While tile roofs are among the longest lasting, most durable roofing products available to choose from, they do have to be installed properly in order for them to protect your home to their maximum ability. That’s why it is important to hire the right contractor for the job – one that is well versed in installing tile and certified.
Before you settle on a roofing contractor, ask those around you for recommendations. You can also speak to a representative with your selected tile manufacturer to receive a list of roofers in your area that are familiar with using their product. Once you have a few companies in mind, request a list of past projects in order for you to view the quality of their work. Further your research and make note of how long the roofing contractor has been in business, as this can be a direct indication of their reputation since local roofers rely on referrals and satisfied customers.
In addition, check to ensure the roofing contractor is not only licensed and insured for liability reasons, but also Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) Certified. Tile roof systems are installed differently than asphalt shingle roofs and those that complete this certification program administered by tile roofing industry experts are educated on how to do so in compliance with current code requirements and industry standards.
Once you have narrowed down your search and made your selection, you should have your new, beautiful tile roof installed in no time and enjoy it for years to come.