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Five things Roofing Companies Wish Their Clients Knew About Getting a New Roof



Getting a new roof is not only an investment, it’s a process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As your go-to roofing contractor for your home in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and along the Kitsap Peninsula, we want to feel as informed as possible.


When it comes to getting a new roof, here is what we really want you to know:

  1. Know your Contract. Contracts are scary. They are legally binding and can make you feel cornered. With Rainy Day, we will never ask you to sign a contract until you are ready to get started, and we want to caution you against a contractor that is pushing you into signing a contract. Remember, it’s okay to say no. Your contractor should always work to provide you with an honest and comprehensive contract that will ensure you get the best roof.

  2. Know What’s Included in your Bid. Make sure it includes the cost for the removal and disposal of old materials, the cost of the new roof as well as a detailed description of the project’s scope. That includes project start and end dates, costs of labor and materials, and cost for permits.

  3. Check their Insurance and Licensing. This includes the contractor’s state license, as well as workers’ compensation and liability insurance. These documents are readily available from reputable contractors. Be sure you ask to see these.

  4. Understand your Warranty. We have an entire post dedicated to understanding home warranties, and you can read it here. But here are the basics. You need to know what is covered, like materials and labor, and what is not, like unauthorized repairs and existing damage. And know that we offer a complete workmanship warranty for the life of materials and as long as you own your home.

  5. Maintenance Always Pays Off. After you get your new roof installed, you can’t assume you’re good for the next 20 years. Make sure you perform routine maintenance, usually twice a year. And check that warranty, you might need to have the roof inspected every 1-2 years.

By now you know that your roof requires occasional attention. Be sure to clean, maintain, and repair your roof.


And if it becomes too much, give us a call. For us, it has always been about helping you protect your biggest investment with a quality roof that is built to last. Give us a call today. We’d love to help you get started.

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