Whether you’re planning a roof repair or full roof replacement, hiring the right roofer is crucial to your project’s success. A roofing project is a huge investment, so you want to get it right the first time. However, with a wide range of companies to choose from, finding the best team for the job can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, Fields Roof Service, Inc. is here to share with you the top questions that will lead you to the best contractor for your project.
“Will You Remove My Old Roof?”
This is an important question to ask a contractor because some roofers will simply inspect your old roof and install shingles over it. If they don’t remove the old shingles beforehand, they will be unable to determine whether or not the decking has signs of water damage. You may end up with costly roof repairs if these issues aren’t found and repaired.
“How Far Will You Overhang My Shingles?”
The ideal length of the shingle overhang is no more than 2.5 cm and no less than 6 mm. If the overhang is too short, water can seep into the fascia boards, causing the wooden material to rot. On the other hand, overextending your shingles at the edge of your roof will make it vulnerable to storm and moisture damage.
“How Will You Cut the Roofing Shingles?”
An experienced and skilled roofer must know how to cut the shingles on a straight edge using a hook blade. They should also strike a chalk line before installing your shingles to keep them horizontally and vertically aligned, especially over large areas. Hiring a roofer who has expertise in cutting shingles can help eliminate aesthetic issues like short exposures or waviness.
At Fields Roof Service, Inc., we are committed to providing homeowners in the area with excellent roofing maintenance, repair and replacement services. To get started, give us a call at (253) 852-4974. You may also fill out our online contact form to request an estimate.