It’s no secret that a flat roof is for specialists. So if you’re a homeowner or property manager in New York, you’d know by now that you can’t trust just any roofer to deliver when it comes to flat roofing.
Of course, flat roofs can be quite a challenge when it comes to maintenance and repairs. If the roof of your New York home is leaking or probably needs more than the basic repairs, it makes sense for you to want to fix it as soon as possible. But how do you go about it? Do you give it to any roofer you know to do it, or do you hand the job over to someone your friend or relation knows? Besides, it’s never out of place for friends and family to recommend a “roofer” they know.
Before you hire any roofer to take care of your roof in NY, here are some questions to ask to help you get the best flat roofing contractor.
The critical factor to hiring a roofing contractor for your flat roofing solutions is experience and references. Never hesitate to ask any potential contractor how long they have been in the business. How many flat roofs have they worked on? Also, ask for references. And when you get the references, contact two to three of them to verify. Ask the past clients how satisfied they were with the quality of the work.
While all these may seem to be energy zapping and time-consuming, you wouldn’t want to hire someone that’s not experienced to work on your roof. Or would you?
Professional roofing bodies, including the NRCA, have a lot to offer their members, including further training. It’s only wise for any roofer to be an active member of any of these roofing bodies. Roofers that have identified with any of these bodies are already proven to be professionals. Ask for certification to help you determine if you’re dealing with a professional roofer.
And besides allegiance to a roofing body, ensure that the roofer is certified and trained by the manufacturers to install such material. Certification means you’d be getting good prices, better warranties, and even credit facilities for the roofing material.
The next thing you might want to check out is if the contractor is insurance-backed. A reliable flat roofing contractor should be financially protected and have insurance if the employee is injured on the job. However, having insurance is never quite enough. The insurance MUST cover any potential damage on your property during roof repair, replacement, or installation. The roofer should show proof of such insurance.
When it comes to flat roofing in NY, a warranty is very important. And beyond just the warranty, the warranty details, including the length, cover, and conditions, are vital.
Flat roofs are pretty easy to get wrong, and that’s why it’s not what any roofer can dabble with. To get the best result, go for a pro. While they are many more questions to ask a roofer, the above should be at the top of the list. For more information on flat roofing in New York, contact Astoria Roofing, 29-16 30th Ave Astoria, NY 11102 718-285-6273, https://www.astoriaroofingny.com/.