PRLog - Dec. 8, 2010 - WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Hiring The Right Roofing Contractor
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There comes a time in the life of most businesses or homes in Winnipeg when you'll find the need to hire a roofing contractor. The right contractor for you may not be the same as ones which will be right for someone else. It is important to take a look at your expectations when choosing the roofing (soffit, siding, fascia and eavestrough)
When calling a roofing contractor it is important to call a qualified professional roofer, which will conduct a thorough inspection of the roof including shingles, vents, flashings, valleys, and ventilation. Many homeowners in Winnipeg are often unsure about how to select a proper roofer for the job. If you are able to understand what are the components that make a good roof and feel a comfortable connection with your contractor the selection process will be simplified.
Basic Rules for Selecting Roofers
Ask for several quotes from Winnipeg Roofing Contractors - three should give you a good idea of what a new roof for your home is worth.
Always compare apples with apples. Make sure that the roofers quote on the same basis - including like shingles, underlayment, eave protector, proper ventilation, etc.
Most often, roofing problems that do occur are not related to manufacturing defects due to poor installation. Roof warranties do not cover improper installation, so be sure your roofer will stand behind his work.
Ask for references. And don't be shy about checking with the homeowners given as references.
Check out jobs being done in your neighbourhood. Watch closely for the care the installers take in applying the materials. Neighbours who've had roofs done could be good - though not always the best - sources of information. Back up their references with your own visual inspection.
Know What You are Getting for the Money
A good roofer in Winnipeg will not cut corners to lower the price. Remember, you are looking for the best value, not the best price. For example, make sure the roofer is including proper underlayment and eave protection and using CSA approved shingles. These are important elements in ensuring the water-tightness of your roof and, since the cost represents only a small portion of the total expense, they are well worth the money.
Although no roofer can guarantee that absolutely no damage to your property will occur, the contractor should include in his quotation the protection of your house and surrounding yard during installation and then the clean-up after the job is done.
Once your selection has been made, be sure the job is done to your specifications and to your satisfaction.
Be home when the job is being done.
If any additional work, such as deck or chimney repairs, is required, you should be notified before the work proceeds.
You are not expected to be a roofing expert, but it helps to know the basics. If something the installers do begs a question, ask the crew foreman while he is there. Again, don't be shy; it's your roof and your money.
Most importantly make sure that you feel comfortable hiring your contractor because you need to not only feel comfortable with the work during the installation, but you also need to feel comfortable and confident in the workmanship for years to come.
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Adamson Roofing is a Winnipeg based full service exterior remodelling company, serving Winnipeg and surrounding area. We specialize in roofing, soffit, fascia, and seamless eavestroughing using only premium materials.