Choosing a Roofer
For your roofing project to be a success, you need to ensure you choose the right roofing contractor for the job. When you work with Marco Roofing based in Fremont, CA, you can rest assured that our highly trained contractors work to the highest standards on every installation and repair.
Make sure the standard project/safety procedures and processes are in place. Request to have the contractor explain the company’s project supervision and quality-control procedures. Some of the important things to ask are the name of the person in charge of your project, number of workers required, and estimated project completion time.
Make sure the roofing contractor has a valid contractor license and is bonded. You may want to contact the Contractors State License Board for verification. Also, find out how long the roofing contractor and his company have been in business.
Does the roofing contractor have an office where you can go to talk with an employee? For example, is there a permanent business office location, phone/fax number, tax identification number, and a business license/certification? Is the company available by phone or email to answer any questions that you might have?
Do ask the roofing contractor for proof of insurance, and make sure the insurance coverage is valid for the duration of the project. You may even want to call the insurance company yourself to verify that the company is still insured. If anything happens during the project, you may possibly be responsible for the accidents or damages that may occur on your property.
Make sure the company provides its employees with the proper work/safety training and has liability insurance and workers’ compensation in place.
Make sure the roofing contractor is financially stable.
Ask for examples of previous projects. The roofing contractor may be able to provide you with references.
Be sure that the roofing contractor provides you with a detailed, written proposal and review it for a complete description of the work and specifications, including estimated project start and end dates and payment procedures.
Make sure that the company is a licensed and approved applicator by the manufacturers for the roofing materials you have chosen to use.
Find out if the roofing contractor is a member of any industry associations, such as Diamond Certified or Associated Roofing Contractor of the Bay Area Counties. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to professionalism and customer satisfaction.
- Diamond Certification is an independent rating company that actually calls the company’s customers & conducts surveys to verify that the company is consistently delivering a quality product.
- If the company holds one or more of the associations’ memberships, contact those associations to make sure there aren’t any previous complaints filed against the roofing contractor.
Find out what type of warranties the company offers. Read carefully and understand your rights clearly before signing the contract.
Choosing Your Materials
There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing the material for your roof.
How do you want your house to look?
The material you choose for your roof will affect the appearance of your house. For example, changing your roofing material from wood shake to tile or composition shingles will make a big difference. You can also choose from different types of shingles and tiles to change up the look.
How much money do you want to spend?
Composition shingles are usually the least expensive option. Tile is more expensive than composition, and wood shake is usually the most expensive.
Will you need to walk on your roof for maintenance purposes?
Solar panels, HVAC systems, and other equipment will require you to get on your roof sometimes to complete maintenance. Composition is the easiest material to walk on without causing damage. However, you can walk on tile or shake if you do so properly.
For how long will you be living in the house?
If you won’t be living in the house for a long time, you may not want to spend a ton of money on the roof.
How much of your roof is visible?
If your roof is highly visible to others, you may want to spend more money on a more aesthetically pleasing roof. If it is not visible, you may not want to spend as much money on appearances.
For more information about our company and why we are the right choice for your roofing project, or to get started, give us a call or fill out the form below!
43230 Osgood Rd Fremont, CA 94539
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