When the time comes that your roof needs replacing, choosing the right roofing contractors for your project is an important decision. Searching for roofers near you will likely bring up dozens, if not hundreds of results. The question is how do you quickly narrow down your list to the most trusted, reputable roofing companies in your area? Here are some tips on how to be efficient with your hiring of a trusted roofing contractor for your job.
What is a Roofing Contractor?
Construction workers that specialize in building and maintaining roofs are called roofers. A roofer can be a licensed roofing contractor, a general contractor who concentrates on roofs, or a roofing company employee. Depending on the local and state requirements a roofing contractor’s primary focus is roof work, giving them expertise in roof replacement and repairs. Roofing contractors can be self-employed or they can work for a roofing company. Asking the contractor specific questions about whether they work with a crew, have their own company, or use trusted subcontractors can be beneficial.
What to Look for When Choosing a Roofing Contractor
While many factors go into choosing a roofing contractor, there are a few basic considerations to keep in mind:
Rating and Reviews
Checking the review is a good way of gauging how others have experienced that companies work. Asking around is another helpful tactic, asking friends and family who they have used for roofing in the past. Checking online reviews from trusted sites such as: Facebook, Google, Better Business Bureau, and even GuildQuality.
Manufacturer Network Membership
Having a contractor that is under a manufacturer’s network can provide you with additional benefits. Most roofing manufacturers have multi-level professional networks or membership programs that contractors can join if they meet certain criteria. If the contractor that you hire is indeed under one you can have access to extended warranties, along with reassurance about their business practices.
Physical Address and Commitment to Service Area
A roofing company may have a physical address locally, or may serve a larger area outside of their main office. Is the roofing company that you are thinking of hiring going to be around in a year or more after the work is completed? Find out how long the company has been in business. If the company does not have a physical location in your area check the BBB and other trusted references to see if the roofing company is a legit operation in good standing. This can help you avoid any scammers or questionable companies.
Make sure the roofing contractor you choose is adequately insured. Asking the roofer how their insurance protects you and your property. Insurance coverage will vary between individual states and counties. A contractor should explain the differences in their coverage and or policies.
Contact a Trusted Roofing Contractor!
Pro Exterior has been repairing and replacing both commercial and residential roofs since 1999! Our local main office is located in Milton, DE and we have been servicing the surrounding area for many years. Our team of professionals are GAF Master Elite Certified. For more information on our roofing services contact us by calling us at 302-664-1700 or by filling out our contact form on our website. We look forward to working with you!