Finding the right contractor can be the difference between your roof replacement done right or a disaster that no homeowner wants to go through. While you start your search for the right roofing company, you’ll want to check a few things.
According to an article at angieslist.com, “How to Find a Professional Roofing Company”
“1. Insurance is a must
Make sure that your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Ask to see the certificates and actually call the insurance carrier to confirm that they are valid.
This keeps all bids on a level playing field, knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage.
2. Choose local contractor
Make sure that the company that you choose is local. This means that they are not just operating locally now, but have an established business and reputation in the community.
We have had many calls from customers that have problems within the standard five-year warranty period. The company that they chose to install their roof closed, moved or vanished. It is very easy to provide a piece of paper, but the warranty is only as good as the longevity and reputation of the roofing company.
3. Price isn’t everything
Never choose a company based on price. Cheap bids drive down the market and anyone with overhead and proper insurance has to establish pricing to cover such costs.
Those that do work on the side or are just working out of a pick-up truck can always do the work cheaper. But in the long run, you get what you pay for. Customers that are sold on price as their sole criteria ultimately end up spending more money to fix problems, and many of these problems would have been covered under a workmanship guarantee by a reputable established roofing company.
4. Avoid storm chasers
Steer clear of the knock-on-the-door, “We were in your neighborhood” roofers. This is just canvassing and selling. Pick a roofer from a referral or a sign in your area that has a satisfied client on the other end.
If you are approached by this technique, call your agent and ask for a recommendation. Most these roofers will tell you that you have storm damage and have you sign a letter of intent. Don’t be pressured by forceful tactics. You never must sign an intent letter. Wait to see the contracts and take your time in reviewing.” To read the entire article click here.
For all your roofing needs, Scott Roofing provides professional roofing services to residential and commercial property in Reno, Nevada. For more information, contact Scott Roofing at 775-331-5090 or visit scottroofingllc.com.