What To Look For In An Excellent Roofing, Window-, and Door-Installation Company

As the seasons change and the cold weather settles in for good, having a solid roof and properly insulated windows and doors can mean the difference between shivering sadly in your living room and enjoying a cozy retreat from the elements. Without quality, secure, and sturdy entry-points to your home, keeping dry and protected through another long winter means constant repairs and battles with the great outdoors. Luckily, many roofing companies specialize in both roof repair and replacement, as well as window- and door-installation, allowing you the convenience of relying upon one company as opposed to three (or more). If you don’t have much experience in dealing with such companies, then there are a number of good questions you should have ready before making this considerable investment.

In this industry, qualifications are key. Ask any prospective organization if they employ certified, licensed people who know what they’re doing—that they’re not just summer students or weekend roofers, but experts with real training. Do the roofers come with references? Has the business itself been in operation long enough to have a positive impact in the community? Are there reviews online from past customers describing their practices—are they fair, thorough, fast, and pleasant to deal with? Make sure you have a clear understanding of what work is to be done, how it will be accomplished, and how long it will take. Get something in writing telling you all of the above, and make sure you finalize one of the most important aspects—the cost.

Any good company needs to have liability insurance. If their employees become hurt on your property while working, they need to be able to receive worker’s compensation for their injuries. This is for your protection as much as it is for theirs. Ask about warranties—it’s rare to find a company that offers a lifetime warranty on products, but it’s not unheard of, so be sure to shop around and see who’s willing to go the extra mile for their clients. Ask, too, about specific licensing details. Do the people installing your windows have Window Wise certifications? Are they a part of the GAF (General Aniline & Film) Master Elite Roofing Program? If so, this will be a clear sign of dedication to the industry.

Improvements in energy efficiency have helped with protecting our homes from extreme weather conditions and to keeping our energy bills low. Window and door replacement services by George Kent and other contractors can make all the difference when it comes to making your home as efficient as possible. They have also helped reduce our homes’ energy consumption, leading to better, more ethical relationship with the natural environment. Make sure your prospective roofing, windows, and doors company uses energy efficient products. Installing such items will increase the re-salevalue of your home and property. Ask if windows in particular are Energy Star certified—this will mean added savings to both your bank account and to the environment!