Hiring a roofer can feel like a daunting task – especially if it’s your first time. After all, it isn’t a cheap investment. However, getting the job done right is one of the most important things you can do for your home. Few projects will have a greater impact on energy-efficiency and long-term inhabitability. So, we’d like to make the job a little less overwhelming and give you some things to look out for when hiring a roofer!
Price isn’t everything
Never choose a company based solely on price. There will always be someone who does roofing on the side or works out of their pick-up truck doing it cheaper. But in the long run, you get what you pay for. Customers that are sold on price as their primary criteria end up spending more money to fix problems – many of which would have been covered under a workmanship guarantee by a reputable established roofing company.
Ask for details in writing
Make sure that the specifics of the work and terms of payment are discussed prior to the job and adhered to by both parties. This includes getting a clear idea of what size crew they have and a date of completion. This will set expectations for you and the roofer, which increases the likelihood of success!
Communication is paramount
Did they return your calls? Did they send the documentation that you asked them to send? Did they follow through? If you answered “no” to ant of these questions, then make sure you communicate your concerns to the company representative. If they still can’t make good, walk away!
Get References (and check them)
Lastly, if you want things to go as smoothly as possible, we recommend going with a well-established company that can support its claims to quality with checkable references. Online testimonials are nice, but they’re not as trustworthy as speaking directly to another human being. Positive reports on a site like Angie’s List should not be ignored; simply remember that not every contractor worth considering has been reviewed online. When possible, go out and visit roofing jobs completed by the companies on your short list.
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