5 Things To Go Over With The Roofing Company So You're Prepared To Get A New Roof

Getting a new roof is a big step, so you'll want to spend time discussing roofing topics with the roofing company when they come to give you a quote for the work. By the time the roofing company representative leaves, you should feel comfortable with your choice in roofing and the process as it will unfold. Here are some things you might want to go over with the roofer.

1. The Permit Process 

You shouldn't have to worry about the permit. The roofer should handle that for you, but you'll still need to pay for it. The cost will be included in your roofing estimate. The roofer submits the permit request and then they wait to get approval from the city. The time it takes to get approval is not under the roofer's control.

2. The Choice In Roofing

Discuss different types of roofing with your contractor so you understand the pros, cons, and costs of each. The roofer might show photos of different roofing materials or they might even have some samples. You'll need to choose the color too if you opt for an asphalt shingle roof or a metal roof.

3. The Warranties

It's important to understand your roof warranties because you don't want to do anything that might void them. You'll probably get a warranty from the roofing material manufacturer that covers failure of the roof parts, but it doesn't cover things like storm damage. The other warranty you'll get is from the installer. They may warranty the installation work for a time after the roof is installed.

4. The Start Date And Completion Time

Work on your roof may not begin right away if you're getting a new roof during the busy season. You'll want an estimate of the start and completion dates so you can make arrangements to take off from work or to take your kids and pets somewhere when the work is going on so they won't be bothered by the pounding noises.

5. An Overview Of All The Work To Be Done

All roofing jobs aren't the same. Besides putting shingles on, the roofing company may need to put on flashing or repair the water-damaged deck. All of the labor and expenses should be detailed in the quote you receive. You'll also want to ask how long the quote is effective in case you need to think about what you want to do before you sign the contract.

If there's anything you don't understand about how the roofing installation process will happen, be sure to ask so you'll be prepared for installation day and not taken by surprise by a dumpster in your driveway or anything else.

To learn more, contact a company like All Over Roofing LLC.