How to Choose a Top Quality Roofing Contractor

Brian Southard contractors, damage assessment, Emergency Restoration, Roofing

Due to the cost of installing a new roof, and because your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, it’s important to hire the best roofing company possible. Here are a few ground rules to help you find the best pro for your home. Search Now 1. Talk to Several Contractors Speak with several roofing companies to establish your price range. It’s also important to note that the winning bid should be relative to the overall price of your job. If you’re spending several thousand dollars on your roof, don’t be swayed by the difference of a few hundred dollars. The more time you spend interviewing potential contractors, the better chance you have of getting the roof you need at an affordable price. 2. Research Credentials Checking out your contractor’s work history is a must to ensure a quality job. Ask for licensing and at least three references while interviewing contractors. Any delay of information is usually a bad sign. 3. Review the Contract and Warranties Never sign a contract without a thorough reading. Taking your time to understand the terms of your agreement is important in finding the perfect pro. Also, make sure you understand the warranty that comes with your new roof. A five-year guarantee on the materials and workmanship and a 20 to 40-year warranty on the roof itself are standard. Search Now 4. Cover Your Bases Cover your bases before work begins. Check with your contractor about whether you need to acquire …

RESTOR | Roof Inspection Tips From The Pros

Markus Kidwell contractors, damage assessment, inspections, Roofing

STORM DAMAGE:  Two words most homeowners don’t want to hear when talking about their roof. This phrase can strike fear in the hearts of anyone who has ever experienced significant and costly damage that required extensive repairs or even roof replacement. The key to minimizing damage – as much as possible – is to know how to inspect for problems right after the storm so you can hire a roofing or restoration company to get the repairs done as quickly as possible. These tips from the pros are a great place to start. Complete a Thorough Inspection Perhaps the most critical thing you can do after a storm hits—whether it’s high winds, tornado, heavy rains, or hail—is to take a close look at the roof. Be sure to wait until it’s safe to inspect, and don’t get up on the roof unless you have proper safety equipment to prevent falls. Homeowners with little or no experience in roofing might not know what to look for, and in those cases it’s often better to hire a roofing contractor to perform the inspection for you. RESTOR is proud to offer fast, FREE roof inspections, so save yourself the hassle and danger by calling us today at 317-644-0099. Look for Shingle Damage Roof damage can come in many forms, but often the damage that results from a storm will be pretty visible on the shingles. Look for damage that could include: Missing shingles or sections of shingles after high winds “Bruised” shingles from …

RESTOR | Early Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Markus Kidwell contractors, Home Improvement, home maintenance, Roofing, Siding

It’s Really Never Too Early To Prepare Your Home for Winter For many of us, it seems like the Summer of 2016 just started, but the reality is school is either back in session or just around the corner. That can only mean one thing in Central Indiana…FALL IS SOON TO FOLLOW! And because RESTOR has always advocated maintenance over repair, we’re happy to bring you the following checklist of things you should start to work on as time (and good weather) allows. Most of the tasks listed below are well within the average person’s ability. But even if you choose to have a professional complete them for you, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money — and maybe even your family. Here’s the checklist at a glance. See the following pages for more detailed guidance. Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk. Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents. Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps. Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems. Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters. Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system. Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep. Keep the humidifier …

RESTOR | We’d Love to Hear From You

Markus Kidwell contractors, Emergency Restoration, Online Reviews, Roofing

File this blog under the heading of More Things the Internet Has Changed. Let’s face it, online ratings and reviews are a simple fact of doing business today. Most folks will search for information prior to making just about any major purchase and many research even the smallest of goods or services before making a final decision. Google makes this research terribly easy and much less time-consuming than ever before. Businesses that provide major services – like RESTOR – rely on having a great reputation by going the extra mile to delight our customers. It’s part of our overall mission and why we proudly post the following on our website homepage: RESTOR No-Leak Guarantee covers your roofing system for 5 to 50 years, depending on the type of system it is and the materials used. As proof of the integrity of our products and craftsmanship, we can point to one of the lowest warranty costs in the industry. Quality assurance at RESTOR starts with quality people.  Each member of our quality assurance team must have at least 10 years actual residential roofing installation experience and five years supervisory experience. Our inspectors conduct in-progress inspections at every critical point in the installation process. They conduct an exhaustive final inspection. If you have experienced the first-rate craftsmanship and total attention to detail we work diligently to offer every customer every day, please feel free to post a review and let us know how we did on your roofing or restoration project. We …

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RESTOR | Choosing The Right Contractor

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Choosing the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make so it’s worthwhile to prepare yourself properly. After all it could make all the difference between having a wonderful and fulfilling experience or one that’s a total nightmare! RESTOR is a full service general contractor specializing in commercial and residential properties. Start with your friends and family- You can also talk with a building inspector, who’ll know which contractors routinely meet code requirements. Once you’ve assembled a list, we at Restor recommend that you make a quick call to each of your prospects and ask them the following questions: Do they take on projects of your size? Can they give you a list of previous clients? How many other projects would they have going at the same time? How long have they worked with their subcontractors? A contractor should be able to answer your questions satisfactorily and in a manner that puts you at ease. Check in with your state’s consumer protection agency and your local Better Business Bureau to make sure contractors don’t have a history of disputes with clients or subcontractors. Now that you’ve narrowed your list, put your research to use, call up two or more clients to find how their project went and ask to see the finished product. Throw out the lowball bid! This contractor is probably cutting corners, or worse desperate for work, hardly an encouraging sign in a healthy economy. Beyond technical competence, comfort should play an equal or greater role in your decision. The single most important factor in choosing …