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5 Things You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Roof

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The front entrance of your home serves as a stunning “welcome home” sign to everyone who steps foot through the door. Your shingle colors? They reflect your family’s fun personality! Your impeccable landscaping even nearly rivals how perfectly decorated your interior is. With all of that in mind, we make this carefully thought out statement– outside of your family, your roof is the most important part of your home, both aesthetically and functionally. That’s why, even though nobody ever wants to pay for a new one, we want you to be educated in case that circumstance arises.

Don’t Make Your Decision Alone

Don’t simply choose the first roofing company you spy on your commute home from work. Ask your friends, family or neighbors that you trust for referrals. Then, dig even deeper by looking at reviews online, and requesting client references from anyone you’re considering.

Less Is Not More

We get it– it’s tempting to take the lowest available bid simply based on price. Keep in mind though, that less is not always more. In fact, most of the time, less is just less! In order to get that bottom-of-the-barrel price, important aspects of your new roof might be glossed over to save a buck or two. It’s horror stories like this that lead us to provide a lowest investment guarantee. With that, if you receive a written proposal from a licensed contractor for a comparable roof at a lower price than our proposal, we’ll not only match your price, but we’ll also pay you a $50 bonus. A bonus on top of that bonus? You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your roof was installed with leading expertise, unmatched attention to detail, and a 10-year leak-free warranty.

Make Sure They’re Articulate

American engineer, W. Edwards Deming, once said that if you can’t describe what you’re doing, than you probably don’t know what you’re doing. This is true in roofing as well! If your estimator can’t articulate the plan for your roof and the terms that go along with it, a red flag should immediately start waving in your head.

Pay Attention to the Papers

For a project that only takes a few days to complete, the amount of paperwork required is astounding. Make sure that, amongst those papers, a building permit, your contract, and contractor insurance letter is included.

Check for Cleanliness

As you might imagine, a lot of nails go into both stripping an old roof off and installing a new one. Before your contractors complete their project, make sure they’ve cleaned up the job site and have taken any loose nails or mess with them, so your car’s tires don’t find them by accident. We recognize how important our roofing services are to your family. That’s why we go above and beyond, literally, to provide you with honest, in-depth answers and high quality, professional services. Because at P.I. Roofing, we realize that a good roof does more than protect the things you value, it protects the people you love.