When it’s time to schedule roof repair or roof replacement, the option of hiring a general contractor is a very enticing one. General contractors are almost always less costly than specialized roofers, making them attractive if you want to shave off a few dollars. However, the simple fact is you should hire a roofing contractor over a general contractor when you need work done on your roof. Here are four reasons why this is a necessity for your roof and your peace of mind.
Knowledge and Experience
A roof is a complex system with several different components. All the pieces need to connect correctly and work together to protect your home. While a general contractor may be capable of doing some repairs, they may have no knowledge of how roofing works and what the best repair techniques are. They do things in a certain way because it’s faster and easier.
Professional roofers have specific skills, techniques, and tools needed to repair and install your metal roof successfully. They can work on your roof without compromising its quality or lifespan.
General contractors are more likely to start guessing what and where the problems are because of their limited knowledge and experience working on metal roofs. Professional roofing contractors will have the know-how to quickly and easily locate the root cause of your roofing problems.
They’re also well-equipped to conduct a comprehensive inspection, establish what repair work is needed, and provide the best options to fix them. A roofer can provide a written assessment of your roof and a detailed estimate of materials and labor costs.
Most general contractors work with subcontractors because it’s less expensive than hiring their own employees. But hiring subcontractors doesn’t allow for the same level of training, attention to detail, or quality.
A reliable roofing contractor will have licensed and insured roofing crews who are trained to meet industry standards. Working with a specialized roofing team ensures you get quality and timely work. It also protects you from liability if injuries or property damage occur during the roofing project.
Familiarity with Local Building Codes
Many homeowners get caught having to pay hefty fines or spend more to correct a poorly done job or get additional work done because they chose a general contractor who did not follow the building codes.
This is one of the reasons why we can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you work with a local roofing contractor who will obtain the proper permits and get the job completed up to code. A reputable roofing contractor knows and follows the building codes in your area.At Vertex Roofing, we’ve built our reputation as a trustworthy metal roof contractor in the Iron Range, Phoenix, and Tucson metros. We’re experienced, fully licensed, and committed to quality, attention to detail, and safety. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.