Roofing can involve significant costs, meaning you want a company that can execute the job correctly and efficiently. One of the first things you need to do when you need roof repairs or replacement is to find a contractor. You need to find a roofer who is professional and you can trust.
Obtain Local Referrals
Choosing to work with a local contractor can reduce the likelihood of possible issues or scams. Local companies are also more knowledgeable about the rules and code regulations in your area. They also have an established relationship with suppliers.
Check Better Business Bureau (BBB) Ratings
Before hiring roofing companies, it would be a good idea to look them up on the BBB’s website. Make sure that your contractor has a good rating and doesn't have unresolved issues with customers. As much as possible, skip roofers who don’t appear on the BBB’s site.
Ask About the Warranties They Offer
Keep in mind that not all contractors can offer warranties that include coverage for workmanship and materials. After the initial installation, it can take years for issues to show up, so you want your contractor to still be around when that happens. Also, your insurance may not cover for costs of improper installation.
Beware of Storm Chasers
A good roofer would never pressure you into signing anything nor ask for a huge upfront payment when the project hasn’t started yet. Beware of storm chasers or people who suddenly appear on your doorstep, claiming your roof needs repairs when it doesn’t.