Be wise when selecting a roofer

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

As most homeowners know, a quality, reliable roof will improve the appearance, curb appeal and value of your home, as well as give you peace of mind during the rainy season.

Proper roof maintenance and inspection will prevent potential water damage due to leaks, and will avoid costly repairs due to mold, mildew and wood rot. Be sure to select the correct roofing system to complement the design of your home. The pitch (slope) of your roof will help you determine which roofing system is suitable. Consulting with a knowledgeable roofing contractor will help you with appropriate roofing options to meet your needs and goals.

Many roofing systems are heat reflective, helping lower your energy use by lowering your electric bill. Proper roof ventilation, using ridge vents or solar attic fans, are also effective ways to keep your home cooler during hot summer months. At United Roofing, the company prides itself on providing you the expertise to help guide you towards the best roofing solution for your home.

If you are planning to install a photovoltaic (PV) system, United Roofing’s expert staff can give you an evaluation of your roof condition — to help you decide if reroofing makes sense — before the installation of your PV system. It will cost you approximately $100 per PV module, to remove and reinstall, when you reroof your home. Reroofing prior to the installing of a photovoltaic system often makes sense for your home and pocketbook.

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When selecting a roofing contractor, do your homework. Make sure that your contractor is licensed, has worker’s compensation insurance, has a clean record with RICO (State of Hawaii) and is in good standing with the BBB. Pay close attention to your roofing estimator during the selection process. Are they on time for your meeting? Are they attentive to your needs and goals? Are they knowledgeable about different roofing systems? If the answer is no, look elsewhere.

Make sure that your estimate is provided to you in detail (in writing) and covers the entire project, detailing the specifications, warranty, contractor responsibilities and duties. You should never feel pressured to make a decision, and you should be encouraged to do your research prior to selecting your contractor.

At United Roofing, you are provided with uncompromised quality of materials and workmanship. The company will give you a seven year workmanship warranty. It is able to install all types of roofing systems, as well as seamless aluminum gutters to complete your roofing project.

Also offered are free estimates and roof assessments. If you are considering a new roof, call United Roofing at 428-7947. The staff is confident that it will use its 25 years of experience in the roofing industry to provide you with top-notch quality, from estimate to installation completion.

Its installation crew members have experience, dedication and professionalism, as well as the aloha spirit. United Roofing looks forward to the opportunity to bid on your upcoming project. Call today — you’ll be glad you did.

UNITED ROOFING
contact // 428-7947
web // www.unitedroofinghi.com