What to look for in a roofer by The Roof Authority

Getting a new roof on your home is a big investment. It should be done with care and precision to ensure that it’s installed properly. To do this, you’ll need an experienced roofing company to ensure that nothing goes wrong when your roof is installed. The experts at The Roof Authority have written this blog to help you identify what to look for in a roofing company before you hire them, so you get your roof installed the right way the first time.

Insurance

Before you hire a roofing company, above anything else, make sure they have quality insurance. If your roof is damaged or installed improperly, you may be liable for the damages that the company made to your home. This could be anything from crooked shingles all the way to holes in your roof or siding. If you signed a contract with a roofing company that has bad insurance, or doesn’t have insurance at all, you’ll be the one that has to fix their mistakes with money from your own pocket.

And if one of their staff members gets hurt while installing your roof, if they don’t have insurance, you may have to pay for their hospital bills. Even if the injury was their fault, and you weren’t even around when it happened, because it happened on your property, you could be responsible for paying any and all claims of injury from the worker or company. Before you hire a roofing company, be sure to check and make sure they have insurance and that their insurance is up to date and reliable. Don’t sign a contract until you know for sure.

When you hire the professional roofers at The Roof Authority, you not only hire an insured roofing contractor, but you hire one of the best roofing companies in Vero Beach. We have a highly knowledgeable and hardworking staff that will install your roof quickly and safely to save you time, money, and worry.

Materials

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Sometimes in order to save time and money, some roofing companies will use leftover shingles from past jobs or get their shingles from different sources. Shingles are much like baked goods in that all companies make their products differently. Even different batches of shingles from the same company can look and feel completely different from each other. So if a company uses shingles from different sources, you’ll most likely be able to tell as the coloration and texture will be different depending on where they got that certain batch of shingles from.

Flashing, which are strips of metal used to stop water from getting into the natural crevices of your roof, can also be a problem when dealing with a lazy roofing company. In order to save money, some roofing companies will take the used flashing from previous houses that have had new flashing installed, and reuse it on their next project. Though it may seem environmentally friendly to do so, since this flashing is used and already weathered, it’s more prone to cracking, which would allow water to bypass it and get into your house, leading to water damage inside your house.

Poor Work Experience

If you look up a company online and notice their reviews aren’t the best, there’s probably a good reason for that. Of course do take into account that some people write flagrantly false or over exaggerated reviews about companies for even the slightest of inconveniences. But if you read the reviews, and most have negative things to say, chances are they aren’t the best company to trust with your roof update or installation. If you ever feel wrong about a certain company, you can always get a second opinion or estimate from another.

The Roofing Authority is proven to be one of the best roofing companies in Vero Beach and the surrounding areas. When you hire us, you’re hiring an experienced company of professional roofers who will install your roof the right way the first time. We use the best materials, such as high-grade shingles from a single source and strong, durable flashing that has only ever been on your roof. We know that getting a new roof is a stressful, costly endeavor. So we’ll do everything we can to make the process as easy possible for you and your family.

If you’re looking for a roofing company in Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, or any of the surrounding areas, The Roof Authority is the quality leader since 1993. Learn more about The Roof Authority, view our gallery of past projects, or contact us today to get your free estimate.