Local Roofing Contractors Share Holiday Decorating Tips

Local Roofing Contractors Share Holiday Decorating Tips

Myrtle Beach roofing contractors understand that putting holiday decorations on the roof is part of many homeowners’ preparations for the holidays. On the other hand, what many homeowners do not realize is how dangerous and risky this can be. This is especially true if the homeowners do not implement safety and precautions when putting up holiday decorations on the roof. If you plan on hanging holiday decorations on your roof, you should consider the following safety tips. • Put up holiday decorations during the day so you have all the lighting you need. Remember that it is safest to work on anything during the day because you can see everything. More importantly, you will know where it is safe to stand or lean on when you climb the roof. You will also be able to easily detect the safest part of the roof to hang your decorations if you have sufficient lighting. • Myrtle Beach roofing contractors strongly recommend postponing your holiday decorating when there is bad weather. Obviously, aside from getting sick, you can also end up in an accident or obtain injuries if you pursued decorating your roof and lawn in a bad weather. Strong winds can blow the décor away and the rains can make it difficult for you to see where you need to hang your decorations or where you should step so you will not fall from the roof. Moreover, the rains can make the ladder and the roof slippery, thus, it will be dangerous for you to walk on them. • After bringing out your holiday decorations from storage, check each item to...
Hiring Roofers For A Professional Roof Replacement

Hiring Roofers For A Professional Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is a critical home renovation that should be left only to professional roofers. Every home’s roof lasts for 30-50 years depending on how the owner maintains and takes care of the roof. On the other hand, there are other factors that could damage your roof and prompt you for an immediate replacement. These factors primarily include various weather conditions. If your roof is severely damaged, you will need to have it replaced immediately so as not to cause damage to other parts of your house. Whatever the reason is, you will need to ensure your roof is in tip-top condition by having it repaired or replaced as necessary. Keep in mind that the roof is an important part of the house and plays a major role in preventing the heat of the sun, heavy storms, hail and strong winds from causing damage to your house and risking you and your family’s safety. If you are planning for a roof replacement soon, it is best to hire professionals instead of doing it on your own. Contract Exteriors can help you efficiently replace your roof with a more advanced roof that will effectively keep you, your house and family protected from sudden changes in weather. Steps in replacing a roof Experienced and trained roofers in Myrtle Beach follow a certain series of steps in replacing a roof. 1. Protection – Before starting with the roof replacement process, it is important to ensure that the entire property is protected so as to avoid causing damage to it. Make sure the siding is covered and that the plants and bushes are...
9 Don’ts When Evaluating Roofing Contractors

9 Don’ts When Evaluating Roofing Contractors

Looking for suitable roofing contractors in Myrtle Beach is not an easy task especially considering the numerous companies that you need to check and evaluate. Despite this, however, many homeowners pursue with the task because it is extremely necessary to have a dedicated roofer that you can work with and call anytime you need their assistance. To make this process easier, here is a list of 9 things that you should NOT do when evaluating roofing companies. 1. Don’t forget to check the licenses and insurance Ask the roofer for their licenses and check its authenticity and expiration date. Also inquire about their insurance policies. This is important because if a roofer is insured, you will not be held liable for any injuries or accidents that he or she or their staff might get into while working on your roof. You can also check their website for information on their licenses and insurance. Most roofing companies work hard to provide satisfaction to their every customer as well as to prove their worth for potential clients such as you. Thus, those legit roofers will be more than willing to provide any certification you might ask from them. 2. Don’t agree to pay upfront There are roofing companies that might ask you for a full payment upfront. If this is your first time to work with this company, it is best not to agree with this term as you negotiate and discuss. Work out a payment term with the roofer where you will be both benefited. Keep in mind, however, that the roofer will need to money upfront to pay for...
Specific Details Your Roofing Contractor Should Not Miss

Specific Details Your Roofing Contractor Should Not Miss

A professional roofing contractor should provide you with complete details regarding the work to be done on your roof. And these details should be clearly indicated in the proposal. Also, these should specifically include product and warranty details. Product details and particulars If you’ve received a proposal from a local roofing contractor and it doesn’t indicate the specifications of the products that will be used for your roofing project, you should either return the proposal and ask for a more specific one or look for another contractor. It is important that the proposal contain specific product details include specifications and manufacturer information. Keep in mind that quality between manufacturers highly vary and there are brands that are inferior to others and has substandard quality. If you are given a generic description or specification for the roof system to be installed, it would be difficult for you to know whether or not the product to be used has high quality. And this is extremely important to ensure you and your family’s safety. Don’t forget that a weak roof has high risk for various types of dangers, not to mention it might not be suitable to protect you and your family during storms and hurricanes. What product specifics should the proposal include? Generally, your roofing contractor will include details about the roofing membrane, insulation system, the asphalt system, and re-covering materials if necessary. The details, however, should include the following: complete names of each product’s manufacturer the number of plies required for each membrane the specific type of plies to be used materials to be used for attaching the insulation and...
Do I Need To Hire A Roofing Contractor?

Do I Need To Hire A Roofing Contractor?

As more and more video tutorials are being published on a daily basis, homeowners are now starting to do their own roof repair and no longer think about hiring a professional roofing contractor. Most say they didn’t have any problems and actually did a fairly good job considering it is their first time to do roof repairs DIY-style. Because of this, more homeowners are jumping onto the DIY wagon. If you are thinking the same thing, it’s wise to stop and take time to analyze the situation first. Don’t forget that your roof is one of the most important parts of your house and it needs to be repaired properly. Otherwise, you will not only end up with a lot more repairs to do, but you also might end up endangering yourself and the rest of your family by having them live under a weak roof. Before you start with the DIY process, consider the disadvantages, and possible dangers, in doing the repairs on your own instead of hiring a roofing contractor. Lacking necessary experience and knowledge Despite how many video tutorials you watch and how-to articles you read about roof repairs, these will not provide you with the required information you need to fully understand how the roofing system works. Keep in mind that this greatly helps in ensuring the repair goes smoothly, safely, and efficiently. If you have backgrounds in roof repair, then it would be logical and safe to do your own repairs. However, if you are in an entirely different industry and have no experience with roofing, it would be wise and more cost effective...