House Mechanics recommends that you be selective in your approach to shopping for a new roof. Determine which type of roof covering is best suited for your home.
Typical Composition includes Asphalt Shingles, Wood or Metal Shingles, or Concrete Tile (approximately 90% of all residential roof installations are asphalt shingles). Aesthetics and good value are the primary reasons for this selection. Most custom homes will feature higher end asphalt composition or wood shingle, metal or concrete tile.
Interview the prospective bidders over the phone or via email before inviting them to provide an estimate for your roof replacement. In addition to being a reputable company ask the following:
Do they furnish you with a roof top elevation (diagram) of your roof with the measurements? If no why not… how do they measure the roof?
Do they have an itemized proposal with a list of the proposed repairs? Without this project timelines can drag on and jobs go unfinished.
Do they furnish a list of materials and items that are going to be replaced? If not how do they properly budget for supplies?
Do they offer a transferable labor lifetime warranty? If not why? Our quality at is proven by our lifetime labor warranty.
Price is but one factor which enters in paint values
More important still, statistics show that cheap-price-per-gallon paint lasts only about half as long
The protective value of paint becomes more important as the years go by