Getting a new roof for your home is considered to be one of the major investments you can get, so before you try to hire a roofing contractor, be sure that you know what questions to ask them. If a contractor promises to do the job in just a few days and offers you a cheap cost, it is not sure to give you the best out of your money. And if you are really looking for the best one then ask the right questions and communicate with them very well.


Here are some of the many things you need to consider. We are going to provide you with a checklist that you should complete before you can even hire a roofing contractors Lakeland FL for you to not regret you decision by the end of the day and for you to be saved from any more hassles in the coming years. Follow through our checklist for you:

REFERENCES: it is important for you to ask a list client from their company, but the technique of contractors for this is that they will only give you those clients who have been well satisfied with their work, so to combat this, ask for their last three clients and assess their work from there. It is also important to see if these clients are from a recent time, because you do not want ancient history, right? Also, look for satisfied clients who they worked on a couple of years ago then you will see how their insurance works and you can now assess that they are really a good company based on their clients and how they were treating them, insurance and warranty wise.

BUSINESS LONGEVITY: it is important to know that the contractors you are hiring is a company that has many experience and can really do the job very well because when a company stays intact in 30 years or more then they must be doing really good in the market with their great services to the clients. Longevity is a good indicator that the company is well-established and this will save you from scams and all those unfortunate things that you do not want to happen to you.

INSURANCE: it is always better to know if the contractor that you will be hiring has insurance because it will help you avoid those things that can happen while installing or even after installing the roof. If ever something happens, the insurance can cover it and you will not be spending more money than you should. Make sure that you really see the copy of the insurance and you can also call the insurance firm to confirm if they are still in business or if they are still connected with each other.

QUALIFICATIONS: there are many trainings and certifications that should be taken before an individual or a company will be allowed to install a roof. You must ask your contractor if they are qualified to install such and ask for papers as your basis since you really want to get the best out of your money by the end of the day.



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You must not take shortcuts when you are installing your roof because it is a big investment and you would not want to waste all your money, time and effort with this. There are a lot of things and variable to consider before you can even choose the right roofing contractor but if, by the end of the day, you will decide on working it by yourself then you should know what to do and what not to do. You should pay attention to the details for you not to mess it up.


Below will be a lot of do’s and don’ts in roofing practices and if you want to do it well, stick and read around until you get the hold of it. Here are they:

One main reason why your roof is leaking is because of using staples when installing the shingle. The roof just like people also ages because of the varying climate and weather, the back part of the staple will slide back and forth to the back of the shingle and eventually it will go up on your shingle. In the roofing body, there should be no fasteners that can be seen.

If you are installing a brand new roof then you have to make sure that what you are using is a new starter row of roofing. You can do this by flipping three shingles upside down and make sure that you attach it at the bottom of the roof then you can now put or install the very first roofing right at the top of the base or the starter row. The starter shingle should be cut off by ten inches so that its keys and the first layer will not line up. And keep in mind that their keys should be nine to ten inches away from the row beneath it.

Replace the wall step shingles into a new metal step shingles when you are replacing the roof because when the many layers of the old roof are removed then the level of the roofing materials will also drop, this will mean that the metal step shingles in the sides of the house will no longer be flushed at the very top of the roof. You need to be precise upon doing this because you do not want to fail and cause leakage and other terrible things to your home.

If your roof is leaking, it is probably because your plywood sheeting is already soft and rotten by constant exposure to water, sunlight and other damages that an animal can do (like rats, cockroaches and other filthy animals). Remember to not install your new roof on the old plywood sheeting because it will just be a waste of time because you are installing it to a base that can never be a good foundation for a good roof. The nail and all the materials will not be able to hold to the ancient plywood sheeting. When a great wind comes, it can surely remove your whole roof because of this. So if you are being advised by your roofing contractor to change the plywood sheeting, then you must really do it to avoid problems like that because it is one of the most important things to turn your attention into. And you would want to lose a whole roof just because you did not pay attention to one detail, right?


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