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Things to Check Before Choosing a Roofing Contractor?

Roofing
Make certain that you are dealing with a reputable contractor before you sign any agreement to have work performed on your home.
HAS THE CONTRACTOR PRESENTED THEIR LICENSE AND BOND?
In South Carolina, there have been several claims that contractors are improperly licensed. It is suggested that you physically see a copy of their South Carolina Specialty Contractors License and make sure they are bonded as well. All roofing contractors in South Carolina must be registered to perform work that costs more than $200. Contractors that are bonded are allowed to do work that costs over $5000 for an individual. You can check to see if a contractor’s license is valid by contacting the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at 803-896-4701 or by clicking here: Licensee Lookup 
HAS THE CONTRACTOR PRESENTED THEIR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE?
Total Home Exteriors, Inc. provides a certificate of insurance to all of its customers. We do this to protect both parties from any potential loss or lawsuits if someone should get injured on site. Our certificates of insurance are signed and should be presented before the start of a project. Upon request, Total Home Exteriors, Inc. will have its insurance agent mail or fax you a personal copy.
HOW LONG HAS THE CONTRACTOR BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Itinerant Home Repair/Roofers – Better Business Bureaus across the country received complaints from consumers who answered a knock from a door to door salesman or itinerant worker who eventually failed to deliver on promises to fix their roof or conduct other work to the home. Complaints to BBB about roofing companies  increased by roughly 40 percent in 2010, according to tentative estimates, due in part to one company that solicited door to door, American Shingle, which received nearly 1,000 complaints nationwide after going bankrupt and not providing new roofs to angry customers.
One way to prevent doing business with “storm chasers” is the check with the Better Business Bureau. You will learn if the contractor is a member in good standing, how long they have been in business, and other key facts about the contractor you are considering doing business with.

Roofing 101

HOW CAN I RECOGNIZE WHEN MY ROOF HAS PROBLEMS?
All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections can often uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
Hail Damage
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE HAIL DAMAGE TO MY ROOF? CAN I TELL FROM THE GROUND?
Shingles are designed so that the granules block the UV of the sun and protect the asphalt underlayment. As the shingles age, the granules fall off over time. As the asphalt is exposed the UV, it dries out and the shingle gets a “potato chip” appearance as the corners start to curl up. A shingle at the extreme end of its life is bubbled in appearance and is brittle to the touch.
Replacement Windows
WHAT CAUSES CONDENSATION ON WINDOWS?
Each Simonton window has many features built in to keep the temperature of the glass as warm as possible and thus reduce condensation. Our insulating glass units provide superior energy efficiency to reduce the potential for condensation. However, there is no such thing as a condensation-free window in high humidity conditions. Controlling the amount of moisture in your home is the most effective action you can take to avoid condensation.
Leaf Solution Gutter Filtration System
I LIVE IN A HOME WITH A LOT OF TREES, AND I HAVE WASTED MY MONEY ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT EXPENSIVE GUTTER GUARDS. HOW DO I KNOW THAT LEAF SOLUTION WILL WORK?
Leaf Solution  has been manufactured since 2002. Since that time, we have sold millions upon millions of feet. Still, after over 6 years, we still are an Accredited business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The simple fact is Leaf Solution is the most effective gutter cover on the planet. It will take large volumes of water, yet prevent anything as small as a piece of sand from entering.