As a homeowner, your roof is one of the most important investments. It protects your family and the rest of your home from the elements. A broken or poorly installed roof can be your worst nightmare. But finding the right roofing company to get the job done can also be tough.
There is no shortage of roofing contractors out there, but the issue is finding the best one to provide quality service in your time of need. This can be a daunting task for even the savviest homeowner. To help you get the best in the business, we put together this helpful and informative checklist so that you have one less thing to worry about.
You shouldn’t risk your home and waste money on so-called “professionals” who will leave you with even more problems further down the road. Discover the most important factors to look out for when searching for roofing companies.
State Certified and Licensed
A state-issued license is not the only factor that determines a quality roofing contractor – but it is a good start. Companies that work illegally without licenses must be avoided at all costs. Contractors with licenses are screened for criminal activity which gives you peace of mind. A licensed company should also have comprehensive insurance. We discuss this important benefit further down.
Request an Evaluation and Quote
Most reputable roofing contractors will provide a free quote and assessment of the required job. This allows you to compare different contractors and the services offered. Not all roofing companies will offer the same solutions, designs or materials. Get more than one quote to find the best value for money. Bear in mind that quality service comes at a price. If the estimated fee is surprisingly low, this could mean the contractors will do a poor job of repairing or replacing your roof. This will end up costing you more in the long run with further repairs. You get what you pay for!
Get an Established Local Roofing Company
A contractor from your area will be informed on the relevant building codes and regulations. These often differ from state to state. Choosing a long-standing company in your community lessens your chances of being scammed. If there are any issues with your roof, you should be able to contact them easily and have them quickly and efficiently fix the problem.
The type of roof and installation might also depend on the climate of your area. A professional local contractor will have experience and know which roof is best for you depending on the climate (e.g. hurricanes and extreme rainfall).
Before hiring a contractor, check that they have a high rating on the Better Business Bureau website. If they are not on BBB or have bad reviews, we advise you to research them further by looking for reviews on other trade websites.
The BBB Accreditation site is beneficial to prospective clients as it provides comprehensive information about contractors. You can find out more about their company, licensing and certification, as well as clients’ reviews. It’s valuable to know how previous people have found a roofer’s services. These testimonials will let you know what you can expect from a contractor.
Insurance will protect you, the employer and their employees. Proper insurance coverage and workers’ compensation guarantees that you won’t be held liable for any accidents while employees are working on your property.
Find the best roofing contractor to get the job done properly the first time. There’s nothing worse than spending money on an incomplete job, or one that causes more damage. At ABC Roofing Corp, we believe in getting the job done right the first time, leaving you with a happy, safe home and a long-lasting roof.