship coverage.
  3. Can you explain my warranty? Learn if defective shingles can be replaced at a prorated cost, original cost, or if additional labor costs are added. Learn more about roofing warranties at Owens Corning.
  4. What roofing materials should you use for my roof? Learn more about Owens Corning(r) roofing products.
  5. Can you give me a written estimate? An estimate should include a detailed description of the work and any work that will need to be sub-contracted out.
  6. Are you in compliance with all local building codes and codes? Your roofer must be familiar with all relevant building codes.
  7. Please give me a list with references. Call a few references.
  8. Do you conduct a thorough inspection? Your roofing contractor should inspect the entire roofing system, including the deck, attic flashing, chimney, and soil stacks.
  9. Are you able to check for adequate ventilation? The roofer should inspect the attic and explain the importance of proper ventilation. To determine if your current ventilation system works properly, you should inspect the roof from the inside. Incorrect ventilation can cause damage to your shingles and invalidate the warranty. To calculate the amount of ventilation that you will need to maintain a healthy attic, use our ventilation calculator.
  10. Will you use synthetic underlayment? Roofers can install either a felt or synthetic underlayment to protect your roof deck. You should ensure that your contractor uses a synthetic product to protect against water absorption, mold, and leaks. Learn more about Owens Corning(r) synthetic underlayment products.
  11. Do you plan to install water and ice barriers? You may need additional ice or water barriers between the wood deck and the shingles, depending on the conditions. Learn more about Owens Corning(r), ice, and water barrier products.
  12. Are you going to follow the manufacturer’s instructions? Because of the possibility of voiding your warranty, it is important that your roofer be familiar with all specifications. You can download Owens Corning(r) and Roofing product specifications from all product pages. They are also available in our Doc Library.
  13. Can you give me a detailed explanation of my roofing system? So you can make informed decisions. Build your roof (tm) to choose each layer and component of your Owens corning(r) Total Protection Roofing System(r).

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