- What is the company’s reputation?
- Are they a local company?
- How long have they been in business?
- Call local suppliers and ask about their experience with the company.
- Check the business with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List and other associations.
- How is the company going to protect my interests?
- Are they insured?
- Do they want money up front?
- Do they offer quality control through the roofing process?
- What warranties does the company offer?
- What does the warranty cover, and for how long?
- Will I still have a warranty after the repair work is completed?
- Do they have a dedicated staff that handles warranty issues?
Despite the lower risk of roof valleys causing leakage in milder climate areas, you may still want to consider adding protection in this problem area. The valley is typically the highest place for foot traffic on your roof, and a little extra protection will help if the shingles become damaged in that area from foot traffic or a storm. Pro 1 Construction Inc., uses GAF Storm Guard in all installations of our roof replacements and put rolled valley metal on top of the GAF Storm Guard, for double protection. “We Get It Right The First Time”
We recommend that you use a self-sealing membrane in your roof valley rather than installing, just valley metal. Unlike valley metal, a self-sealing underlayment will seal itself back up after a nail is driven through it. Unlike valley metal, self-sealing membranes will also never rust out.
Quality control makes a greater difference in the workmanship of your roof than which fastener is used or how it’s applied. As part of our roofing process, all Pro 1 Construction Inc., sales representatives are responsible for conducting quality control checks during the entire installation and repair process. Inspecting nailing patterns and nail penetration are key components of the quality control process.
Flashing installed by the roofer
Leaks caused by improper installation of roofing material
Your warranty will still be good long after the storm has gone, and will be serviced by our field service technicians 7 days a week.
Tip: You will not be able to sell or refinance your home with a damaged roof.
Tip: Age does matter!!!
Tip: If you have a full replacement cost policy, the insurance company pays the whole bill except your deductible. However, your insurance property loss worksheet can be very confusing for anyone who has not had a claim before or anyone who has been through a claim in the last few years.
Glossary of Terms
- Depreciation the amount of money that the insurance company withholds until work is completed and invoices are provided documenting the repairs.
- Re Inspection another inspection will be done to determine the damage to your home.
- Felt saturated black roofing paper used for temporary waterproofing and underlayment.
- Laminated or Dimensional composition shingles manufactured to resemble wood shakes.
- 3 Tab the flat composition shingles.
- Square roofing term for 100 square feet.
- Tear Off removal of existing layer(s) of roofing materials.
- Hit, Bruise, Split names given to the visible impact of hail on roofing materials.
- Lien Release affidavit from contractor releasing homeowner and the mortgage company from obligation for the materials and labor furnished for the completion of the contract. Provided upon payment in full.
- Re-deck. Installation of 4’x8’ OSB or plywood sheets to provide a nailable surface: typically only needed when changing over to composition shingles or have slotted decking with over a 5/8 inch gap between the wood decking.
- 25 Yr, 30 Yr, 40 Yr, or a 50 Yr Lifetime Warranty term for different weighs and lengths of manufacturer’s warranty periods of composition as well as all types of roofing materials.