Tips You Should Know Before Re-roofing Your Home

It is important to have a place where you can live. However, the roof will need to be replaced every so often. The roof will need to be repaired periodically and eventually replaced. KCG Roofing and Carpentry has some helpful tips. Replacing a roof can seem overwhelming. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to hire a roofing specialist, feel free to contact KCG Roofing and Carpentry.

Review Your Home Insurance Policy

Your home insurance premiums have been paid for a while. This is your responsibility. Your insurance provider is responsible for paying for any damages not covered by your home insurance policy. Most homeowners are covered in the event that their roof is damaged by an act of God or sudden accidents. Although general wear and tear is not usually covered, we recommend that homeowners review their home insurance policies and take advantage of any opportunities.

Get A Price Estimate, In Writing

We could tell you to choose KCG Roofing and Carpentry and forget about the rest. But we won’t. We strongly recommend homeowners to do their research. Ask prospective contractors to provide a detailed estimate to help you determine the cost of your project. Ask for a breakdown of labor and material costs in your estimate. The better the estimate,

Request for Qualifications

Do not just hire anyone you see on the internet. You should verify that the roofing contractor you are considering hiring is qualified before you hire them. Illegitimate contractors love to appear after rainy seasons or storms to make a quick buck off of desperate homeowners. Do not fall for this. Get proper insurance and licenses. You can save thousands of dollars by having insurance that covers you in case of an accident or other disaster. Ask your contractor how they comply with manufacturer’s standards and warranties. Incorrect installations can invalidate warranties and leave you with no recourse if something goes wrong.

Get Rid Of Old Shingles

Some people in the industry will install new shingles over existing shingles. However, we don’t recommend it. It is important to ensure that the plywood and underlayment underneath are in good condition and free from water damage. Also, shingles that are installed on top of existing shingles will not seal as well if they are nailed directly to the underlayment. It is important to confirm that your contractor will remove the old shingles, and that the cost of the removal is included in the estimate.

Give KCG Roofing and Carpentry a Call

Florida residents are invited to contact KCG Roofing and Carpentry to speak with a professional. We are licensed and insured locally and happy to provide a free estimate and consultation.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roofing Brandon Fl! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.