How to Question Your Contractor

When a contractor or salesperson comes to do an estimate there are a few key things to make sure he has included.  Some companies offer a great deal to get you to call and then add cost onto the back end.  Other companies play games and take up precious time to convince you to sign on the dotted line.

The following things should be included in every roof estimate to insure manufacturer warranty and building codes.

  1. Permit
  2. Ventilation, intake and outtake
  3. Flashing
  4. Underlayment
  5. Quality lifetime/30yr shingles
  6. Ice & water shield

If all of this is included in the quote, then you have the information you need to make your decision.

All contracts have a 3 day cooling off period.  This means you have 3 days to cancel with no penalty.

It is almost impossible for a contractor to guarantee there will be no extra costs because we can’t actually see through the existing shingles.  Sometimes there may be rotted wood, carpentry work or baffling needed to ensure a sound roof that will last for life as guaranteed by most manufacturer’s.


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About Gethin

Chess Roofing & Siding was started by David Chess in 1974. David and Sharon Chess are the business owners and live in the community of Ferndale. Chess is exceptional in residential roofing and siding experience and expertise. Keeping up on new and innovative products to offer for all types of jobs small and large. Gethin loves to help with the tough choice of color and design options that are available to enhance the appearance and curb appeal of your home. The company is active in the Ferndale and South Lyon Communities and help to support or sponsor many community events and programs. Gethin Jones, son of Sharon Chess, is business partner of Chess Roofing and Siding. He brings 20 years of experience with expertise in business management and sales. The crews with Chess have been with the company for many years. They are trust worthy and exceptionally thorough when working with our homeowners. Our crews are what make us the Company to depend on to get the best workmanship possible while working on your home.
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