Choosing a roofing contractor to work on your home is a big decision. You can ask your neighbors for recommendations, check local listings and gather referrals, but ultimately the choice is yours to decide who you will trust to take care of your investment and protect it in the process.
When you begin your research, consider these things first:
Your overall budget. The best contractor isn’t always the most expensive, but you’ll want to be wary of those whose number one selling point is doing the job cheaply. Set a budget but leave some wiggle room. Get several estimates from different contractors before making your final decision.
Reviews and recommendations. Beginning your search with no knowledge of who is around can make the task more daunting. Check online review sites and ask friends and neighbors.
Next, it’s time to start researching the company itself. You’ll want to look into how long the roofing company has been in business, whether or not they hire subcontractors and what products they use for the job you need done. There are also several smaller details that make a huge difference when it comes to finding the right contractor:
The company process. Is there a primary point of contact who is easy for you to get in touch with? How fast was the estimate process? Is the proposal detailed or vague? How soon will work begin after you approve the proposal? If something is frustrating at the beginning of the process, it isn’t likely to get better with time.
The nitty-gritty. A contractor may not tell you everything if you don’t ask. To protect yourself legally, and your home, make sure the contractor is certified by the product manufacturers to ensure warranties are in place. Determine if the company is covered by insurance, and if they have the proper permits required by the city to avoid any fines. Don’t be afraid to request documentation.
The best method for finding the right roofing contractor is not to settle. Have a list of your requirements, and don’t sign with the first contractor who sounds good on paper.
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