Determine the experience of not only the roofing contractor, but also the crew that will be completing the job. Some contractors can sell the job, but when it comes time to complete the job, they have inexperienced workers on staff. Kinsall & Son's Roofing is family owned and operated and Mr. Kinsall has 38 years experience while his son's each have more than 13 years experience in the roofing industry. They take pride in their work, which is why they feel confident in providing a 10 year workmanship warranty. They not only want you to be happy with your roof today, but also for years to come.
This is the first thing you should confirm prior to considering a contractor. Licensed contractors take an extensive test to ensure they are aware of all Florida building codes from wind mitigation to OSHA rules to financial responsibilities. Licensed contractors must also take a continuing educations class every two years to stay abreast of changes to these codes. Always ask to see a copy of the contractor's license.
Roofers are required to carry both general liability and workers compensation. You could be liable for injuries if your contractor is not insured, so ask to see their insurance certificate. Kinsall and Son's has over $2,000,000 in insurance.
All contractors should pull a building permit when work is being performed to your residence. The permit protects the consumer by having a city examiner inspect the work to ensure it meets all building code standards.
Spots on the ceiling, peeling wallpaper and cracked paint are all indications that a problem exists. In many cases, the chimney, valley, a boot or a skylight is the reason for roof failure. Our experienced technicians can locate the source of the damage and in most cases repair your roof instead of having to do a full replacement.
Missing, curling, buckling or cracking shingles are also signs of visible roof damage. These issues are normally the result of many years of weather damage and/or normal wear and tear on a roof. Unfortunately roof problems are normally discovered well after the damage has already occurred. A damaged roof can lead to many other problems within the interior of a home. Therefore, let one of our experienced technicians access the damage and recommend important ways to improve the integrity of your roof.
Tree limbs and leaves are two culprits that decrease the life of your roof. If tree limbs are touching the roof, they need to be trimmed back. Also, leaves sitting on your roof causes moisture to accumulate and can deteriorate the shingles. It is a good idea to periodically remove standing leaves to extend the life of your roof.