What does a roofing contractor in Park City do?

by | Apr 19, 2013 | Roofing

A roofing contractor is responsible for installing new roofs and repairing existing roofs on commercial buildings and residential homes in Park City. Roofing contractors are often self employed, large construction companies, however, may hire teams of roofers to complete large projects such as completing all the homes in a new subdivision. As general construction is a year round job, so is roofing.

Builders, with their knowledge of home construction, will often become roofing contractors. Other people become roofing contractors because of their skills and background as a carpenter.

For those roofing contractors who are independent, before they can bid for business, they have to obtain a license, usually to obtain the license; the potential contractor has to go through a process of certification. This certification is akin to an apprenticeship, where the applicant must work with and alongside a more experienced roofer, in this way he gains the skills and knowledge required to become a licensed roofing contractor in Park City.

A great deal of the work done by roofing contractors is repair. Homeowners will hire the contractor to repair damage that has been caused by a storm, a falling object such as a tree limb or water ingress. Prior to doing any work, the roofing contractor will inspect the roof to determine the extent of the damage. Once the contractor knows the damage, he is then in a position to prepare a quotation which gives the cost to do the work, and usually includes a listing of the materials that are required. Other than material, which is sourced from a supplier, the other cost elements are labor and overhead. Often, a self employed roofing contractor has lower overhead than a large firm, thus being able to win business. It is common for the homeowner to receive offers from multiple contractors, selecting the one that suits them best.

Older homes often need to have the roof replaced rather than just a simple repair. When the homeowner is faced with this, he generally will search for a roofing contractor in Park City that specializes in the type of roof he wants. Some contractors work exclusively on homes while others will work on flat roofs usually found on commercial and industrial properties.

In some instances, there are government rebates and incentives for homeowners who wish to install solar panels on their roof. There are roofing contractors who will install the panels; they often work as a team with electricians who do the electrical preparation and infrastructure. Local laws often deny the roofing contractor the right to do the electrical work; this must be done by a licensed electrician.

Because of the cost of roof replacement, many insurance companies demand that the roof be inspected before they will offer to insure the building. Normally a roofing contractor in Park City will do the inspection and charge the homeowner a flat fee for the service.


Wesley Green Roofing is a roofing contractor in Park City that has been in business for 65 years. During this time, they have replaced and repaired hundreds of roofs, building themselves a reputation for integrity, honesty and high quality workmanship.

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