So you’re in the market for a great roofing contractor. Where do you begin?
There are a few essential things to consider when choosing a roofing contractor.
5 Steps to Choosing a Roofing Contractor:
1. Find a local roofing specialist
First, it’s important to find a local roofing contractor who sticks by their warranty, and their reputation! There would be nothing worse than to choose a cheap roofing contractor to do the job, just for it to be in need of a re-do a few years down the road. Make sure that you are choosing a contractor who has a great reputation in the community you are roofing in, and has established themselves as a reputable company.
2. Communication is key!
Second, it’s important to know the professionalism and communication of the roofing contractor. How promptly does the company return your inquiries? Are you able to understand the representative or roofing contractor you are working with? Does the company follow through with documentation and communication that they said they would? All of these communicative points are a must for a great working relationship and a satisfactory roofing experience!
3. Consider the time, consider the money.
When choosing your roofing contractor, it’s important to keep in mind how much time the entire project will take, from start to finish, and how much time you are willing to let it take. Are they able to start when is most convenient for you, or are you on a waiting list? Are they a cheap pick-up truck company or a couple of brothers roofing as a side job? Be mindful of the time expectations of all bidders and note any huge discrepancies. Also note that you want the job done right, the first time! If you have selected a reputable company that has a great local reputation and communicates well with you, their work will be worth the money!
4. INSURE you’ve done your homework!
It is essential that a roofing contractor has both liability insurance and worker’s compensation. You are allowed to see their certificates, or at least see if they would be willing to share that information. There is no shame in calling the insurance companies to be sure that the certificates are valid. And if the roofer in question isn’t prepared to discuss this type of information with you, move on.
5. Be wary of roofers who come to you.
A roofing contractor who comes knocking on your door exclaiming that you have roof damage from a recent storm is probably not your first choice is a roofing contractor. Satisfied customers are a better bet than a door-to-door salesman when it comes to choosing a great roofing contractor! Don’t hesitate to contact a family who has had a roof done by the contractor in mind, call a home with a contracting sign out and see if they are satisfied. It’s also ok to ask your contractor for client references!
Be sure to consider all of the above mentioned points when choosing a roofing contractor. If you have any further questions or would like to know more about Biondo Contracting, we would love to hear from you! Call us today at 732-257-2926, or visit our contact page!
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