Becoming An Incredible General Contractor

When I started my own construction business, I was more concerned about racking up customers and winning bids than I was about customer service. Unfortunately, without a little bit of a personal touch, I started having trouble claiming repeat business. Fortunately, a friend of mine talked with me about developing my brand and being nicer to customers. I started really talking with people and trying to understand their construction goals. I want you to have a more successful construction business, which is why I started up this website. Here, you will find helpful tips for communicating effectively with clients and working with business partners.

Were Shingles Blown Off In High Winds? What To Know


If you have lost a lot of the shingles on your roof in high winds, you'll want to call a roofing contractor, but keep in mind that just because some of the shingles fell off doesn't mean that the base of the roof is damaged. If you have no leaks, and minimal or no signs of roofing damage besides the missing shingles, you may not have to do a lot of major repairs. Instead, you may want to use what you already have to simply update the look of your roof and to improve the protection of your home at the same time. When the roofing contractors are at your home, you want to consider the following things:

Fill In Damaged Areas

First, you'll want to have the professionals cover up the exposed asphalt and wood by putting new asphalt shingles on the areas where the other shingles blew away. This way the roof is sealed and protected, and you have a full base layer of protection on the roof. This is easy and should be cost efficient as well.

Cover the Existing Roof

Have metal roofing panels put into place over the existing asphalt roof. The metal panels interlock together to offer a shield of protection that is:

  • Water resistant
  • Fireproof
  • Impermeable to pests
  • Impact resistant

Once the metal is in place on top of the asphalt shingles, it's like you have two different roofs protecting your home. This improves protection and also efficiency for the property.

Get New Insulation

Ask the roofing professionals about insulation at the property. You may need to have insulation under the base of the roof, around the gables and vents, and in other areas where the roof meets the frame of the home. Top picks include fiberglass and spray polyurethane foam for insulation.

If you have some spots where the roof has damaged shingles, and you don't think your roof is in poor condition, but it could be upgraded and improved to prevent further costs and problems, these are all great solutions. Talk with your local residential roofing contractors to see how your roof could benefit from an update and upgrade, and to make sure that you don't have any damage around the base of the roof or under the shingles. Missing shingles could have allowed water and pests to get in, and you want to make sure that you home isn't at risk.


17 April 2018