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  • About Us

    • What is the proper scope of work for my project?
      TC Backer conducts a full inspection on your project to determine the scope of work needed to properly complete your project.
    • What are the specifications to achieve the scope of work?
      We will use the findings from our inspection to put together the correct specifications to complete your project properly.
    • What makes you qualified to complete the scope of work?
      Our manufacturer certifications, along with our experience and track record, have made TC Backer the contractor of choice for tens of thousands of area homeowners.
    • Do you have adequate insurance to cover the scope?
      TC Backer carries $3,000,000 of liability insurance coverage along with Worker’s Compensation to protect our customers and employees.
    • What are the right materials for the scope of work?
      The recommended materials vary based on the project. Using our inspection findings and manufacturer’s specifications, TC Backer’s team will determine the materials that are right for your project.
    • Are there different styles, options, and warranties to choose from?
      TC Backer offers plenty of options for every project.
    • Are you licensed to complete the scope of work?
      TC Backer is licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.
    • Are you approved or certified by the manufacturer?
      TC Backer is certified by many manufacturers including: GAF, IKO, Tamko, & CertainTeed.
    • Can you provide references?
      TC Backer references are available upon request.
    • Are there potential unforeseen additional costs?
      As with any construction project, unforeseen additional work could be discovered. We will never blindside our customers. If additional work is needed, we will discuss a solution and, if necessary, execute a change order.
    • Is your proposal clear, thorough, and understandable?
      Your TC Backer consultant will create a detailed proposal for you to consider.
  • General Questions

    • How do I find a reliable roofer in my area?
      • Seek recommendations from friends, family, or neighbors.
      • Check online reviews and ratings on platforms like Google or Yelp.
      • Look for roofers with proper licenses, insurance, and certifications.
      • Obtain multiple quotes and compare them.
      • Ask about their experience and past work.
    • Are roof estimates negotiable?
      Yes, roof estimates are often negotiable. You can try to negotiate with the roofer to get a better price or explore cost-saving options.
    • What is the biggest problem roofers face?
      One of the biggest problems roofers face is weather-related challenges, such as working during extreme heat, rain, or wind.
    • Why do roofers have a bad reputation?
      Some roofers may have a bad reputation due to poor workmanship, lack of communication, hidden fees, or unprofessional behavior.
    • What is an example of a good review for a roofer?
      A good review for a roofer may mention their punctuality, excellent craftsmanship, fair pricing, and effective communication throughout the project.
    • What time of year is best to replace a roof?
      The best time to replace a roof is during dry and mild weather conditions, typically in spring or fall.
    • How many quotes should you get for roof replacement?
      It is recommended to get at least three quotes from different roofing companies to compare prices and services.
    • How to negotiate on a house that needs a new roof?
      Use the cost of the needed roof replacement as a negotiation point to potentially lower the overall price of the house.
    • Why do roofers wear black?
      Roofers might wear dark colors, including black, to hide stains and dirt that accumulate during roofing work.
    • What is the busiest time of year for roofers?
      The busiest time for roofers is often during the summer when the weather is most favorable for roof installations and repairs.
    • What is the number one cause of roof failure?
      The number one cause of roof failure is usually related to poor installation or inadequate maintenance.
    • What is considered a bad roof?
      A bad roof is one that has significant damage, leaks, or is nearing the end of its life expectancy.
    • Are roofers supposed to leave extra shingles?
      Yes, it is standard practice for roofers to leave some extra shingles on-site in case repairs are needed in the future.
    • Why do most roofing companies fail?
      Some common reasons for roofing companies failing include poor financial management, lack of proper licensing, and inadequate customer service.
    • What questions to ask when selling a roof?
      When selling a roof, ask about its age, material, warranty, and any maintenance or repairs done.
    • How do you interview a roofer?
      Ask about their experience, licensing, insurance, references, and the details of their roofing process.
    • What are common qualities roofers need?
      Roofers should have physical strength, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in varying weather conditions.
    • What time of year is cheapest to replace the roof?
      Prices for roof replacement might be slightly cheaper during the off-season, like winter, when demand is lower.
    • What is the life expectancy of a new roof?
      The life expectancy of a new roof depends on the material used but can range from 20 to 50 years.
    • How many years does the average roof last?
      The average roof lasts around 20 to 25 years, but it varies depending on the materials and maintenance.
    • How much should I spend on a new roof?
      The cost of a new roof depends on various factors, including the size of the roof, material, and labor costs in your area.
    • What is the most cost-effective roof line?
      Gable roofs are generally considered the most cost-effective roof line due to their simple design and ease of construction.
    • How much should I save for a new roof?
      Saving around 10% of the estimated cost of a new roof is a good starting point for budgeting.
    • Does a bad roof affect an appraisal?
      Yes, a bad roof can negatively affect the appraisal value of a property.
    • Can you negotiate the price of a new home?
      Yes, you can negotiate the price of a new home, especially if there are significant repairs or improvements needed.
    • How do you negotiate the price of home improvements?
      Research the market value of the improvements, obtain multiple quotes, and use them as leverage during negotiations.
    • What color is Roofers Choice?
      “Roofers Choice” is not a standard color, and roofers typically work with a variety of roofing materials in different colors.
    • Why do many people paint their roofs silver rather than black?
      Painting roofs silver or white can reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption, leading to potential energy savings.
    • How much hotter is a house with a black roof?
      A house with a black roof can be significantly hotter than one with a lighter-colored roof, potentially leading to higher cooling costs.
    • Do roofers start at the top or bottom?
      Roofers usually start at the bottom and work their way up during roofing installations.
    • Is it cheaper to get a roof in the winter?
      Roofing prices might be slightly cheaper in winter due to lower demand, but weather conditions can affect the installation timeline.
    • What is the best temperature to replace a roof?
      The ideal temperature for roof replacement is generally between 45°F to 85°F (7°C to 29°C).
    • Where do the majority of roof leaks happen?
      The majority of roof leaks occur around flashing, skylights, vents, and damaged or improperly installed shingles.
    • What is the lowest maintenance roof?
      Metal and asphalt shingle roofs are generally considered low-maintenance options.
    • Do most roofs leak?
      With proper installation and maintenance, most roofs should not leak. However, older or poorly maintained roofs might develop leaks.
    • What are signs you need a new roof?
      Signs you need a new roof include missing or damaged shingles, leaks, sagging, and excessive granule loss.
    • Is a 15-year-old roof too old?
      A 15-year-old roof might be nearing the end of its life expectancy, but its condition depends on various factors such as materials and maintenance.
    • Is $30,000 too much for a roof?
      The cost of a roof depends on various factors, such as the size, material, and labor costs in your area. $30,000 could be reasonable for a large and complex roof replacement project. However, it is always best to get multiple quotes to ensure you are getting a fair price.

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