The 5 Things You Should Know Before Selecting A Roofing Contractor

Having a new roof replaced is a bigger decision then meets the eye. Not only is this a major expense item but so often if requires a lot of time on behalf of the home owner. First you must begin the selection process which often involves asking friends, relatives and neighbors if they know of any roofing contractors they would recommend. Next is turning to the local yellow page directory followed by going to Google to search online. All these steps are fine and there repeated by home owners all across America everyday but in the end after the searching process has began there are 5 things you should carefully examine before making your final selection.
1. Are they a local business?
So often businesses spring up in response to a local weather disaster so make sure you’re dealing with a local business.
2. Check their Better Business Bureau Rating.
Always check their Better Business Rating to see what their overall rating is. You really only want to deal with A rated businesses. Where ever possible, try reading actual comments by past customers.
3. How Long has the company been in business?
Roofing Contractors are really a dime a dozen and what you want to make sure is that in addition to the other points referenced here is that you’re dealing with a company with at least 5 years of experience and preferably longer. You really want the cream of the crop so to speak.
4. Get the warranty and any special agreements in writing.
You must always ask for everything including the price to be listed in writing. The price, the warranty and any special instructions or agreements. Get it in writing or it doesn’t exist.
5. Examine their work Leftover Shingles For Sale before hiring them.
Ask for a handful of references from other local home owners where you can verify and see the quality of their work yourself.
Summary:
Having a new roof is expensive. Do you’re best to minimize this expense by selecting the right Roofing Contractor to begin with. There are numerous cases where the home owner ended up paying double or triple the original price quote after needing to replace roofing contractors who were unqualified or who took the money and ran with it never to be seen again. In other cases the work had to be redone by more experienced roofers so do your self and your wallet a huge favor and don’t just rush into this decision. It could end up being a costly one.
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