It’s important to vet roofing contractors before hiring them for all your roofing needs. There are always unscrupulous individuals in any industry who may not always give you good value for your money, and the roof repair and replacement industry is no exception. Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to spot a trustworthy contractor just by looking at the quality of their work.
Our experts at DryTech Roofing LLC consider the following as some of the most common signs that you’re dealing with a good roofing contractor:
Removing Old Shingles
There are cases when roofing contractors might choose to install new shingles over the old ones. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it’s your first roof replacement. However, a good contractor will make the effort to remove the old shingles first to ensure that the job is done properly. Adding a new layer of shingles over the old ones can make your roof weigh more, which might jeopardize its structure in the long run.
Using New Flashing
Some contractors cut corners by reusing old flashing strips during a roof replacement. As always, there are rare cases when this may be a viable practice, particularly if your flashing were recently installed. However, as a rule, old, deteriorated, and corroded flashing strips have no place and should never be reused in new roofs.
Properly Designing Eaves and Ridges
Roofs installed by experienced roofing contractors will have overhanging shingles and ridge caps correctly installed. The shingles in both the eaves and ridges are different from the regular shingles and it takes skill to install these specialized tabs and covers properly.
Ensuring Adequate Ventilation
Finally, a good roofing contractor understands the importance of adequate ventilation in any roofing system. This means that they will often install the right soffit and ridge vents to help promote air circulation within the roofing system.
At DryTech Roofing LLC, you can trust our team of professionals to always give you excellent service in all your roof repair, installation and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Maryland and other nearby communities.