Get It in Writing
The whole idea behind the roofing contract is that the job be completed to your satisfaction. For that reason, it should not be some standardized prefab document put together by the roofing contractor. You should have plenty of input to make sure the contract contains every last detail of the job, down to the kind and number of nails to be used.
First of all, assume nothing and never sign a blank or incomplete contract. Be sure you know what you need and indicate with words or pictures exactly what areas of the roof are to be covered. Is it the whole roof you’re replacing? Is the garage included? Do you want one or more layers of the old roof removed? State that a layer of felt (or tarpaper) is to be laid down and indicate the weight to be used. Lake Forest Roofing and Roof Repair
The contract should say when the work the work should begin and when it should be completed. Use dates not number of working days. This way, if your contractor drags his feet on starting, you have the opportunity to choose another roofer.
The Contractor’s State License Law requires that work “substantially commence” within 20 days from the approximate date specified. Include a description of what constitutes substantial commencement of the work.
Spell out in detailed language what roofing materials are to be used and the manner in which they will be installed. Read the material manufacturer’s instructions and warranty conditions on the roofing shingles roof tiles you have selected. Make sure that the manufacture’s application instructions are included in the contract. If your roof is installed improperly your manufacture’s warranty may be voided. Anaheim Roofing and Roof Repair Contractor.
Don’t forget that the labor warranty is separate (it is issued by the contractor himself, while the material warranty comes from the manufacturer). Press your roofer for at least a four year warranty on his workmanship. In California’s drought-prone climate, it may take that long to get a few good soakings in to test the job. Aliso Viejo Roofing.
Specify that your contractor is responsible for obtaining all roofing permits from the city and for arranging all required inspections. Know exactly what you need and spell it out. Do flashings need to be replaced? How about the gutters? Is there rot in the fascias? If you are replacing the flashings, indicate what material is to be used and what weight they will be. Spell out the exact price for the work and the terms and conditions of payment. Know that California law requires that your down payment may not be more than $1,000.00 or 10% of the contract price, whichever is less. Finance charges are not included in this limit. Garden Grove Roofing and Roof Repair.
Debris: Make sure that you aren’t left with it. Give detailed clean-up instructions and state your contractor is responsible for hauling all the trash away. You may not be to concerned with this detail because you can see if the trash has been removed or not. But, what you can see is when the roofer replaces broken or cracked roofing tiles on your roof he may break the old roofing tile into little pieces and shove it under your existing roof. I have literally hauled away more than a 100lbs of broken roofing tiles and other trash left under the roof from a previous roofer.
That is a huge problem. It dams up the water under the roof and causes dirt, leaves, and debris, to collect and rot. This in turn causes the tar paper to rot and causes roof leaks! We never do this. We do each roof repair job the right way the first. We carefully remove existing roofing tiles and safely stack them aside for later re-use. We bring re-usable trash bags to the job and clean the roof repair area thoroughly before proceeding. We are meticulous about being neat and clean and leaving your roof in the best possible condition. Hiring the right person to repair your roof is one of the biggest home improvement decisions you can make. You could make or break the health of your roof by making the right or wrong call here. Hire us to repair your roof and we will make it last longer than anyone else will.
South County Roofing has recently completed roofing leak repair jobs in these cities:
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, The City of Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
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