When it’s time to have your roof inspected, repaired or completely replaced hiring a reputable company with the experience and know how to do the job right is a must. However, traversing the sea of countless roofing companies to hire the right one can be confusing and disheartening. Where do you start? Armed with right information you can choose the perfect roofing company and not lose a wink of sleep at night.
Opt for a local company
Not only is it easier to research and find referrals for a local company, they also will be more familiar with local codes and regulations. Talk with your neighbors, family and friends to see who they have used in the past. Make sure it’s a solid local company that will still be in operation when you need warranty work done in the future.
Check the Better Business Bureau ratings and Google reviews
As part of your decision process enlist the help of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Google. Check the BBB ratings and read disputes paying particular attention to possible remedies. A company that ignores issues with their customers should raise a major red flag. When reading Google reviews take in the whole picture. Understand that anyone can submit a review even a competitor. As with any review or ratings consider them as a whole and try to get a consensus.
Ensure they are licensed and insured
If something does go awry during your roof repair or installation, the proper insurance can be the difference between you being properly compensated or left out in the cold. A roofing company that does not have the proper insurance should be avoided at all costs.
Saving money is great but beware
Budget is important but don’t choose a contractor solely on price. Try to find the best balance between price and quality. In the long run choosing a cut-rate contractor can cost you more than opting for a quality company now.
Get it in writing
From job details to warranty, everything should be in writing. If you feel confused about any detail, ask the contractor about that detail and get a clear explanation. Nothing should be mysterious when having your roof repaired or replaced.
Don’t be pressured after a weather event
A major storm just passed through and mere moments after it clears there is a knock at your door. A roofing company that tries to pressure you into inspections or repairs directly after a storm should be avoided. Take your time choosing a reputable contractor with or without storm damage. Choose wisely.
A quality roof is vital for a complete, healthy home. So, it makes sense when hiring a contractor to only choose reputable companies that are licensed, insured and come highly reviewed and referred. Follow these tips and the rest should take care of itself.