Whether you’re having your residential or commercial roofing system replaced or repaired, it’s never recommended that you try to handle it on your own. This is because, while it’s true that a DIY roofing job might be able to help you save some money, it would only work if you’re an experienced roofer yourself. If you have little to no experience when it comes to repairing or replacing roofing systems, it’s more likely that you’ll make a few mistakes that can be costlier to rectify.
As such, it’s best that you hire a professional roofer to get the job done instead. However, when you hire a roofer for the job, you shouldn’t just turn to the first contractor you see. Instead, you should consider hiring a GAF Master Elite® roofer for the job. Here’s why.
1. Superior Workmanship
When you hire a GAF Master Elite contractor to do some work on your roofing system, it’s guaranteed that your roof will be repaired or replaced with superior workmanship. Remember: GAF doesn’t just hand out this certification to any contractor. Roofers must first go through some of the most stringent training and testing that has been put in place by GAF before they can qualify for the Master Elite certification, which in turn trains them to provide nothing but the best when it comes to workmanship of the roof. This ensures your roof will be repaired or replaced in a timely and efficient manner.
2. Solid Warranties
If you turn to a GAF Master Elite roofer for your roofing needs, you can rest assured that your new roofing system will receive some of the most iron-clad protection in the industry. This is because working with GAF qualifies you for strong warranties like the comprehensive Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, which offers a 50-year coverage on roofing materials and a 20 year coverage on workmanship. This allows your roof to remain protected for a significant amount of time. Other GAF warranties that protect your roof for many years include the Silver Pledge™ Limited Warranty and the System Plus Limited Warranty.
3. Updated on Latest Industry Trends
Thanks to the advancement in technology, the trends in the roof replacement and repair industry have also evolved with time. Unfortunately, some contractors sometimes find it difficult to keep up with the latest roofing trends that can help prolong its lifespan or improve a roof’s appearance.
Luckily, when you enlist a GAF Master Elite contractor, you won’t have to worry about being left behind because roofers with this certification are always trained to know everything about the latest trends of the roofing industry – and to constantly stay up-to-date on what’s best for their customers. This allows them to offer homeowners like you only the most advanced of installation methods and options if you ever need to replace or repair your roofing system.
4. Access to High-End Roofing Options
Some roofing brands offer high-end roofing options to their customers to help them improve their home’s appearance, energy efficiency and value. While gaining access to these high-end options may sound difficult, when you work with a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor for your roofing needs, you actually gain automatic access to some high-end roofing options for your home.
If you turn to GAF for your roof repair or replacement project, you’re more than free to pick from their line of asphalt shingles, such as the Timberline® and Designer options, to not only enhance the look of your home, but to also improve its comfort, energy efficiency and durability.
How to Find a Good Roofer
Besides having a GAF certification, you should also verify that your prospective roofer has other qualifications. When you’re looking for a roofer who can help you replace your home’s roofing system, there are a few ways you can accomplish this. You can start by asking for recommendations from friends and family. This may turn up a number of options for you, but you can narrow down your choices by making sure you only consider those that are credentialed and insured as well as those highly regarded by your community.
Alternatively, you can also turn to the internet to find a roofer who can address your needs. You can also use this opportunity to look up recommendations friends and family may have provided you, checking online for company information and reviews that previous clients have left the roofers. This is because these reviews as well as the number of years they’ve been working on roofing systems can tell you if they’re as experienced, trustworthy and reliable as they claim to be.
Other than that, you may also check the Better Business Bureau for their ratings or if they have any history of unresolved customer complaints. If they have the latter, it’s recommended that you find someone else to repair or replace your roof as they may not be the right fit for your roofing needs.
When you get in touch with roofers you’re interested in, pay particular attention to how they attend to you. Great customer service is also critical to ensuring your overall satisfaction with a job. Not to mention that good rapport with your roofing contractor will help you better relay what you want and need, allowing them to fulfill your requirements exactly.
Need a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor who can help you replace your roof? Look no further than the pros of Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction. With 30 years of experience under our belts, we are the number one service provider to approach when it comes to your roofing needs. Not only that, but we provide siding and remodeling services as well. When it comes to improving your home, we are dedicated to giving you nothing but the best products and services for best results. Give us a call at (847) 261-8892, or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate today!