5 questions to ask yourself when trying to determine which company or contractor is the best for your job
When replacing or repairing a roof it is important to hire the correct person to install it for you. The two most common choices are either a roofer or a roofing contractor.
A roofer is a person who just works on roofs; they may or may not be a licensed contractor. Roofers mainly focus on smaller jobs and repairs. A roofing contractor is a licensed contractor with the state who specializes in roofing. They are more focused on full replacements and large scale damages.
When trying to determine which company or contractor is the best for your job, ask yourself these 5 questions:
After answering these four questions you should be able to decide if a roofer or roofing contractor is right for you. Roofers focus mainly on repairs and roofing contractors focus on the larger repairs and full replacements. Roofing contractors are able to do the repairs that extend past just the roof as well. Determining how much of your roof and or home is damaged is the first step. After you determine how large the job is you will be able to select the best roofing company for you.
If you have any questions about getting your roof repaired or replaced by a Columbia roofer comment below or give us a call.
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How to make sure you are optimally covered for roof repair or replacement service
Finding out your roof has a leak or needs to be replaced can be a nightmare. The costs can be a financial burden or worse.
When facing a roof repair or replacement homeowners are hopeful some or all of the costs will be covered by their homeowners insurance policy.
Read on for helpful information regarding choosing a policy and ensuring coverage is available when/if the situation arises.
Choosing your policy
Every insurance company has different speculations and guidelines listed in their policies. Read your policy carefully before and after signing.
Common events that cause roof damage such as
- High Winds
- Fallen trees
- In Home Plumbing Malfunctions
- Foundation Shifts
are covered by some home insurance policies, and not others. Make sure you are covered for the events that are most likely in your location's weather and land makeup.
The most important thing to do is read the insurance policy carefully. Take note of the events that the policy will and will not cover.
Before deciding the extent to which your repair or replacement will be covered your insurance company will look at some basic considerations. Such as:
Find a roofer that will work with your insurance company
Make sure your roofing contractor who can give you an honest estimate of the damages in a way your insurance company will accept. Most roofing contractors have a good understanding of how insurance policies work and can assist in filing your claim. At Joye Roofing, we work with your insurance agent and adjuster to get as much covered as possible.
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Joye Roofing repairs roofs in Chapin and all over the Midlands
Lots of roofing companies talk about repairs, but are really just interested in selling you a new roof. At Joye Roofing we listen, talk you through your options, and repair when a repair is called for.
Here are some photos from a repair job we did on Shoreline Drive in Chapin. Leaks were causing damage that was only going to get worse with time. But the roof (from another company) was too new to repair. So we made the repairs, and made the homeowner happy.
When considering repair vs. replacements here are some common considerations:
It comes down to a few simple questions. How many years will a repair buy you before you have to replace the roof anyway? And will that time justify the money you will spend on a repair?
If you are in the Columbia area we will come inspect and diagnose your roof for free. Let us take a look and discuss your options with you. Whether you ultimately decide to repair or replace, you will always benefit from the information. Call us at (803) 407-5569 or schedule your free roof inspection here >
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Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 20 years.