Over 1 million home owners have attended Cal Expo for the Home and Landscape Expo. This year’s show, February 3-5, promises to be another great show. With vendors from every category and average attendance of almost 40,000 every year, this is the show you do not want to miss. Harlan Quality Roofing is excited to be a part of the 2023 show. We encourage you to stop by our booth; P140 and have any questions answered about any roofing concerns you have. Our qualified staff will be ready to greet you and provide information about all our roofing services. We look forward to seeing you there!
3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs
Your roof is the most critical part of your home, yet most often we never appreciate just how important it is to the safety and comfort of the interior. When was the last time you cleaned debris from your roof, looked for any damage, and examined the integrity of the shingles and flashing?
Missing Or Damaged Shingles
This may seem obvious, but you may not be able to see all facets of your roof from below and for elderly homeowners, climbing a ladder may not be a great idea. We recommend that you walk around your yard and see as much of the roof as possible. Use binoculars, if you have them, to see a closer view of the shingles, the flashing, the gutters, and the downspouts. Look for uniformity in layout and color. Look for any that might be cracked, broken, or completely missing.
Discoloration In The Attic Or Ceiling
If you see discoloration on the ceiling or in the attic, it is a likely sign that water is making its way into your home, especially if that discoloration is growing over time. Swelling and sagging are also key indicators that the roof needs some attention. Take a flashlight with you into your attic and examine all the interior roof surfaces that you are able to see. If any appear darkened or swelled with moisture, it is time to take immediate action. Left unchecked, these will only get worse, create unhealthy mold, and lead to larger repair costs.
Mossy Or Moldy Shingles
Many homes in California will grow a bit of mold during the winter rainy season. Those moldy spots soon disappear as the hot, dry weather returns. Moss and mold on your roof indicate that moisture is being trapped where it is not wanted. Left unchecked these mossy areas allow water to seep under your shingles. Keeping your roof free of all growth and debris are high recommended for optimal roof maintenance.
If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call. Roof repairs done early are almost always less expensive than those that have gone unnoticed or unattended. Let us help you keep that most important part of your home healthy and safe.
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.
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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!