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Answers To Your Roofing FAQs

Roofing FAQs

Never hire a roofing contractor that requests any form of payment up front, before they can begin work, regardless of how much you trust them. This is a sign of a roofing company that is not financially sound and could go out of business quickly.

Always check with the BBB to make sure they are A rated or better and call multiple references.

Three-tab shingles have cutouts every foot, which create three separate tabs in the shingle. They present a very flat, uniform appearance. With architectural shingles, an extra layer is “laminated” to the shingle that enhances the appearance by adding depth and improves wind resistance of the shingle.

Architectural shingles and three-tab shingles are both fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. The main difference between the two is how they do in the wind. All architectural shingles we install will have at least a 110 mph wind warranty, whereas the three-tab shingles generally come with a 70 mph wind warranty. If you live in town, either style of shingle could work for you because you don’t get the straight line winds like houses get out in the country. We will only install architectural shingles on houses out in the country.

Contingency roofing contracts give parties the right to back out of the contract under certain circumstances that must be negotiated between the buyer and seller.

PLEASE make sure to call the roofing contractor’s insurance company to make sure they carry general liability insurance. Don’t just except a copy of their insurance certificate. More than 60% of roofing contractors say they carry insurance and don’t, and will provide you a fraudulent, expired insurance certificate.

Yes, the only reason for this is because they want to collect as much as they can by seeing what your insurance company paid you for the new roof.

Roofing FAQs

Yes! American Pride Roofing has a large General Liability Policy and we also carry Workers Compensation Insurance. Workers Compensation Insurance is important to you because it takes the liability off the homeowner in case anything happens to an American Pride Roofing employee while working on your property. Although the law requires it, it is expensive and many roofing contractors choose to not carry it.

Yes, absolutely! Your roofing specialist can provide you with addresses, names and phone numbers if you wish to see our past roofing projects.

Great work deserves a great warranty. American Pride Roofing Contractors offer our own 10-year workmanship warranty. This is separate from the roofing manufacturers’ warranty on materials. We are completely confident in our high-quality workmanship and our ability to get the job done right the first time, but if you have any problem down the road, we will be there to make it right.

We are an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau with zero outstanding complaints registered against us. Click here to view our Better Business Bureau Profile.

Unfortunately, some of the shingles that were manufactured over the last 20 years have turned out to be defective. If the edges of your shingles are curling up, or if you are finding lots of the tiny rock granules in your gutters and downspouts, your shingles might be defective.

CertainTeed Corporation made many of these defective shingles and has recently settled a class action lawsuit. We can identify the shingles and file a claim for you with CertainTeed. We have already helped hundreds of homeowners with this process, so if you think you might have these defective shingles, don’t hesitate to get a free estimate. If you just want more information about the CertainTeed claim process, you can visit this website.

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