Up on the Rooftop, Click, Click, Click…

Before Santa and his reindeer—or the heavy winter weather—hit the Hamptons, the roof over you head might need some TLC—or a complete replacement. Naturally you have questions about how to make sure you’re going about such an endeavor correctly. We turned to Line Home Improvement for some answers.

The Question: How can I choose the right roofing contractor?

The Answer from Line Home Improvement: Be sure to get detailed quotes from at least two but preferably three different contractors. Once you have three quotes sit down and compare the estimates paying special attention to the materials used and the labor costs. Just as important, be sure to talk to people who have previously used these contractors. Ask if they had any complaints, if they cleaned up nicely, if they finished on time, kept to the contract—you can even ask what your favorite part of that company was etc. Any roofing business relies on referrals, so find out what you can, and choose what suits you best.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

The roof should always be checked for damages. Typically, a roof requires some sort of small maintainence to keep it fresh and clean. You should also keep tabs of its state. The following situations are good indicators that you need a new roof: If your roof hasn’t been replaced in at least 20-25 years  another indicated that your roof needs to be replaced is if some shingles are blistering, cracking or simply falling off. Lastly, the easiest way to realize you need a new roof is if you have leaks in multiple areas.

How much would a roof replacement cost me?

This is no absolute or definitive number we can give you. It can depend upon many things, such as the following: This cost of material at the time, the size of your roof, the size of the dumpster needed, etc.

Have your own questions about leaks, roofing or other home-improvement issues? You can contact Line Home Improvement Roofing & Siding Specialists for a free estimate at 631-287-5042. You may even see your question answered right here at Ask the Expert.

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