My roof is leaking what should I do?
The first thing you should do; if you already have a general contractor that you have worked with in the past call them. They will be able to help you right away.
What you need is someone to come over as soon as possible and put a tarp on the roof to minimize the interior damage that water will cause to your home. Your general contractor would be able to send people over to tarp the roof; this will satisfy your immediate need (which is to stop the leak).
Your second need is to have the roof repaired by a professional. Here again your contractor can help you, they can gather competing bids and break the bids down so that you understand exactly what you are being quoted on.
If you need to involve your insurance company then having a general contractor acquire multiple bids should help satisfy them as well.
What you need to know about roofers is that they need insurance and also need to follow certain safety guidelines to work on your roof. This will protect you as the homeowner and minimize the chance for an injury while they are on your property.
The other thing that a general contractor will be able to do is give you all the choices of shingles and colours that you can choose from, this will allow you to not just get a new roof but get the roof that you want.
If you don’t have a general contractor then you should call a roofer that someone you know has used and would recommend. This way you know that they do quality work. Get them to come out and tarp your roof to stop the leaks. This will cost you some money which should be expected, no one works for free.
The one thing about paying the roofer for the tarping of the roof is it allows you to not have to use that roofer to repair or replace the roof.
If you agree to have the roofer repair or replace the roof immediately then you take your ability to research other roofers and get competing bids. Acquiring competing bids will allow you to get the best price and also allow you to have the product that you want.
If you are using an insurance company to finance the repairs or replacement then you will be forced by them to get competing bids.
If you need help with your leaky roof email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to help you get your roof repaired or replaced.
Village Builders Inc.