Why is it so important to hire reputable, licensed Utah roofing contractors? It is simple: because you have one home and one roof that protects your entire home from damaging rain, snow, wind and water damage.
If you experience a roof leak and obtain a sub-part construction repair, then next season, when the roof begins to leak again, you could have exposed yourself to harmful black mold that has been making its way deep into the crevices of your home. Additionally, an unlicensed roofer may not even be in business anymore and if they are, they likely have no guarantee policy, leaving you shelling out another forkful of valuable paychecks. If the roof had been installed properly in the first place, or the first repair done safely and accurately, then future problems could have been avoided, including potential health hazards.
Individual state governments regulate licensed roofing contractors. Roofing repairs are not cheap and having a reputable contractor not only provides peace of mind, but they typically guarantee their work in case anything happens in the future. Licensed roofing companies are bonded and insured, which is a requirement to obtain a license. This also generally indicates the company is not an unreliable operation that will virtually disappear from existence in two month’s time.
Depending upon a licensed roofer’s guarantee, most will repair damage for 10, 15, 20 to 30 years depending upon the warranty and the roofing material company’s guarantee. Whitaker Roofing, a reputable Salt Lake City roofing company, has been in business for two generations. With a permanent place of business, they have overcome the giant hurdle that many new Utah roofing companies face – that more than 90-percent of contracting businesses fail within the first five years of business.
Whitaker also offers a valuable list of certifications and carries a number of manufacturer roofing products. With a lengthy list of satisfied clients, potential customers can view Whitaker’s handiwork firsthand before making any long-term commitments.
While some customers may be attracted to low bids, it is important to look at the big picture. Not only is reasonable pricing attractive, but also so is having a long-term warranty that provides adequate peace of mind. Working with a reputable company with an excellent final work product is important, as a roof is a critical investment for any homeowner.