Read This Article Before Hiring Roofers in Wilmington, NC

Thinking about replacing the existing roof on your house? Here are a few things to consider before hiring a roofing contractor in Wilmington, NC.

Ask for detailed written estimates. Never take a roofer seriously if you get an estimate on the back of a business card.

Ask for general liability and workers compensation  insurance certificates. Insurance agents can directly email these to you within 24 hours.

Ask for certification from the shingle manufacturer. Only reputable companies get certification from manufactures.

Ask for references with addresses  and phone numbers. This one is a given but many homeowner don’t ask for references. A good roofer should have at least 3 recently installed roofs with references.

A professional roofing contractor will prepare an estimate outlining each steep of the roof replacement process and clearly estate the brand and style of shingle to be used. The proposal should include all expenses associated with replacing a roof and it should clearly estate the price per square foot to replace any of the following; plywood replacement, 1 inch board replacement, fascia replacement, shingle molding replacement.  Chimney and wall flashings should be inspected by roofing contractor and recommendations should be made with the written estimate.  The roofing estimate should mention how many nails per shingle will be used and if the shingles will be hand nailed or pneumatic nail guns will be used.  If a roof replacement price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Roofers in Wilmington have a fix cost per square roof on materials and labor is about the same for all reputable roofing companies. If you get an estimate that is way lower than all the others, ask questions, ask questions, ask questions.  As a professional roofer, I like it when homeowners ask me tons of questions because each question is an opportunity to lay the foundation of trust between you and my roofing company.

By  Sady Escalante

Vice President