Roofing Contractors: You Hire Them, But What Exactly Do They Do?

Whether you have a roof leak or need a whole new roof, an experienced roofing contractor can help. Most homeowners hire professional roofers at some point for roof replacement or repairs. However, they don’t always understand the exact roles and responsibilities of roofing contractors.

Roofing work can be a significant expense for your home, you want to ensure you get your money’s worth when hiring a roofing contractor. Knowing more about their job and responsibilities can help you understand what to expect. 

Inspect Roofs for Problems

Roofing contractors should carefully inspect roofs to assess if:

  •  there is damage
  •  how much 
  •  skylight or chimney flashing needs replacement

They will also evaluate the roof’s overall condition to determine whether a roof replacement or repair is more suitable. If any other problems are found during this inspection, a professional contractor will communicate with homeowners and discuss the best way to address the issues.

Provide Estimates

Roofing work costs vary widely based on factors such as how complex the work is and what materials are needed. Roofing contractors should provide homeowners with an estimate of the expected cost of roofing work. After a visit to the home to inspect the property, the contractor should not simply provide a number, but explain what value is being provided for the cost in terms of services and products. In-person estimates are much more accurate. 

Make Timely Repairs

Even one missing shingle can put homes at a higher risk of having a roof leak. Contractors should give homeowners an estimated timeline of when they can do the work and how long the project should take. Homeowners should partner with a contractor they trust to stay in communication with them throughout the process.

Discuss Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repairs

Some homeowners aren’t sure whether they should have repairs done or get a whole new roof. Roofing contractors can help them make this decision after inspecting the roof and evaluating its condition. Depending on your roof and the existing shingles’ condition, a repair may not be a viable option. 

Handle Roof Replacement from Start to Finish

Roofing contractors should handle each step, from inspecting the roof to cleaning up afterward. Roof replacement responsibilities typically include:

  • Giving estimates on costs and a timeline for completion.
  • Removing the old roof.
  • Installing all components of the new roof.
  • Picking up debris on the property afterward.

Roofing contractors should also do a final inspection before leaving and answer homeowners’ questions.

Communicate with Customers

Communication is a crucial responsibility for roofing contractors. Otherwise, homeowners might not understand the work being done on their roof. These contractors should communicate with homeowners before, during, and after repairs or roof replacement.

Ensure Safety

Roofing contractors should take steps to ensure all work is done as safely as possible. This might include laying tarps over landscaping to protect it from debris as well as making sure their crew follows safety standards at all times. 

Other Services

Other services roofing contractors might offer include gutter installation and repair, and roof ventilation. Gutter systems, and ventilation are all part of reducing the risk of roof leaks and keeping home interiors as comfortable as possible in all kinds of weather.

Offer Experience and Dependability

Above all else, roofing contractors should be reliable and have the experience necessary to provide outstanding workmanship. Rhino-Back Roofing is dedicated to making the entire process go as smoothly as possible, whether customers need repairs or roof replacement.

We offer in-person estimates as part of our commitment to excellent customer service. Looking at your roof in person to see what it needs allows us to provide you with more accurate estimates and material recommendations. We can also answer any questions you have upfront and give more detailed information on the work your roof needs.

If you need to hire a reliable roofing contractor in Connecticut or Western Massachusetts, please contact Rhino-Back Roofing. Our experienced roofing team can schedule an in-person estimate for roof repairs, replacement, or other roofing services.

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