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Best Questions to Ask when Selecting a Roofing Company

While many homeowners like to save money by tackling projects themselves, there are some tasks such as roofing which are generally left to the professionals. Roofing is not only risky, but when dealing with insurance claims for roof replacement, you’re much better off leaving the process in the hands of a company that is experienced in handling claims, and has their own required insurance should there be any issues that arise during the process.

But how do you know which roofing company is your best choice? Asking every roofing company highly important questions can help you find out. We asked the roofing experts at Cavalry Roofing which questions are the most important for potential customers, and here’s what they recommended:

How long have you been in business?

Businesses that do not provide high-quality service tend not to remain in business for a long time. However, companies that have been able to thrive for several years show they have a track record of happy customers. Ask the company how long they have been in business, and also see if they have any customer reviews that date back to when they started.

Is your company experienced in handling insurance claims?

It is a crucial question to ask before selecting the right roofing company for your roofing project. Usually, a policy deals with problems caused by a storm, fire, hail, or weight of unexpected or accidental snow. So ask the roofing company if they are experienced in dealing with insurance claims and the whole procedure.

What insurance coverage do you have in case you cause any damage?

Roofing insurance may become difficult because certain states can require different insurance levels depending on what type of contractor you hire. When you ask this question, if a roofer hesitates over the phone, it’s a red flag, but they might not lie. If so, you don’t have to rule them out completely. Only request them to email you a copy of their agreement on insurance liability. At the very least, the company would have workers’ compensation and general liability.

Is your company licensed properly?

This is the most critical question that a roofing company has to answer. Aside from carrying adequate liability insurance, a roofing contractor must be certified, and their company must be licensed to operate in the state where your home is located.

What are the best materials for my home or business?

Different climates require different materials for the roofing. A roofing company should answer what the right materials for the area in which you live are. They must also be able to provide you with a side-by-side analysis of the various materials to decide which the right choice is for you and your budget.

How much time will the project take?

Roofing work must be done in a timely manner. If the company is not swift at working, then there could be damage to some roofing materials in the process, plus rain could become a factor. The installation can take 1 to … Read More...

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How to Build a 8×8 Gable Shed?

If you are looking for an easy and cost-effective way to add value to your property or make it easier for you to store your gardening supplies and furniture without any hassle, then this 8×8 Gable Shed is for you! With our easy to follow guide, you will be able to build your very own 8×8 gable shed in no time, no matter if you are an amateur builder or a professional.

Why Choose to Build an 8×8 Gable Shed?

There are a few reasons why this shed is probably one of the best matches for your garden. First, this is a mid-size shed that looks good enough to add some flair to your garden. Secondly, this shed has enough space to store your supplies and even gives you room for additional recreational activities. Whether you are an avid gardener or an artist, this shed will give you the space you need to work on your hobbies.

The most important aspect is that this is an easy to build yet durable shed.  The guide is easy for everyone to follow.

Shed Information

In this DIY shed building guide, we will be talking about the materials required, their quantity and sizes and the role of each material in the building process.

The overall height of the shed from the front would be 11 feet and 6.5 inches while the width would be 8 feet and 1 inch from the bottom plate. The overall depth of the shed would be 9 feet and 7.5 inches from the sides and the width from the sides would be 8 feet and 1 inch.

Getting Started…

Before you start with the building process, there are a few pointers to keep in mind in order to make sure the shed is built perfectly.

First and the foremost, make sure you are working on a level surface so that all the corners and measurements of the walls and foundation are accurate. Secondly, you need to make sure all the measurements are being followed precisely as mentioned in the guide. Don’t deviate from the measurements in this guide.

You will use a spirit level to plumb the walls and to check if the top walls are horizontal. Last but not least, you need to decide whether you want to build the doors and windows yourself or if you want to purchase them from a local hardware store. If you are purchasing them then you need to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines precisely.

How to Build an 8×8 Gable Shed

Ready to start? Let’s get building. You will start the building process with the foundation of the shed. It is extremely important to make sure the foundation is resilient since it will be supporting the entire weight of the structure. You will use 2×6 pressure treated timber floor band and 4×4 pressure treated timber skids to build the foundation. The overall width of the foundation should be 8 feet while the height should be 8 feet as well. In other … Read More...