For those that are looking to hire roofing contractors to work on their homes, should understand that there are a few things to consider. There are many reasons as to why you should hire a roofing contractor. It’s similar to hiring a mechanic to change the oil on a car. Sure, an amateur can probably figure the process out, but there’s generally something to belabor it, whether it’s extracting a petrified oil filter or figuring out what to do with the used motor oil. Their wells worth the $30 or $40 to have professionals change the oil on a car.

An established roofing contractor offers similar value (Source: Roof Doctor). They bring the knowledge and confidence that will ensure the roof work process runs smoothly and quickly.

So what can a roofing contractor do? Some of the basic services include:

  • Re-roofing: Replacing an entire roof. Many houses need to replace their roof every 7-10 years depending on where you live.
  • Repairs: If there’s a leak in a roof and it’s repairable, then this would be the best way to go about it.  By hiring a roofing contractor they can quickly determine if the roof will need to be either repaired or replaced.
  • Roof and gutter cleaning: Cleaning the gutters from a roof is a tough job and for those that don’t want to do it themselves, a roofing contractor would be someone to help get the job done.
  • Low slope (flat): Roofing contractors can provide a range of services for flat or low-sloped roofs, such as water treatments to ensure there isn’t damage or leaking from sedentary fluid.

Beyond this, roofing contractors can perform various other tasks like deck or other types of woodwork. Some roofing companies even venture into window replacement or HVAC work. No matter what the home improvement job is, hiring a contractor is always a great way to get the job done right the first time.