Hiring a Contractor or Doing it Yourself in Stevens Point

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Hiring a Contractor or Doing it Yourself in Stevens PointWhether you decide to undertake the project yourself or if you decide to hire someone else to do it, you should know either route requires a good amount of both time and money. If pursuing a contractor, be responsible and ask if they are licensed by the state with liability and worker’s compensation insurance. While you’re at it, be sure to inquire as to what references workers have in regards into jobs they were hired to do in the past.

Duration of a repair job can determine whether it’s worth the trouble or not and in some cases, can be more important than cost. If workers take too long on a job, further damage can be done to your home. Make sure and ask any roofers you may consider for the job how long they plan to take in finishing the task. Weather can be a factor in the repair process, so inquire how storms will impact the progress of the job. The longer workers take, the more money it will cost. In addition to expenses, a prolonged repair also prevents your life from getting back to normal.

Before taking on the endeavor of shingling your house and sealing it against leaks, it is very important that you understand the scale and skill it requires. Before buying any supplies or starting repairs, isolate all locations of leaks. Know what needs repair before taking on a venture larger than need be. Common places for leaks to develop are the flashing around the chimney, loose nails in shingles, any flashing around heat and gas vents, dried out or damaged caulking, and any section where the roof meets a wall. Routine inspection and maintenance of these areas should be done periodically to prevent more expensive repairs in the future. Keeping an eye out for leaks and damages can be worthwhile, as they demand modest expenditures and require a reasonable amount of time.

Most people do not realize the importance of a clean gutter system. So long as water flow is impeded, the likelihood of mold and mildew growth is very high. These are the leading causes of damage and maintaining a properly working drainage system will prolong the life of your roof.

As far as repair is concerned with the roof of your house, it is best to seek the help of trained professionals. However, when considering doing the work yourself, it is more cost effective and smart to take preventative measures and constantly set aside the time for routine inspection. Catching problems before they persist to cause further damage saves cash, time, and stress.

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We received an email and call to schedule the replacement of our roof and siding in March. They showed up on time and ready to work, and everyone was extremely professional. The whole process went very smoothly, with updates on things that had been discovered during the removal (we had some water damage that needed to be addressed). They did not just "paper over" the problems, and the repairs that they made were more than adequate to ensure that the problem spots would no longer be a problem. Some of the work was extensive, and had my wife and I worried that we would not have enough left in our budget to cover the repairs, but Jordan was very easy to talk to about this and helped to alleviate a lot of the fears of the unknown, as he explained it "he isn't there to hose, anyone". I cannot recommend Oakwood strongly enough. They explained the process, there were no "surprises", the quality was above and beyond, they were very thorough cleaning up, and the final price (even with the repairs) was in line with our estimate. My wife and I (and all of our neighbors) were very happy with the final product.Jason Carew

I just had a new roof installed on my home and it was done in just two days. The contractor was on time both days very clean and organized they covered my windows to prevent any damage from anything from the roof falling. Jordan took pictures as the job progressed to let me know what he had to fix no surprises no extra fees. I can't say enough good things about how lucky I was to find this company for my home. I highly recommend Oakwood Exteriors for your job it's worth the wait they book up fast you won't be disappointed quality company.Andrew Harvey