You will even be required to separate your damaged property from your undamaged property. Have you ever considered where you could store all of your undamaged property?
Begin by calling around the local area for a roofing company that offers free estimates. You want to find someone willing to come out an make an assessment about the damage without charging you anything. Sometimes, people aren’t sure which companies offer something like this to their customers, so ask around with friends and family to see if they know of a company with this type of policy.
Do get more than one estimate. Price shouldn’t be the only consideration, but it is one of them. Also notice whether the bid is given in a timely and professional manner. This will tell you a lot about his or her work ethics.
I have had no formal training in most of what I do. It has been trial and error. I have observed professionals who were masters in their fields, and I just did what they did. Nothing about any one job is really difficult. It is just making up your mind that you are going to do it, and then committing the time it takes to learn the craft, and learn it well. You do not need to be a contractor to do this, although a contractor’s knowledge can help you tremendously in the course of your flip. You are not a failure if you need some help. I do it often. There are certain things that I choose not to do. One is roofing. I am afraid of heights. I am better than I used to be, but I am still uneasy with them. Not a problem, because roofing contractors are everywhere.
Most people think you have to climb up on your roof if you are going to thoroughly inspect your roof shingles. You don’t necessarily have to do this. You can use a pair of binoculars or a telescope from curbside and see your roof shingles just as easily as if you were up there in person. Certainly it is much safer. The last thing you need is to damage your roof and yourself by walking around up there. I for one am afraid of heights. So I would probably get dizzy and not see straight if I was up there anyway. There are some advantages to going up there and checking but you don’t have to.
All these parts work together just to keep water from entering the house. A broken or misaligned gutter can convey a huge amount of water inside the house in a shot span of time. roofing companies in tropical cities like Miami are very keen when it comes to designing gutters because a wrong angle consideration can flood water inside the house or damage the roof.
As with shopping for anything, research is important, and you might want to look at a few contractors before deciding on one. Of course, you may not have a lot of time to “window shop” if there is a huge hole in the roof, so in that case just pick any contractor and they should be able to help.
Make sure you find out whether the roofing company you choose or intend to choose is a member of any national or local associations or not. This will further add to your confidence.