How To Find A Roofer

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Choose a Contractor Who Installs Top-performing Products

By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Contractors are only as good as the products they choose to install. When you hire a roofing contractor to work on your home, you expect professionalism and quality work. You may have been given an outstanding experience by your contractor throughout the sales process, ...


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Finding a Contractor

By Vickie Sharples, RCS Partner. Tips and advice on finding a reliable contractor. When you type in “roofing contractor” in your search engine of choice, you’ll get many results that want to help you “find a contractor in your area.” Some sites offer basic information or tips like AskARoofer, but most ...


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14+ Questions to Ask Your Contractor

By Vickie Sharples, RCS Partner. Interview your contractor to ensure a successful roof installation. Having a roof installed is no small project or expense, so you want to make sure you’re working with a professional contractor and that you’re setting yourself up for success. Don’t be shy, have a list of ...


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Re-roofing My House - 10 Steps to Success

The day has come, you know you can’t go another year with that tired old roof. Where do you start? Before you start making calls to local roofing contractors, you need to be organized. Get a binder with pockets so you can slip brochures, contracts and proposals, addresses of roofs you ...


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5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Roofing Contractor

Five reasons to hire a certified roofing contractor. A roofing question came in this morning. I was asked if I knew a good roofing contractor in Portland, Washington area. It just so happens I have no solid contacts up there at this time that I felt comfortable referring to. So I ...


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Roofing Contractor Bull

Be smart and choose a contractor on his reputation not price. The attraction of the cheap price is hard to resist and once you have made the decision the result could be like this guy running with the bulls. If you mess with a bull you may get gored. If I had ...


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Your Roof, Is it a Pig with Lipstick?

OK, you may be asking what does lipstick on a pig have to do with roofing? It may surprise you – but I see pigs with lipstick all the time in the roofing business. The term Lipstick on a Pig means no matter how much you try to make something old ...


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5 Signs of a Good Roofer

So you are new to the area and you have a roof leak. Who do you call? Most people do not have a list of contractors to review when things go bad with your home. For those who have been in their homes for years, may recall a catchy commercial may ...


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Contract with my roofer, do I need one?

Contract with my roofer. . . do I need one? Simple question-big answer. When doing any home improvements it is always a good idea to have a written contract no matter how big or small to the job is. Long gone are the days of a promise, hand a shake and trusting ...


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Question To Ask Your Roofer - Construction Bond

There are many questions to qualify your choice of a roofing contractor to install your roof. The most important one, in my opinion, is, Does the state you are in, require a contractor to be Licensed and Bonded? Many states require some sort of registering or licensing to contract a roofing ...


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