If a home lasts long enough, it will eventually need roof repairs or a roof replacement. Though millions of Americans get their roofs replaced each year, there is still a bit of ambiguity about what is required when contemplating a roof replacement. One of the more important requirements is employing a roofing contractor who is reputable and has the specific experience that your roofing project requires. Jackson Contracting has been serving Bainbridge for many years and will be happy to help you with all of your roofing needs.
When you are in search of a local roofing contractor serving Bainbridge, IN, it is important that you ask the right questions during your free estimate in order to gain an overall understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your project is completed. Provided in the sections below is an overview of the roofing process if you have additional questions or would like to schedule your free estimate, give our Bainbridge roofing team a call today.
Strategies to Find The Roofing Contractors in Bainbridge You Need
Finding the roofing contractor in Bainbridge, IN that is best for your specific roofing needs will require some due diligence on your behalf. The easiest path to finding a contractor is to solicit referrals from friends, family, or neighbors. This group of people represents a trusted cohort that can show you real-time results and give honest opinions of their roofing contractors’ work. Many of our loyal customers refer their friends and family to us, and we are happy serving new customers as well as old ones.
However, in many cases, a direct referral for a Bainbridge roofing company may not be possible and you will have to conduct your own independent research on roofing contractors of interest. It is recommended that you schedule two to three free estimates in order to compare contractors, service, and pricing overall. We will be happy to go over our history of work throughout Bainbridge to give you a reference of the quality of work you can expect, as well as going through quotes and answer the many questions we are sure that you have. Once you have chosen a contractor that you wish to work with, there are a few questions that you should ask which are detailed in the section below.
Questions to Ask Your Roofer
Asking your potential Bainbridge roofing contractor the right questions can save you time, money, and potential agony. Listed below are some of the more important recommended questions to ask your Bainbridge roofing contractor before you sign any contracts:
- Can you provide me with proof of insurance? In the State of Indiana, roofing contractors are not required to be licensed. Thus, it is important that you ensure that they are appropriately covered in case of any accidents during the construction of your Bainbridge roof.
- Who will get the building permits? In most instances your roofing contractor will secure the Bainbridge building permits for you, however, there are rare cases in which the homeowner will have to obtain the permit themselves. It is important to have an understanding upfront.
- Can you provide me with references? Proof that customers are willing to vouch for a roofing contractor can go a long way in building trust and credibility.
- How will we handle communication during construction? If you are in danger of going over budget or there is a delay in construction, it is imperative that you have an understanding of how these issues will be communicated upfront.
- What warranties do you offer? Roofing contractors, Bainbridge and elsewhere, typically offer a material warranty as well as a warranty on craftsmanship. Ensure that you garner a complete understanding of what each warranty covers as well as what actions and/or inactions that can potentially void the warranty.
While there are plenty more questions that can be asked of your Bainbridge roofing contractor, the aforementioned are absolutely critical to ask.
What to Expect During Roofing Construction
During the construction and installation phase of your Bainbridge, IN roof installation, you can expect construction-level noises like banging on metal, saws, hammers, and more as we install your new roof. A moderately sized roofing crew will be on-site each day, as well as equipment and a large dumpster on your property and shingle pallets. Construction will typically last anywhere from one to three days depending on the complexity and size of your specific roof. In addition, inclement weather can delay roofing projects, though your roofer will more than likely attempt to schedule around it.
While construction is taking place, you can stay at home — just be prepared for construction activities and sounds during the day. If you have younger children or animals that are sensitive to noise, it will be best to house them elsewhere during the hours of construction. Once your roof is completed you can expect to have a walk-through with your roofing contractor where you will have an opportunity to inspect their work and ask questions.
Benefits of Replacing Your Roof
Replacing your roof not only increases the curb appeal of your home but also can add significant value to your home. In some cases, attempting to sell your home without first replacing your roof can put you at a severe disadvantage in the marketplace. In addition, depending on the type of material that you choose —such as a metal roof —, your roof replacement can help you to save on repair costs, as well as heating and cooling costs year-round. The money spent on your roof should be seen more as an investment and not an expense. In addition to the financial and aesthetic appeal of a new roof, it can also increase the safety of your home and help to protect the valuables and inhabitants under it. After spending ongoing money to repair a roof, you may start to recognize the value of a high-quality roofing installation to avoid these ongoing costs and surprise roof repair needs.
There are a number of options that you may want to consider for your replacement, such as metal roofing, a specialty shingle such as terra cotta, slate, or cedar shake, and a number of other choices. Your roof is one of the most visible elements of your home, so a shingle choice that you do not like, or an unsightly gutter, may reduce your curb appeal — and more importantly, may drive you nuts when you come home each evening.
Maintaining Your Roof
In order to reap the full benefits of your new roof, it is recommended that you have your roof inspected twice a year, once before winter and once before summer. In addition, stay vigilant of any leaks or visible debris on your roof. Ensure that you address small problems before they become large and expensive problems in the future. In addition, your warranty may be voided if you do not keep up an appropriate maintenance schedule and/or you neglect to clear debris in a timely manner.
In addition to maintenance for your Bainbridge roof, you will need to inspect each shingle and gutter to be certain that they are not causing more damage. As your local roofing company, we will be happy to continue to service your roof, repair and replace any broken or faulty gutter, replace errant shingles, and any other work necessary to keep your installation investment paying for itself for years to come.
If you are in search of reputable roofing companies in Bainbridge, IN that are highly rated and well experienced with a variety of roofing materials, give our dedicated customer service team at Jackson Contracting a call today to schedule your free estimate. We pride ourselves in offering trustworthy, reliable, and professional roofing services, and have been serving the Bainbridge community for many years. We look forward to hearing from you soon.