7 Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

One of the biggest challenges that a homeowner face is choosing the right roofing contractor. Afterall, it’s a pretty big investment! Get the best service for your budget by following these tips:

1. Ask for References  

Before you decide to hire a roofing contractor, ask if they have any previous customers you can call. Ask these previous customers what their experience was like and if they would use them again. 

2. Go local 

Local businesses are less of a flight risk than non-local storm chasers. They also tend to be more informed about local code regulations and rules. 

3. Read online reviews 

Often times, the best way to gauge the reliability of a contractor is by the frequency and recency of their reviews. Roofing businesses that leave negative reviews unanswered may leave cause for concern. 

4. Verify licenses and insurance coverage

Most reputable companies can provide a copy of licenses and insurance upon request.  Knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is under the protection of security coverage, should give you peace of mind.  Additionally, this keeps all bids on a level playing field. 

5. Compare warranties 

Only a portion of contractors can offer manufacturer warranties that include workmanship coverage. In the event of an improper roof install, it may take months or years for the damage to show up (your insurance will not pay for it).  The length of a warranty is not necessarily an essential factor. Ideally, you should choose a roofing contractor that stands behind his warranty.

6. Watch for scams

Unfortunately, some homeowners are tricked by free roof scams, where the contractor claims that the homeowner does not have to pay the deductible. Avoid these contractors at all costs, because they are committing insurance fraud. 

7. Get everything in writing

Clear communication is pivotal when you choose the right roofing contractor for your home. Any credible contractor, like The Roofing Company, will answer your questions and concerns with the utmost professionalism.  

If your roof is outdated, old, or in dire need of repair, you need a company that stands by their work. The Roofing Company is that company. Contact us at (864) 208-9415 or fill out the online contact form for a FREE roof inspection, and follow us on Facebook for examples of our expert roofing artistry.