Can You Trust Your Roofing Contractor?
It’s perfectly normal to feel a little bit of anxiety when you start talking to roofing contractors. A roof is a big investment. For most people, it is the single most expensive maintenance task they will ever have performed on their home. A roof is important. A bad roofing job can allow water and weather inside and can even lead to structural damage to your home. How do you figure out who to trust? Take these steps to ensure that you are working with someone who will do right by both your budget and your home:
1. Get several in-home estimates.
Have several roofing contractors out to estimate the cost of a new roof for your home. This is not just to ensure that you are getting the best price. It also allows you to talk to the people who will be working on your house. You can ask questions to find out what your potential contractor knows. You should feel that the people who you ultimately choose are knowledgeable and competent before you put such an important task in their hands.
2. Choose someone with a strong local presence.
Some fly by night roofing contractors arrange jobs through cell phone numbers and do not have a location that potential customers can visit. If something goes wrong, you’ll have a hard time finding them or getting in touch. This is one of the many reasons we are proud to have our sizable design center. You know where to find us. We have extensive ties to the community. If there are issues with the materials or workmanship on your roof, you know that you can find us to make it right. This commitment means a lower chance of problems, as well.
3. Find someone other homeowners can vouch for.
Roofs last long enough that most people are heading into unknown territory when they replace one. Depending on the material you choose and how long you live there, you may only ever do one roof replacement on your current home. Because you’ll have little firsthand experience with various companies, you need to rely on others’ prior experiences. Look for someone who can show you examples of past jobs. Talk to the people who they offer as references to hear more about what it was like to work with them. If a contractor did well for others, chances are good that they will do good for you, too.
By asking a lot of questions and making sure you are happy with the answers, you can help ensure that you are working with the right contractor for you. We are happy to talk to you about your roofing job, the roofing choices available and more. Is it time to update your roof? Get in touch today.