Choosing a roofing contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a homeowner.
There is such a vast difference in pricing, quality, style and materials offered, that making the right choice can seem daunting, indeed. Given that your roof—whether you’re doing a full replacement, partial replacement or more—is one of the most important parts of your home, you want to make sure you find the right contractor.
Here are some tips to help you find the right match:
• Make sure they’re insured. Ask if they have liability insurance as well as worker’s compensation insurance. Accidents happen and you don’t want to be holding the bag if they happen on your project.
• Go local. Don’t rely on 800-number firms, which can subcontract out the work. Research a few local companies, and check their reviews.
• Get several estimates. This should go without saying: never rely on the first deal you get, no matter how good it sounds.
• You get what you pay for. Going with the cheapest estimate may not be the best decision. Factor in the quality of the product and the reputation of the contractor before signing the dotted line. Sometimes, a deal that sounds to good to be true, is.
• Don’t answer the door. Chances are, a roofing company that hawks their services door-to-door isn’t that reputable. Storm-chasers and canvassers are often little more than opportunists. Do your research and get a referral for a roofing contractor.
• Get everything in writing.
• Ask about a warranty on the work or shingles. You shouldn’t have to replace a roof more than once during the life of your home.
• Look for a manufacturer designation. Often, roofing manufacturers will put their seal on a company that provides quality work.
• Know your materials. Whether you’re using traditional shingles on your roof replacement project, tile or steel, make sure you know the benefits and cons of each product. The more you know, the better prepared you are to get the right deal.
Our expert roofers are licensed and insured and use only the highest quality materials. Contact us today for a free estimate. We’ll provide a variety of options and price points that will protect and add value to your home without busting your budget.