The roof over your head is the most important part of the home. It ensures your family and belongings stay protected from the elements. It is important to find a good fit for your roof build. Here we have a few tips which will help you find the best roofing company near your area.
Roofs are expected to be inspected every few years and it is important to work with a company you trust for the process. There are lots of companies that will give a fair price with good work, and of course, there are some companies out there that you should avoid at all costs.
Choose a local roofing company
The most integral part of your home, a roof, is what protects you from rain, snow, hail, and wind. It also enhances your home’s curb appeal.
A local roofing expert is more likely to understand the local regulations, codes, and laws that can affect your area. A national company may not have the same local knowledge and/or provide you with the same attention a local company will.
Check for insurance and licensing
The company you decide to go with needs licensed by the Department of Labor in your state and be insured. Often times, you can locate a company’s insurance info on their page. If you cannot, that is a red flag.
If they happen to be unlicensed, there is a large possibility that issues that would arise therefore delaying your project. Keep in mind that an unlicensed roofing contractor is less likely to do a proper job which may lead to leaks, cracking, other unforeseen issues, and may cost you in the long run. You could also get wrapped up in penalties or fines as a homeowner using an unlicensed/uninsured contractor.
Ask around for a reference
The neighbors and friends you already trust can be a great avenue to build trust with a roofing expert.
If you know of anyone who has recently had their roof replaced, reach out in order to get their opinion on the roofing experts they worked with. They can help you steer clear of any red-flag companies or find the golden company.
Companies know that word of mouth marketing will never be beat. If you get a recommendation from a friend, that company must be doing lots of things correctly!
Find reviews and testimonials
There is no better way to find a good company or weed out the bad ones then checking for reviews and testimonials.
It is true that the majority of reviews come from customers that are extremely satisfied or dissatisfied and not much in between. However, if you read reviews carefully and pick out the trends, you can get a pretty good feel for it.
You can find reviews by using Yelp, BBB, and company websites. Remember that website reviews are guaranteed to be favorable.
You could consider finding the best roofing company for you like dating. When it is right you will feel comfortable and have a positive feeling about their treatment. When it comes down to making your final decision, go with your gut.
Who had the best reviews, communication, knowledge, and friendliness? Who makes you feel most comfortable with the project ahead of you? Do you feel pressured? Does the company have lots of experience?
Getting your roof replaced? Check out this blog to learn more about the insurance claims process.