Once you have decided to install a metal roof, it’s time to find a reputable, qualified contractor who knows the ins and outs of metal roofing installation. Just as in other professions, not all roofing contractors are equal.
When you shop around for that perfect roofing contractor,
There are things to consider that are specific to metal roofing installation and experience in that particular material is a must.
Metal roofing is laid directly on top of the existing roof. Although this technique may be less labor-intensive than ripping out the old materials, the job must be done right. Spending a lot of money on a metal roof is a fantastic investment, but if not done correctly will cost you down the road. Make sure you hire a metal contractor with proven experience.
Additional tips to consider when hiring a metal roofing contractor
• Get everything in writing. Make sure you understand the terms of your contract before you seal the deal.
• Understand where your money is going. The majority of roof installation costs are to purchase the copper, steel, or aluminum materials.
• Ask for references before you hire. Speak to former customers who have had metal roofs installed to get a feel for your contractor’s skills.
Most important use a contractor within a reasonable traveling distance say 50 miles max.