Repairing or replacing a roof is a major investment in money and time. You need a roofing contractor who will explain the procedures of repairs or replacement.
A competent roofing company with representatives that have personal skills will meet with you and go through the entire process of roof replacement. The representative will consult with you about the status or condition of the following:
- Removal of old roof or shingles
- Attic insulation and vents
- Flashing and soffits
- Gutters and drains
- Time needed for repairs or replacement
- Overall cost of materials and labor
Your Atlanta roofer should go over these items with you before you make a decision on replacement or repairs.
A reliable roofing company will give you an estimate of all materials and labor costs. They may explain how asphalt shingles are recycled into paving materials so that there is no waste. The roofers will be responsible for waste removal and will factor this into their cost.
A reliable roofing company will tell you if a new roof with venting strips and flashing is actually needed. You may be able to repair an old or damaged section of your roof without replacing the entire roof.
A roofing company that has the homeowners’ interest in mind will do an entire inspection that includes the roof underlayment and attic area to assess the need for a roof replacement. A complete analysis of the inspection will be presented to the homeowner, who will make the final decision. A roofing company that only tells a homeowner that a new roof is needed immediately, without an inspection, is not reliable.
Your roofer should be willing to explain terminology to you so that you understand how the entire roofing system works. For example, the flashings on a roof at the seams and valleys of the structure allow for good water runoff. These strips are also used to prevent leaks at chimneys and other intrusions on the roof.
Soffits are the openings that allow air to circulate through the attic spaces to keep it dry. Gutters collect water runoff from the roof and guide it into drains. All of these items will be explained by good Atlanta roofers.
As a family owned business, Echols Roofing has served the Atlanta area with outstanding personal service since 1960. We are the winner of the Best Picks Reports for North Atlanta for 18 years with an A+ rating from the BBB.
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