The roof on a home is just as important as the foundation. It offers structural stability and protection from water and the weather. When the roof has been damaged due to a severe storm, a company that’s experienced with roofing Billings, MT should be contacted. A roofing company should have experience with a variety of roofs including:
* 30-year architectural.
* 50-year impact resistant
* Flat roofing systems.
* Wood shakes
* Decking replacement.
Leaving a house unprotected after storm damage can lead to larger problems and internal water damage. In addition to proper repairs, roofing in Billings MT should include a fast response to secure a home from further damage and completion of the repairs. An owner should look for a licensed or bonded roofing company and request references. They should carry both liability and workers’ compensation insurance. It’s important to see the actual insurance policy. The company should provide a detailed written estimate that clearly states the quantity of the material needed, the labor charges, trash removal, the start and stop date and payment procedures. If any building permits are needed, they should be listed.
If a roofing company offers a warranty, an owner should review what will void it. A company that provides a substantially lower estimate should be thoroughly questioned about their estimate. Companies that provide this type of estimate usually doesn’t provide the same materials or craftsmanship the others offer. The Better Business Bureau is another great place to check the reputation of a company. The company should have a high rating if they’re a reputable company. A roof is a large investment for any homeowner and it should be installed by the most experienced and affordable roofing company in the area.
If your home hasn’t had the roof inspected recently, or if it’s more than ten years old, it should be performed as soon as possible. Small leaks can develop around chimneys, exhaust pipes, skylights and loose shingles. These leaks will continue to deteriorate the roof if not repaired. Hail is a common cause of damage to a shingle roof. It can leave pits in the shingles and destroys the granules that protect them. When the granules are removed, it leaves shingles vulnerable to dry rot and leaks.