It’s a fact. There are a lot of reputable roofing companies. But sadly, there are also quite a few who are less than honest when it comes to the facts they’re touting to their customers. You may not be getting the whole story about roof repair, roof replacement, or the other elements that contribute to the health of your roofing system. We are going to dispel some myths we’ve heard about the care and maintenance of your roof.
All Shingles are the Same
MYTH. If this were true, there would be only one type of shingle. Even individual manufacturers make different shingles with varying features. In general, there are two types of asphalt shingles; 3-tab and architectural. Three-tab shingles are lower in cost, last a shorter amount of time and are one-dimensional. Architectural shingles give your roof the appearance of wood shake or slate. Some shingles have wind warranties, some are impact resistant, others are certified as Cool Roofs by ENERGY STAR®. So clearly, All shingles are not the same.
Putting a Second Layer of Shingles on Your Home is Better
MYTH. Although a roofing overlay, the term for installing a new roof over your old one, is legal, it’s not better. In fact, in many cases the new roof won’t last as long as it could because it will be directly impacted by the old roof and the issues it had. Ideally installing a new roofing system is your best bet for a sound roof. If your roofing company strips your roof down to the roof deck, inspects it, installs new underlayment, flashing, and shingles, your roof will last longer and will better protect your home.
Annual Roofing Inspections are a Waste
MYTH. Many reputable roofing companies provide annual roofing inspections and charge for them. It’s well worth your investment to pay for an annual roofing inspection because your roofer can perform proactive maintenance. Small issues like loose flashing or a mis-aligned shingle can be corrected before they become a big problem and cause water damage in your attic or home.
If you have a roofing company you know and trust, schedule regular inspections and perform roof repair as soon as it becomes necessary. If you don’t have a roofer you trust, call Premo Roofing Contractors. We’ll perform a no obligation inspection of your roof and come up with a plan for repair. Let us be your partner on all your roofing, siding, and window needs. Call 831-443-3605 or fill out our contact form today.
FACT. A properly installed roof will bring you and your home many years of protection. And, maintaining that roof with occasional service from a reputable Central Coast roofing company has proven itself to be a great investment.
Experts in all things roofing, Premo Roofing Company can handle any job from small residential repairs to re-roofing, from new construction to large commercial buildings.
We are pleased to announce that Premo Roofing has recently been designated as an Authorized Contractor for four Orchard Supply Hardware® stores in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties (Seaside, Salinas, Watsonville and Capitola).
The Orchard Supply Hardware Authorized Contractor program seeks to promote excellence in the industry by setting the highest standards possible for certification and, at the same time, providing consumers the most professional and reliable contractors for their home improvement projects.
As an Authorized Orchard Supply Hardware Contractor, Premo Roofing has proven its commitment to quality installations and dedication to customer service and meeting Orchard’s requirements for top-quality craftsmanship and excellent service for every customer.
Get the peace of mind that comes with a contractor who is an Orchard Supply Hardware Authorized Contractor. Quality. Integrity. Service. Value. That’s the Premo Roofing Seal of Satisfaction: our commitment to serve your needs with quality workmanship and materials, professional integrity, exceptional service and maximum value.
As your local roofing contractor in Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties, Premo Roofing Company can provide you with affordable roofing services with time-tested, proven performance. If you need a new roof, roof repair, maintenance or any other kind of roofing service, contact us or complete our estimate form online and schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.
You deserve…a Premo Roofing Experience!
Nothing haunts a homeowner like experiencing problems with their roof. It is a chilling thing to witness when rainwater drips into your home one drop at a time.
Hiring a competent, honest roofing contractor is a surprisingly difficult task. With the high stakes and higher expense of roof repairs or re-roofs, a homeowner must be especially vigilant about the roofer he or she hires for their roofing project.
At Premo Roofing Company in Salinas, we want to share our roofing knowledge. Below are some of the most common roofing questions to ask before you hire your contractor.
Do You Have Liability Coverage, Current License And Workers’ Insurance?
The answers to all three of these questions need to be “yes”. As a follow up, ask to see the relevant paperwork for these three things. If the roofer cannot produce them, chances are he does not have them. Look elsewhere.
Can I Have A List Of References?
It is crucial that you follow up on the roofer by checking his references, both previous clients and professional affiliations. If a roofer balks at providing you with these, again, look elsewhere.
How Much Is The Deposit On Repairs?
You will need to know how much up-front money the roofer requires before beginning the repairs, both for your own budget and to ensure that there is good faith money on the table. Never pay for the entire cost before work begins.
What Is The Time Frame For The Repairs?
This is important, in order to get the roofer to commit to an articulated deadline for completion of the repairs.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Your Work Before You Begin?
This is an important step that many people often overlook. This can help you save time and money by allowing the roofer to get started right away when he shows up for work on the first day.
Will you provide me with a written lien waiver? Your roofing contractor should provide you with a written waiver at the conclusion of the job. This is a legal document, which says the homeowner has paid the roofer in full for the roofing project and the roofer waives his right to place a lien on your property.
Are you a member of any roofing associations? Contractors who are on the forefront of their field are always looking to learn about their trade. They do this to network with other roofing contractors and continue to learn the best practices in their trade.
Do you guarantee your work? The contractor you have chosen to complete your roofing project should guarantee their work. Make sure you are dealing with a reputable company that will be there if any issues do arise.
How many roofers will be on site during the roofing project? Make sure there will be more than four roofers working on the roof at one time. If not the roofing job till take much longer than necessary. Ask who will be in charge while the roofing job is going on.
Are your roofers certified in the products they install? Make sure the roofers that will be installing the roof are certified in the materials they are using.
Of the many questions you can ask a roofing contractor during the interview, the most important question is one you must ask yourself. Do I feel comfortable with and trust the person I am about to hire? The answer to that question should make your decision a little easier.
When you are in the market for a new home, one thing that you will definitely want to take into consideration is the condition, age, remaining life, type and style of the roof. Replacing an existing roof can be extremely expensive, and if the roof is in poor condition, you may wish to arrange to have the roof repaired or replaced by the seller or negotiate a lower price which takes into consideration the cost of the repairs. In some states, where the inclement weather can seriously affect the expected lifetime of a roof, it is often required by the lender that the roof inspection be conducted prior to the sale.
A roofing contractor like Premo Roofing Company in Salinas can save you considerable time, money and headaches by making an inspection of the roof before you make your purchase offer. We will take into account such things as the condition of the roofing material, the condition of the drains, downspouts and gutters, and the flashing that surrounds roof pipes, chimneys, vents and so on. Proper attic venting is also an important issue. Improper attic ventilation especially at vaulted ceiling can lead to serious condensation and dry rot problems that often go undetected. If the roof meets our criteria and does not require repairs, we can then estimate how many serviceable years remain for the roof, and can certify the inspection.
This type of inspection is important to both buyer and seller, and is good from 2 to 5 years. Several factors affect this inspection. The type of roof – asphalt shingle, wood shake, tile, slate, metal or even tar and gravel are commonplace; the age of the roof; the pitch of the roof; the number of layers of roofing material already on the roof, and even previous repairs made to the roof.
If at all possible, you will want to get a quote, or even several, on necessary repairs before you commit to a purchase. This will allow you to make an informed decision, and you will know from the start what you can expect in order to have the roof in the condition you want upon purchase.
Premo Roofing Company is a full-service, locally owned company providing quality residential roofing and commercial roofing services to Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Seaside, Hollister, Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Contact us today for an inspection or a free estimate.