As a homeowner, at some point, you will be faced with needing a repair to your roof or a total roof replacement. This can be an overwhelming experience. With so many options out there, homeowners often ask, “how do I find a good roofing company?” Here are a few tips to help make the selection process easier.
Check for insurance
Before hiring any roofing company, make certain they are covered by workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Don’t be shy. Ask to see the actual certificates to confirm they do indeed have the proper insurance coverage. It is even a good idea to call their insurance carrier and confirm their coverage is current.
This is extremely important and a great way to protect yourself and your home. You want to make certain the work done to your home is covered, and that the workers on your property are covered in case of injury.
Your best option for a roofing company is always the one down the street. Local roofing companies are far easier to get hold of in case something needs to be resolved. You may get a great warranty on paper, but it does not do you any good if you can’t track them down. Local companies also have spent some time building up their reputation in the area and will not perform shoddy work to sacrifice that reputation.
Don’t hire based solely on price
We all want a good deal, that’s human nature, but price should never be your sole determining factor. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Fly-by-night contractors issuing cheap quotes harm the local market. Most of these types of contractors swoop into an area after a storm and are commonly referred to as storm chasers. Just as quickly as the storm arrived, they hurry up, do shoddy work, and leave, never to be heard from again. In the event of repairs needing to be made, you are out of luck. You will pay more by hiring the reputable local roofing company you should have hired initially to repair their work in the long run.
This is your home, and this is their job. You have every right to ask for everything to be documented in writing. Any reputable company will provide you with a complete quote detailing all the work to be done. Make sure the work performed matches what was quoted before handing over the final payment.
At Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., our desire is to serve you. If you are looking for a local roofing company you can trust, give us a call today!