Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Whether your roof is aging, needs a small repair, or experienced some storm damage and you are filing an insurance claim to repair or replace your roof, finding the right roofing contractor can be challenging. Choosing a reliable and trustworthy roofing contractor in the Roseville area is your first step in repairing post-storm damage or getting an estimate for roof repair or replacement. Harlan Quality Roofing will help guide you throughout the claims process with your insurance company and ensure that your home is restored to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Here are a few simple steps you should follow:

1. Find a Reliable Roofing Contractor

The homeowner insurance claim process is usually prompted by an emergency repair. To restore the comfort, safety, and privacy of your home, you will need to have the repair or replacement done as soon as possible.

That’s why you’ll want to find a contractor you can trust— a local professional like Harlan Quality Roofing can get the job done quickly and assist with your claims process.

2. Vetting Your Contactor

It’s important to find a reliable roofing contractor so that your repair or replacement can be done as quickly as possible. To determine the best professional fit for your roofing project:

  • Visit the website of the contractor.
  • Is it updated and professional looking?
  • Explore the customer reviews for each contractor.
  • Are they mostly positive? Consider negative reviews and responses.
  • Ask each roofing contractor on the phone the following questions:
    • How long have you been in business?
    • How much experience do you have with roof repairs or installations?
    • What is your project estimate?
    • Can you provide a list of references?
    • Can you provide proof of insurance for personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage?
    • Do you offer financing?

3. Meet with Your Contactor

Meet in-person with your top contractors to review project-specific details and expectations. Be sure to discuss the following with each contractor:

  • Ask for proof of insurance, which should provide their insurance company name, policy number, and policy limits.
  • Discuss who will manage warranty details and responsibility.
  • Make sure to get a fixed price before signing a contract.

4. Check for Warning Signs

Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of contractors who are not honest professionals. Many of these door-to-door contractors flock to areas impacted by storms, and scam unsuspecting homeowners with offers that boast pre-payment or covered deductibles.

The best way to avoid scams is to choose a local, trusted contractor like Harlan. You can confirm this by checking their physical business address and validating their licensing.

Here are additional warning signs to keep in mind:

  • Avoid contractors who request the entire project cost, or large cash deposit, up front.
  • Avoid anyone who pressures you to sign a contract immediately.
  • Be wary of any outliers in your quotes. All estimates should be relatively similar unless the material type is significantly different.

5. Final Things Before Work Begins

At the final meeting, there a few steps to go over before the roofing contractor begins your project.

  • Reconfirm your initial quote.
  • Agree upon a payment plan.
  • Obtain a paper trail of the following:
    • Your contract
    • Project plans
    • Order changes
    • Bills and invoices
    • Proof of insurance and/or permitting, and
    • Contractor correspondence

There are many roofing contractors in the Roseville area and the staff at Harlan Quality Roofing wants to make sure you choose the right contactor for your project. We encourage you to visit our website and see our great reviews from all the popular review platforms. We are proud of our service and strive to have as many happy and satisfied customers in Roseville and the entire Sacramento area. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

While the roof over our heads is the most important feature of your home with respect to keeping you safe from the elements, it is often something we overlook. Then, without warning, we are faced with the need to replace our roof and the cost is not in the budget.

We always recommend doing regular roof inspections, both personally and professionally, but we know that homeowners get busy and often forget to keep up on the maintenance checks.

Partner with the Right Roofing Company

Regardless of why you need a roof replacement, or how soon it must be completed, knowing that your roofing company can help finance the work is a relief. A good roofing contractor will work with a financing partner to help you manage the cost of a major roof repair or full replacement.

An important point about working through your roofing company for financing is that they can often obtain special interest rates or options because of volume lending. Here are some of the financing options that may be available to you for your next roofing expense:

  • No upfront payment or the ability to decide how much partial payment you choose and finance the rest
  • Easy payment options
  • Lower minimum monthly payments
  • Low interest rates
  • Quick credit approval
  • No prepayment penalties

Save cash for emergencies and consider financing your new roof. Harlan roofing offers great financing through Hearth. Call or contact us with any questions and let us ease your concerns over the purchase of a new roof!

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

 

Preparing Your Roof for Spring

Preparing Your Roof for Spring

The temperatures in Northern California are gently climbing. Daffodils, crocuses, and tulips are breaking ground. As we approach spring, it’s time to inspect your roof to be sure the winter wind and rain did not damage your roof. It is also important to get your roof and gutters free of leaves and debris.

One simple way to inspect your roof is a visual ground inspection. Walk the perimeter of your home to view as many of the facets of your roof as possible. If you have a pair of binoculars, this is a great way of getting a close up look without climbing onto the roof itself.

