Roofing projects are risky and treacherous; if you’re not a trained professional, you might end up making costly errors or incurring severe injuries. Although it might be tempting to hire a regular general contractor for the lower prices, this approach might cost you more money in the long run. Roofing work requires a unique skill-set and training. Your home is your most significant investment, you don’t want to mess around with it and cause more damage to it or harm yourself.

Why Hire A Roofing Contractor

A professional roofer might cost more than a general contractor, but they’ll get the job done right the first time, saving you money in the long run. Here are the four things a professional roofing contractor provides for your roof that a general contractor cannot.

1. Expertise

Although general contractors may be able to make some simple repairs, a professional roofing contractor has the specialized expertise to know what’s going on and how to best fix it. Some jurisdictions may also require roofing work done by licensed roofers, so it could be illegal for a general contractor to do roofing. For example, in Illinois, the Illinois Roofing Industry Licensing Act requires all contractors offering roof services to obtain a license from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) before executing any work.

Working with a licensed roofing contractor means they have the knowledge and experience to work on different roof types correctly and safely. Moreover, professional roofers have been trained in every aspect of roofing and are well-equipped for roofing projects. Experienced roofing contractors also have manufacturer training and certifications so they can provide the best warranties. 

2. Thorough Roofing Inspection

A professional roofer will go over what your roof needs and provide multiple options to fix the problem. They are well trained to know what to look for; they can see issues a general contractor might easily miss. More importantly, a professional roofer can discover problems early and repair them before they become significant. It’s always a good idea to schedule at least one roof inspection annually and after every major storm.

3. Trained Workers to Complete the Job

Professional roofers use highly trained workers instead of subcontractors for better quality workmanship. Trained roofing specialists can efficiently complete the job on time, saving you significant time and money. Additionally, a reputable roofing contractor will provide a workmanship warranty on their work, so you know someone will be available to fix your roof should anything go wrong. 

Professional roofers have the knowledge to complete the job correctly and the tools needed to navigate any challenge your roof may have. Their equipment allows them to complete all the repairs safely as well. Even though roofing work has been around for decades, the technology and techniques used have continued to change. Every roofing work poses risks of falling accidents, some resulting in extreme injuries or even death, so it’s best to let the professionals do this task.

4. Knows your Local Building Codes 

Finally, a local roofing contractor understands local building codes and adheres to them for your roofing project. Building regulations vary by city or state and nay change from time to time. Work with a local roofer who keeps up on these changes. A local roofing company is up to date with current policies and will train its workers accordingly. Always ask your roofer about their understanding of the local codes to ensure your roof will be compliant. This can help you avoid costly fines, penalties, and other compliance issues.

Schedule Your Roofing Work with KM Construction

A professional roofing contractor has the skills and know-how to repairoe replace your roof with excellence, giving you peace of mind that your roof will last for years to come. A certified roofer can perform periodic assessments to ensure your roof remains in good condition for as long as possible.

These are just a few of the reasons you should hire a professional roofing contractor instead of addressing any issues on your own or getting the services of a general contractor. 

At KM Construction, we understand that your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. It should be treated with the respect it deserves. We have the roofing experience and expertise your roof deserves. Contact us today to speak with one of our professional roofers. We proudly serve homeowners in McHenry County, IL, and surrounding areas.