If you are a homeowner looking to have a roof replaced or are a homeowner having a new house built and are in the market for a roofing contractor, there are a few things to consider. Roofing jobs are no small task nor are they a small investment. You want to make certain the job is done right, completed in a timely fashion, and that you get the most bang for your buck. Here are a few tips for Hereford MD residents on choosing a roofing company.
Want easy, open, and frequent conversations about your roofing project? Choosing a local contractor is really the best way to go. Avoid storm chasers who roll up in a truck right after a storm. Stick with established companies in your community. Not only are they well-known but it will be easy to get feedback on previous work they have completed. Local roofing contractors also understand the local municipal requirements for building codes and permits. You will likely also find materials are significantly cheaper for them as they have established relationships with local suppliers.
Do not be afraid to ask to see any contractor credentials. If they are operating above board, they will gladly provide whatever proof of work you ask for. One key thing to ask for is if they are factory-certified. Yes, there are certain things a roofing contractor must do to get and maintain a designation of factory-certified. Having this certification is a sign of a contractor’s quality of work and trustworthiness by the roofing manufacturer. Additionally, they will have available warranties to back up their work.
This is probably by far one the most important steps you can take. Do some research on the contractors you have on your list. The Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List are two valuable resources to check how contractors are perceived in your area. Google reviews are also a great source for finding out the experiences of past clients of any roofing contractor.
Check for proper licensing
To be a good roofing contractor, there are certain licenses a company must carry. Someone operating out of their truck likely does not have state licenses to operate. This should serve as an immediate red flag. This type of person will likely be nowhere to be found if there is an issue down the road with your roof. Ask to see proof of roofing contractors’ state licensing as well as proof of insurance coverage. A dependable contractor will willingly provide you with copies of these without hesitation.
Get a warranty
It goes without saying but you will want to make sure your new roof has some type of warranty.
A warranty will provide you with peace of mind if something unforeseen happens down the road. We at Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., take every precaution imaginable but sometimes things just happen. That’s why we back our work and product with a robust warranty to protect your investment.
Don’t be pressured
If a contractor is pressuring you into doing business with them, you may want to look elsewhere. When we provide a quote, it comes with no strings attached and no pressure. Take your time, review the quote, and make your decision based oneverything we mentioned above.
At Bealing, Roofing & Exteriors, Inc., our commitment is to you, and we think that will show in our pricing, methods, and workmanship. Give us a call and find out why so many choose Bealing when hiring the best roofing company in Hereford, MD.