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

 

Roof Repair or Replace – Things to Consider

Roof Repair or Replace – Things to Consider

Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?

Deciding whether to repair or replace a damaged roof is a question many homeowners grapple with as their roof starts to show its age. For many, it is a often a question that comes down to the roof’s age, how severe the damage is, the cost to repair, whether the home will be going on the market in the near future and the desired finished result. Another consideration is if your roof already has more than one layer of shingles existing.

When to Repair a Damaged Roof

When it is a newer roof, and just a few missing shingles or a small section of the roof is damaged, roof repair can be the best option. For example, if there is a dry-rot caused by a leak and limited to a small area, roof repair is a cost-effective solution that will correct the problem and usually not negatively impact the roof’s overall appearance. Although matching the color is not always an option due to material availability.

When to Replace a Damaged Roof

Roofs are susceptible to time, sun and weather. When a roof ages it suffers UV damage and degranulation and component failure. When it has suffered extensive damage, then replacement is usually the best choice. This might include roofs where multiple leaks have spread over a wide area, fallen trees have damaged a portion of your roof or dry-rot has spread significantly. At times it may not be possible to tie-in a repair to an existing roof if it’s deteriorated too far. It’s also important to consider how much the repair may cost with respect to the remaining useable life of the roof.

Another consideration is that the more extensive the area that needs repairing, the less likely it is that the new shingles or tiles will blend in with the existing roof. This can negatively impact the home’s aesthetics and reduce its value, resale, or become unsightly, which is why many homeowners opt for a full replacement when the repair costs or scope become extensive.

Consider the Costs Carefully

Naturally, roof repairs in Sacramento typically cost less in the short term than a roof replacement. However, the long-term cost can include a potential reduction in property value, difficulty selling the home, sleepless nights in the winter and the need for additional repairs or full replacement in the future. Thus, it’s essential to consult with a professional roofing contractor to determine which is the most cost-effective solution for your property.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

Harlan Quality Roofing – Welcome to our New Website!

Harlan Quality Roofing – Welcome to our New Website!

Harlan Roofing is proud to announce the launch of our new website showcasing the professional work that we do for homeowners and property managers in the greater Sacramento area.

For over 15 years, Harlan Quality Roofing has been providing superior service, products, and workmanship to the Sacramento community. Our entire team is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer experience.

We invite you to browse our gallery of work. We are very proud of our workmanship, and our dedication to always delivering quality on-time…every time.

Our new website boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionality that directs you to the information most relevant to you. It is fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable devices.

Thank you for visiting our new site. We look forward to helping you with all your roofing needs. Proudly Serving the counties of Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado,

 

Harlan Quality Roofing
For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!
916.292.9548