Roofing Tips

Choosing a San Mateo Roofer?

5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing a San Mateo Roofer

check-list-10809810_sDid you know that roofing is among the top five complaints the Better Business Bureau receives? How about the fact that a majority of roofing companies go out of business within 2 ½ years after opening?

We’d be willing to bet that if you interviewed homeowners filing BBB complaints or scrambling for a new roofer to repair the old roofer’s mistakes, you’d find a common thread. When they chose their roofer, they made one or more of the following mistakes.

1.  They took the roofer’s word for it instead of a written roofing estimate and roofing work contract

It’d be great if you could take people at their word. But unfortunately you can’t. Even if the roofing contractor is as warm and kind as a grandmother, always insist on getting what was promised in writing. With the… Continue reading

Wondering How to Choose a Roofing Company?

Choose a Roofing Company Like You Would a Doctor

woman-doctor-12080067_sYou don’t hire a roofer everyday. You hire a roofing company maybe once or twice in a lifetime. So it’s completely understandable when homeowners just aren’t quite sure what to look for in a roofing company. A good rule of thumb is to hire a roofer like you would your doctor—check credentials, get referrals from people you trust and insist on professionalism.

So how to choose a roofing company?  First, you want to hire a roofer in good standing that includes the community, the state, your local government and the Better Business Bureau. How do you check whether or not the roofing company is in good standing? A roofer should always give you a contracting license number. You can verify its validity online or by calling your local government office. Search the Better Business Bureau’s database for a… Continue reading

Add Value to Your Home with a New Roof

real-estate-soldA new roof packs a double whammy punch in terms of adding value to your home. A new roof brings both personal and financial value. While a new roof is a significant home investment for the majority of homeowners, getting the most value depends on the quality and integrity of your roofing company. Your roofer must be experienced in new roof installation techniques and use high quality roofing shingles and materials. Technology and manufacturing have advanced to the point where your new roof can last a lifetime if professionally installed and maintained.

The personal value comes from the peace of mind knowing you won’t have to worry about leaks and compromised protection. A well-installed roof is far less likely to fail (read: leak) and require extensive (read: expensive) repairs. Protecting against leaks and proper ventilation safeguards your personal possessions and interior structures.

In our experience working, a new roof is… Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Reroof Your San Mateo or Santa Clara County Home?

san-francisco-nice-weatherThe mild Bay Area weather makes it feasible to reroof nearly year round. While most homeowners choose to wait until the “rainy” season is over, even during winter months, the sunny days outnumber the rainy ones.

That being said, Signature Roofing, Inc., a roofing company serving San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, experiences an influx of reroofing requests at the beginning of summer. Come fall, our reroof contractors are swamped. It feels like they don’t step foot on solid ground again until winter rolls around.

The best time to reroof your San Mateo or Santa Clara County home? Any time between mid-April and June. Signature Roofing, Inc. receives more roofing inspection requests and gives homeowners more roofing estimates in spring. It’s not too hot, not too cold and there’s little chance for rainfall. The time is just right for reroofing services.

We go to extreme measures to keep your home… Continue reading

Roofer Warranties, Liability Insurance and Permits

5 Roofing FAQs Every Homeowner Should Know About Roofing Warranties and Roofer Liability Insurance & Permits

rooferWhen you’re getting a new roof, you can never ask too many roofing questions. The quality and thoroughness of the roofer’s answers cannot only help you understand the roofing process. It also gives you a sense of the roofer’s quality and level of customer service.

 Sure San Mateo and Santa Clara County roofing companies field roofing FAQs day in and day out. But when you’re choosing your roofing company, you want to work with a roofer who is patient, understands that roofing isn’t something you do every day and answers your questions until you’re completely satisfied.

Most homeowners’ roofing questions center around the roofing process, roofing materials, colors and pricing. Those are important for the short term. However, there are roofing questions you should ask about warranties, liability insurance and permits to… Continue reading