Once you determine that you need a roof repair or replacement, the next step is finding the right roofing contractor to handle the job. There are many roofing companies out there, and you should do your research before choosing one to work on your roof. Here are 5 tips to help you narrow down your search and select the best company for your needs!
- Look At Online Reviews
Online reviews are a great way to learn about the experience previous customers have had with a company. Look at online reviews from multiple sites, such as Google Reviews, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, or Angie’s List, and pay attention to consistent trends you notice. You will likely have a similar experience to the majority of previous customers.
- Consider Word Of Mouth Recommendations
Ask for recommendations from friends, neighbors or co-workers who have had a roof repair or replacement done recently. Asking questions about their experience may give you more context than an online review, and give you a realistic expectation of a company’s service and work.
- Schedule Multiple Estimates
Most roofing companies offer free or low-cost estimates to customers before they give them a quote and require a signed contract. Schedule an estimate with several of the top roofing companies on your list, and see what they say. In some cases, the price or work quoted may be different, or you may have a better experience with one company than the others.
- Check For Licensing And Insurance
Before committing to a roofing company and signing the contract, check to make sure they are fully licensed and insured. Many states require roofing contractors to have a license, so make sure that you ask for a copy if this rule applies to your state. The company should also provide a copy of insurance information if asked. In most states, hiring an unlicensed contractor is illegal, and insurance protects you, the homeowner, in the event that someone is injured on your property. Choosing a fully licensed and insured company should be a non-negotiable requirement.
- Pay Attention To Communication
Finally, pay attention to the way the company communicates with you and treats you as a potential customer. The chances are that you will have a similar experience during the roof replacement as you had during the estimate process, so it’s worth taking note of!
We know it can be difficult to select a roofing company when there are so many options. Hopefully these tips will help you research your local options and select the best company for your needs!