Rochester NY has seen more than its fair share of rain during the spring and summer months of 2017. With every rain storm that rolls in you may find yourself in a state of panic if you have been putting off a much needed roof repair. Most roof repairs start off small and can cost hundreds of dollars to fix, but if left untreated can grow into a costly fix of several thousand dollars. A roof repair that seems expensive now will only grow over time which means more money out of your pocket and more damage to your home.
A simple roof repair can easily turn into a roofing system that is no longer able to resist wind and rain, resulting in damage to your roof decking and insulation. Wet roof decking and insulation can cause mold and mildew in your home’s attic or crawlspace, becoming a health hazard. Unless you want to deal with mold, fallen interior ceiling or a possible roof collapse, now is the time to fix that leaky roof. In some cases a major storm or severe weather can cause the need for a roof repair, but other times the roof is just old and in need of a roof replacement.
Whether you are in need of a simple roof repair or complete roof tear off, there is more than just the cost to be considered when selecting a roofing contractor. Make sure to choose a roofer with a long standing reputation for quality work in your community and who is fully insured with workman’s comp and liability insurance. Check for online reviews of satisfied customers and ask your roofer questions about your roof repair to ensure they have the knowledge to fix it properly. Question whether or not the work will be sub contracted out and if not, are the shingle applicators factory certified to ensure the installations meets warranty standards. Make sure the owner will be inspecting the work once it is completed for quality control. Most importantly make certain your roofing company provides you with a personal workmanship warranty, as a manufacturer’s warranty will not cover a roof repair or an improperly installed roof replacement.
Roof repairs and sometimes roof replacements can be covered by your homeowner’s insurance so contact your insurance provider before you start calling roofing companies in Rochester NY. Always get more than one estimate and be sure to compare apples to apples. If one estimate seems to good to be true…..they are probably not providing you with quality materials, installation and warranty. If you need help finding your way through a much needed roof repair or replacement call the professionals at Ron Ferris and Son Roofing today at 585-288-0895 or visit our website to schedule a free roofing estimate.