How To Maintain Your Roof (and What to Look For in a Houston Roofer)
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, so it's important to know how to best take care of it. Here are our best tips for doing roof maintenance yourself or for choosing a good roofer.
So, how do you maintain a roof?
- Check Your Shingles Regularly
- Get a Professional Roof
- Look for Leaks in Your Attic & Ceilings
- Wash Your Roof
- Clean Your Gutters
- Trim Any Overhanging Branches
- Patch Up Your Chimney
What should a roofing estimate include?
- Company Contact Info
- A Full Work Description
- Start and Completion Date
- Materials to Be Used
- The Total Cost
How do I pick a good roofer?
- Are They Fully Licensed?
- Do They Provide Adequate Insurance?
- Do They Offer Guarantees?
- How Do Their Credentials Stack Up?
- Will They Provide A Detailed Quote?
- What Do Their Customers Say?
What questions should I ask my roofer?
- Are you a licensed roofing contractor?
- Do you have workman's comp insurance?
- Do you carry general liability insurance?
- Do you use roofing subcontractors?
- Will you remove my old roof?
- Are you going to install drip edge/edge metal when you install my new roof?
Do roofing companies give free estimates?
While roofers typically offer estimates for free, an inspection can cost around $200 or more depending on your area. If you already know you need a new roof, you can skip an inspection. Just ask for an estimate to find out how much repairs or a new roof will cost. Also find out if the quote you receive is the amount you will pay…will there be add-on’s and additional costs to the bid quotation?
Want a Retail Roof for Wholesale Prices?
At Fast Track Roofing, we don’t have a dedicated sales team to visit your home to provide estimates. Instead, we use cutting-edge satellite technology to provide you with fast, same-day roof quotes at a fraction of the price it would cost to pay someone to hold your hand through the process. Best of all, we pass those savings on to you! If you’re in the greater Houston area and are looking for a retail roof replacement for special investor pricing, get your FREE Houston roof quote today!