Having to replace or repair your roof seems like a large task to tackle, after all, your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. Your family’s safety is a priority and investing in high-quality roofing contractors will prove more favorable in the long run. It can be difficult to discern between the array of contractors offering their services, but when selecting the right contractor for your roofing needs, you need to go with someone you can trust.
How To Choose Your Roofing Contractor?
ABC Roofing has been in the industry for 30 years and we know what it takes to make our customers feel comfortable with their decision. There are a few ways to weed out the quality contractors from the not so quality contractors.
Any trustworthy roofing contractor should confidently provide you with a proven track record of projects completed, with happy customers. Ask for a list of completed jobs with contactable references that you as the potential client can use to ensure you’re selecting the right contractor. You want honest feedback, which should be readily available, either via the internet or by request.
Licensing And Insurance
Contractors are required to have insurance on their employees and sub-contractors. A copy of an insurance certificate validation can be requested and should be provided. Insufficient licensing and insurance can lead to issues for the client should any injuries take place on-site. This should not be the concern of the customer and you should be confident that all contractors working on your property are covered should anything go wrong. Uninsured roofers result in litigation proceedings for the homeowner and that makes you liable.
Contractors that fail to offer warranties on their materials and workmanship should raise red flags. A confident roofing contractor will have a steadfast warranty program to offer you. Read your warranties carefully and be sure that you are adequately covered. Roofing jobs can become expensive when things start to go wrong after the fact. ABC Roofing offers 10, 15, and 20-year warranties on their services. This should give you an idea about how confident we are in our services because we understand the element of trust when undertaking a roofing project.
Consider Various Materials
A quality roofing contractor should be able to offer you various options for your project. Granted, experienced roofers can make suggestions on what’s best, however, you shouldn’t feel pressured into selecting materials that you’re not 100% sure about. Consider the style of the build, the color scheme and the aesthetic you’re going for. Weather elements play a big role in deciding what materials are best for your home. ABC Roofing operates in the greater South Florida area and understands the impact that seasons bring. There are standard county building codes that need to be met in all projects.
Residential Contractors Versus Commercial Contractors
Residential roofing projects are different from commercial projects in the materials that are used, maintenance plans, and expertise. ABC Roofing has been servicing both residential and commercial clients during our time in the industry and we can comfortably support the necessary requirements in completing these jobs.
Safety is an essential element in both cases, however, with residential roofing, your family is directly impacted by the quality of work carried out. We offer maintenance and repair services, using products and materials that will keep your family sheltered during extreme weather conditions. The idea is to extend the lifespan of your roof through regular maintenance and quality materials. Shingle roofs offer durability and are relatively easy to install. Tile roofs can be a bit more expensive but with the right maintenance plan, they can last up to 25 years. Flat membrane roofing is becoming a popular option for homeowners, although generally used for commercial builds.
Commercial roofing systems and builds require as much trust as a residential project, however, a business is likely to carry various insurances on their buildings and assets. These projects are often large scale and require specialist knowledge. Because of the scale of these types of roofing, maintenance is equally essential but sometimes harder to undertake. ABC Roofing takes care of maintenance too, once your project is complete because we believe in extending the lifespan of your investment. Be careful of roofing contractors that seem to specialize in residential builds, with little experience in commercial projects. They do differ and require expertise that can play a bit role in the longevity of your roof.
You’ll want to be careful of roofing company scams that are making their rounds. There is a difference between affordability and something being too cheap. After all, price does dictate quality. You want to pay for professional, experienced roofers. ABC Roofing is able to offer more than just affordability. You need peace of mind during your project, whether it be a repair, replacement, a commercial job, or a residential job. We offer warranties on our materials and have the expertise to ensure you make the best decision for you and your family, no matter your needs.