If you've decided you'd like to go with a DaVinci synthetic cedar shake roof, but are not sure what the next steps are, we can help.
Depending on where you are located in the country, we can get you in touch with our manufacturer's representative who can then give you a list of roofing contractors in your area that have installed our product. Of course, if you already have a roofer in mind, you're welcome to use them as well.
You'll want to get at least three estimates from professional roofing contractors for your roofing project. It may seem like a lot of bids, but re-roofing your home or building is a large project and you'll want an accurate estimate. Roofing contractors should give you a detailed written estimate that describes the materials they will use, labor costs, warranty specifications, and an estimated time of completion.
As, no doubt, you've learned on other things, the lowest price does not always equal the best deal. In fact, a significantly lower estimate could mean that a contractor is cutting corners or has even quoted the wrong product. An established roofing contractor in your area will most likely cost a bit more because they will be familiar with city regulations and guidelines and will already have roofs lined up for roofing season.
Most likely you will pay an up-front deposit of 10-25%. You'll want to pay your final payment after satisfactory completion of the roofing project.
A professional roofing contractor will give you a contract that describes agreements and procedures in detail as well as information about necessary building permits. Likewise, a contractor should secure all the building permits that are required in your city.
The National Roofing Contractor's Association's website (www.nrca.net) lists professional roofers by region or you can get in touch with our manufacturer's representative in your area, to get a list of contractors that have worked with our shake roofing materials in the past. To do so, please contact our customer service department.