The nature of roofing is such that it is a project most individuals will only deal with once in their life, maybe twice. A well installed roof lasts for decades, unless damaged by a strong storm or other outside influence. If you purchase a new home, chances are you will move out before ever needing to address the roof. Most often, roof repair or replacement is a project faced by those who purchase an older home and have to take care of the roof within the first few years of living there.
Because it is not a very frequent project, many homeowners are lacking information when starting out in search of roof repair or replacement. Education is the first step toward taking on any new task, so the following a few of the basics to look at in any roofing job.
· Materials Warranty. Most shingles fall somewhere into the 20,30,40,50, or limited lifetime warranty category. By purchasing roofing materials that fall into the 50 or lifetime category, you can be confident your roof will outlast you.
· Find a roofer. Roofing is a specific job that requires specific skills and knowledge. It is not a job that can be done proficiently by any old sub-contractor. Be sure to ask that the actual work being done is performed by an experienced roofer.
· Insurance. This one applies to any contracting job, and is vitally important. With a big investment like a roof, you want to make sure you are protected in case of something going wrong. Ask for proof of insurance before starting any work.
· Experience. Since roofing is such a specific trade, experience is important to doing quality work. Many roofing (or construction) companies come and go within a couple years. Find a company that has been in business for a long time and has done many jobs in your area.
Holden Roofing fits the bill on all of those points. Since 1961, Holden has been the trusted leader in the roofing industry across Texas. We only employ roofers, and only experienced ones at that. We purchase top quality materials from the best manufacturers such as Owens-Corning. We are insured to $2,000,000 for your protection.
Holden Roofing makes a confusing, challenging job quite simple. If you are a homeowner faced with a roof repair or replacement project, choose Holden and leave the rest to us.