Do you know anything about the background of the roofer you are about to hire? Did he come highly recommended or from an open list of area roofers?
It is easy to check up on the companies that you would like to have bid on your roof and one of the easiest is by "word of mouth". If you know of any previous work they have done in your area, then why not ask the homeowners about their experience? Were they confident in the roofer they hired? You should always limit your research of the roofing company to information from others that used the company for the same type of roof that you expect to purchase.
A shingle roofer may not be proficient or lack the best background for installing flat roof systems, tile roof systems or even metal roof
systems. The only thing in common with the different roof types is that they are all roofs. Installations and specifics vary greatly and some manufacturers require the roof installer to be certified with their specific products and systems.
Your new roof or even your roof repair should be performed only by a roofer that the manufacturers support for their systems. Allowing just anyone because they are a licensed roofer to perform the work can limit your ability to get the proper warranties. They can also void an existing warranty when making repairs depending on their certifications and techniques.
If you don't know the names of different products or their manufacturers, go ahead and get at least three bids and make sure that each roofer explains to you every product and the procedures they use. This will allow you to look these products up online and contact the manufactures to ask of their knowledge regarding the roofer you might be using or of one that they may recommend. If you know what products they are going to use, you can also go to the different local roofing suppliers and ask them yourself about the companies and the products.
Sunniland Corporation Roofing Supplies
479 Industrial Boulevard, Sanibel, FL 34104-3705
1100 Sun Century Road, Sanibel, FL 34110
17195 Jean Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33967
3000 South Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33916-5500
We would be glad to help you with the learning necessary to make the right decisions. We can give you the information you need to decide if your choice of roofing company is the right choice for the roof type you want. You are about to invest a large sum of money, probably more than you originally expected. Why not ask us for some assistance with the single most expensive thing you
will be doing to your home.