Windham, ME (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
Most homeowners in Maine narrowly avoided the brunt of Superstorm Sandy, but residual damage will become more apparent as the winter grows longer. The Midwest is currently being hammered by their first big storm of the season with sleet, snow, and ice. Maine has already seen the start of what has been predicted to be a mild winter. For those familiar with the frigid cold and deep snow that can pile up in New England, though, even a mild winter can be pretty harsh. Snow and ice pile up on top of aging roofs, missing or damaged shingles allow moisture into areas of the roof that can cause some major repairs. When most people think of calling a roofing contractor in Maine, they let out a groan worried about who they can trust to do the job right and who they feel comfortable letting into their home.
Considering home building contractors in Maine have the highest number of complaints submitted against them with the state Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau, it is no wonder that homeowners may dread picking up the phone and starting their hunt for someone to fix up their house. There are some unscrupulous individuals out there who do not have the homeowner’s best interests in mind when accepting a job for roof replacement or roof repairs in Maine, but there are also honest, good, skilled roofers who can help homeowners out when they need it most.
Leaking roofs can be a major issue. As water works its way into the roof, it travels down beams and in between walls. This can cause rot, a path for insect infestation, and even mold. No one wants any of this in their home. By the time a leak in the roof is noticed inside, it may have already turned into a major repair. On the other hand, attacking problems early on is key. This helps keep the work and materials needed to a minimum. R.A.M. Construction has been providing remodeling, building, handyman, and roofing services in the Maine area for years and they know how important it is to treat their clients’ home as if they were their own. They have provided some advice for anyone that may need roofing repairs through the winter season.
First, the Maine roofing contractors advise that homeowners need to carry out due diligence and properly research any building contractor they may be looking at working with. Check and see what licenses or certifications the company has. Also, verify that they are carrying the proper insurance when working on your home, which protects both them and you. Also, verify business references. Ask around, do some research online, and make some phone calls. Check out who else has used the roofing contractor and what kind of experiences they had while dealing with them.
After you have verified everything, be sure that the roofing contractor in Maine provides you with a detailed estimate. This should include a timeline for work to be done as well as a full explanation of the total cost of the job. Do not sign anything or hand over any money without having this document to review. Make sure that you and the roofer are on the same page. Many problems can be avoided early on, just by making sure everyone is working toward the same goal. Finally, ask yourself how you feel about the roofing company. If you have misgivings or uneasy feelings, it may be a sign that you want to look for a different roofer. If they can work with you and put you at ease, however, you may have found the perfect roofing company to do business with.
About R.A.M. Construction: R.A.M. Construction handles remodeling, new construction, painting, and roofing in Maine. Based in Windham, they have several offices throughout the state and provide services in South Portland, ME, Westbrook, ME, Raymond, ME, and elsewhere in the state. R.A.M. Construction believes in doing things the right way the first time and treating customers hey they should be treated. They dedicate themselves to their craft using the most energy efficient techniques and technology combined with an commitment to quality that cannot be beat.