Catchy title Right? Well it’s true, you are ether a slate and tile roofing contractor, or you’re not. There are millions of roofing contractors out there, but very few slate and tile roofing contractors. Homeowners beware!
Homeowners who have a slate or tile roofing systems must take caution when hiring a contractor to repair, or even look at your roof. If you make the mistake of hiring a contractor just on the fact that they have the word “roofing” in their name, then you will end up dealing with bad repairs that will end up costing you more money don the road.
You see, slate and tile roofing systems are the BMW & Mercedes of roofing systems if you will. I hope the analogies I’m choosing to use helps you to better understand my point I’m trying to make. But If you own one of these two makes of cars, you don’t just take them to anyone to work on or even service them, do you? No you don’t, and in some cases you will void your warranty if I’m not mistaking.
That’s because they are special trained experts, that know every thing there is to know about these cars and if you take it to some one who is not then it will end up costing you more money. Case in point, I took My 2003 BMW to get new tires and an alignment. After about a week I realized the tires were warring abnormal and noticed the car driving funny. So I took it back to the shop that did the work, which by the way was not an authorized BMW dealer, and they finally admitted that they didn’t know what they were doing and suggested I take it to the dealer.
Sorry we are talking about slate and tile roofing systems here, but you get my point. When looking for a contractor to work on or even look at your slate or tile roof, you should look for a few key items.