August 29, 2012 : Roof repairs

Roofing Repairs

When the skies get dark and it begins to start pouring outside, it’s nice to be inside, under a roof that you know is well taken care. One of the worst feelings is being in that situation, knowing that the roof repairs you’ve been putting off for weeks still aren’t completed, and wondering if this is going to be the storm that does some real damage.

We all know that roof repairs can be costly, and there’s definitely nothing fun about putting your money into something you can’t even see, but any good roofer will tell you the same thing in regards to roof repair, small roofing needs always get larger with time. This eventually means more money and more importantly, it means a less stable roof on a home or business. Unless dealing with mold, mildew, falling ceilings, or roof collapse, now is the time to get serious about getting that roof fixed.

Finding the best company possible to fix your roofing problems can be just as tricky as fixing the actual roof itself at times. So what should you look for when it comes to picking a roofing contractor?

First, look for a company that is well known in the area. Ask neighbors or family members who they have used in the past. Word of mouth is among the best press that a roofing contractor can receive in this industry.

Make sure that you know what you are getting prior to signing a contract with a roofing company. Are they a large company who sends out small teams that include members with less experience? Are they a small company that has ensured every member of their team is trained and licensed? Do they provide any sort of warranty for their work?

Are you looking to have part of the roof replaced or is the roof so well worn that the whole thing needs to be replaced? The answer to this question will likely determine what size roofing company you need to hire. If you do end up hiring roofers who lack the experience of a seasoned veteran, make sure that they know the difference between a silicone seam roller and a steel seam roller. In general, make sure that they know exactly what they’re doing prior to giving them the reigns over your roof.

As usual if you have any questions on roofing tools make sure to check the AJC Tools blog often.

August 20, 2012 : How to hire a roofing contractor

What to Consider When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to home maintenance, one of the most over looked aspects is the one which provides us with the most protection from the elements, the roof. If you’re looking to hire a contractor this summer, make sure you hire someone who knows what they’re doing by following these guidelines.

Find a Roofer With Experience

If you have a specific thought in mind when it comes to what you want done with your roof, make sure you talk to several roofers before narrowing down which roofer you will choose from. If you have a smaller roofing project, you may want to go with a company that employs new roofers, this way they can afford you lower prices with guaranteed work while giving the roofers some much needed experience. 


Make sure that you check a roofer’s portfolios to see previous work or make sure that they have solid references. If a roofing company is hesitant to show you a portfolio or are lacking references that you can check on yourself, you may want to be wary of that company.

Accurate, reliable quotes

Make sure that the roofers you are speaking with are giving you accurate quotes, again, check with several different roofers first in order to ensure that they are giving you a fair price and you can know a ball park figure of what your project should cost. A good roofer will be very fair with prices, and will make sure that you understand everything that is entailed in the cost of your project.


Last but not least, make sure that the roofer you end up hiring for your project is knowledgeable in what they are doing. From knowing about the latest techniques to having the best residential roofing tools and equipment.

For more on the latest in roofing techniques and updates on the best roofing tools, be sure to check back to the AJC Tools blog often.