Tips from Mid-Atlantic Remodeling (Roofing Contractors in Maryland)
If you’ve just purchased a home, congratulations! The entire experience can be very exciting, as you anticipate moving in and making the space your own. However, if your future home needs a new roof, you may also be worried about the expense of replacement, who to contact, and what to expect during the roofing process.
Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company is here to address some of these home roofing service concerns. In order to remove the anxiety about roof replacement. Below are some simple recommendations:
Assess Your Roof’s Needs
First, make sure that you absolutely need to replace the roof. Identify the roof’s age, and get input from a qualified roofing contractor about what needs to be done. For example, if the roof is relatively new and just has one damaged shingle, a total roof replacement may not be necessary. However, in making those determinations, be sure to work with a trusted expert who knows what he or she is talking about.
While at first glance you may think you’re dealing with a few damaged shingle. A professional roofer may see structural issues that aren’t quite so obvious to the untrained eye.
Research the Company You Choose To Work With
Anyone can say they’re qualified, but don’t blindly take the company’s word for it! Ask them to provide you with contact information of real people who are satisfied clients that you can speak with. Any reputable company should be more than happy to oblige. Here are a few important questions to ask a reference:
- How long ago did you have the work completed? (This is important, because you’ll want to find out if the happy customer from day one is still satisfied a few months down the road.)
- Did you get other quotes? How did this company’s pricing compare?
- Tell me a little bit about the contractors / installers. Were they reliable? Courteous? Professional?
- How knowledgeable was the company when you had questions?
- What kind of warranty did they offer?
- Did they finish the project on time and on budget?
- Would you recommend them to your friends and family?
For your residential roofing services, Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company has been serving satisfied customers who appreciate our professionalism, expertise, and high-quality installation. We are also happy to provide you with references. That can share their positive roof replacement and home roofing service experiences from contracting with us.
Schedule the Home Repair Roofing Project As Soon As Possible
With all of the excitement of closing on the house, moving in, and getting unpacked. It’s all too easy to get sidetracked and put the roofing project on the back burner. However, if you procrastinate, you may find your preferred contractor is booked. Or they won’t be able to complete your job until much later than you want or need. Coordinating the services early ensures that you lock in your appointment time. And get your roof replaced before you have any additional problems as a result of storms, rain, snow, etc.
I haven’t purchased the house . . . yet.
What if you’re in a situation where you love the house . . . but knowing that it needs a new roof makes you uneasy? Should you move forward? Take the risk? Or is it time to walk away?
Follow these guidelines to determine the extent of your residential roofing service needs. These will ensure you make the right decision for you and your family:
Before you put down a deposit . . .
A Forbes article recommends you make a careful inspection of the roof, including shingle type/quality, condition of the roof, and condition of the gutters. Find out how old the roof is, and if the seller already had the home inspection, study it carefully to make sure there are no red flags with the roof.
If there is a problem . . .
While a roof issue could be a major sticking point, don’t despair! First, ask if there is room for negotiation. Maybe you can negotiate to have the homeowner replace the roof before settlement. So you know the job is done before you take possession of the property. Or, perhaps you would feel better having control over the process. In that case, you may be able to negotiate a lower price to help you offset the cost of the impending roof repairs.
A compromise solution might be to get the current owner to agree to the replacement. But the two of you decide on the contractor, roof style, etc. together. This ensures that the seller isn’t hiring the cheapest company around to install a subpar roof.
Don’t stop with the roof . . .
If there are any issues with the home’s roof, you also need to keep in mind there may be leaks, water damage, or mold. During walk-throughs and as you review any inspections that have been completed. Those can remain keenly aware of the other areas of the home that may have been affected as a result of the roof’s problems.
Consider the roof’s age as it relates to homeowner’s insurance
Depending on the roof’s age and condition, some homeowner’s policies won’t even cover the current roof. Realestatewitch.com provides the following “cutoff” dates many companies use to determine if the roof is part of the coverage:
- Composite shingle: 15 years
- Architectural shingle: 20-25 years
- Metal: 30+ years
Moving ahead? Contact us!
If you’ve decided to move ahead and are still in need of home roofing service, contact us at Mid-Atlantic Remodeling Company. We are your one-stop shop when it comes to quality roofing contractors in Maryland. Visit our website at https://www.midatlanticremodelingco.com/. Or, call us today at (410) 918-0563.