Some homes are built on a hillside or with an architecture that does not allow for all roof surfaces to be seen from the ground. In that case, a climb onto to the roof to inspect may be necessary. If climbing onto the roof is not something you are comfortable doing, then call a trusted roofing company to do the inspection for you.

Roof Inspection Checklist

Whether you or your roofing company performs the inspection, here are a few recommendations for a successful annual inspection that we recommend at Harlan Roofing:

  • Visually inspect all roof surfaces.
  • Remove any debris. Leaves can easily be removed with a leaf blower.
  • Check your roof for damage. Look for missing shingles, damaged shingles, or shingles that are buckling.
  • Check your flashing. Torn or missing flashing need immediate attention.
  • Check your attic. Walk around the attic and look for signs of water or light intrusion. Check for signs of mold.
  • Check your gutter and downspouts to be sure they are all intact and clear. Properly moving water away from the roof is important and loose or dangling gutters can pull shingles or flashing loose over time.

Reach Out To Our Team for Quality Roofing Services

Taking care of your roof is just as important as maintaining your car. So much is as stake when it is neglected. If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call or use our online contact form. There have been a lot of homes damaged this winter due to high winds and rain. Getting your home inspected, and repaired if necessary, can save you money and extend the life of your roof.

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

While Sacramento homes are unlikely to see snow piled up, there still are winter weather conditions that can have an adverse effect on the integrity of your roof. Our winters are primarily wind and rain, with an occasional drop below freezing.

Water Damage

Winter in Sacramento is our rainy season. After many months of hot, dry weather the winter rains are a welcome. They help replace our depleted water supply, fill our lakes and rivers, and turn our landscapes green again. California has been in a severe drought and the heavy rains we are seeing this year are causing issues for many homeowners. Heavy rains, especially when coupled with strong wind, can accumulate and get under your shingles.  Water that enters your home this way can leave unsightly stains on ceiling and walls, damage electrical wiring, and cause mold to grow inside your home.

As a homeowner, your best defense against water damage is regular inspection of the integrity of your roof as well as regular cleaning and maintenance of your roof and gutters. Another important aspect of your roof is ventilation. Be sure your roof has adequate ventilation to prevent moisture from being trapped.

Wind Damage

We already spoke of the wind/rain combo which can be particularly damaging to your roof. Wind alone can cause damage by lifting and loosening shingles. During our dry season, we may not even realize that damage has occurred until the winter rains set in. Another very good reason for having your roof inspected after a particularly strong windstorm.

Wind damage can also undermine the integrity of those beautiful trees surrounding your Sacramento home. Many trees have been stressed with the drought situation in California. When the wind sways these trees, heavy limbs may split off or even the whole tree could topple, and your home and roof may be in the fall zone.

Roof Repair

Roof damage can occur in any season, but the winter months can be particularly hard on your roof. If you can, walk around your home and do your own visual inspection after a storm. You should be able to detect if you have sustained damage.

Use binoculars if you have them. Look for piles of leaves, growth, or debris. Look for curled, buckled, torn, or missing shingles. Clean your gutters or have them professionally cleaned. The cost of maintenance is far less than the cost of roof repair.

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

As homeowners, we do not spend a lot of time contemplating our roof. In fact, as we drive up to our home, we notice the front facing aspect of the home, we notice the landscaping, but we don’t really appreciate the roof considering its enormous job of shielding our home and all our belongings.

However, when it is time for a replacement, homeowners do appreciate the importance of their roof and want the best roofing system that will withstand the elements and last a long time.

What is the Most Durable Roofing Material?

Asphalt shingles are not only the most common roofing materials, but today they have been engineered to be one of the most durable roofing materials available.

Asphalt shingles are the most highly favored roofing choices as they are cost-effective without compromising on protection and durability. There are many grades of asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles come in a range of value from traditional to designer and luxury options, as well as a wide variety of colors. By choosing a higher quality shingle, you get the benefits of seeing the performance and warranties increase. Many of the higher-grade asphalt shingles are created with polymers that seal and protect against wind uplift, shingle damage, and moisture penetration.

If you live on a very wooded property, you may want a shingle that is algae resistant as your roof may not see the sun and may need some help resisting algae growth. If you live in an area that is subject to hailstorms or falling tree debris, an impact resistant option is a good plan. Perhaps you’re interested in a cool roof, where your shingles are created from a special blend of surface granule that reflects much of the solar heat, reducing roof temperature as well as minimizing transfer of that heat into your living space.

Get Asphalt Shingles & Roofing Services

Whatever your needs, we have the asphalt shingle for you. Our offerings include professional installation, workmanship, and material warranties. Harlan Quality Roofing, serving the greater Sacramento and Roseville areas.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548