If your home’s roof is having issues recently, or even if you’re just thinking long-term and looking for a quality roofing partner to have on-call for any needs, finding the right contractor is an important task. While we wish it were not the case, the reality is that not all roofing contractors are created equal — and doing a bit of research to find the ideal partner for your needs is important.
At The Roof Doctor, we’re here to provide the best residential roofing services in Utah, with solutions ranging from roof replacement and new roof installation to roof repairs, roof tear-offs, storm damage repairs and more. We encourage you to compare our services and reputation to other roofing entities in the area, both because we want you to get the very best services for your needs and because we’re quite confident that, when your research is done, we’ll come out on top. When you’re looking into your options for a roofing contractor, what are some key areas to keep in mind?
When searching for a roofing contractor, you want to prioritize working with a local business. Local businesses have a vested interest in their reputation within the community, and they’re also more likely to be familiar with the specific climate conditions and weather patterns of the area — which can impact the roofing needs of your home.
The Roof Doctor has been providing quality roofing services to homeowners in Utah for over 30 years, and our team is highly familiar with the area’s climate conditions and what type of roofing materials and solutions will work best in this environment.
Insurance & Licensing
When looking for a roofing contractor, you’ll want to make sure that they are properly licensed and insured. Any reputable roofing contractor will have no problem providing you with proof of both insurance and licensing, and will likely have this information displayed prominently on their website or marketing materials.
The Roof Doctor is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor in Utah, and we’re proud to provide our clients with peace of mind that they’re working with a reputable company that knows what they’re doing. All our jobs are fully insured, and we carry both workers’ compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Reputation and Reviews
Another vital area to research when looking for a roofing contractor is their reputation and reviews. Any reputable company should have no problem directing you to testimonials and reviews from past clients, and you can also check out online review sites like Google, Yelp, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and more to get an idea of what others have said about their experience working with the company.
Just as important in a realm like roofing in many cases, however, is word-of-mouth reputation. Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they have any recommendations for roofing contractors in the area, and see if anyone has had any particularly positive or negative experiences that they can share.
At The Roof Doctor, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built over our 30+ years in business, and we’re always happy to direct new clients to testimonials and reviews from our past customers. We’re also an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Steer Clear of Door-to-Door Salesmen
Some roofing contractors use door-to-door sales tactics to try and drum up new business, but in general, you should be wary of any contractor that comes to your door unsolicited. In many cases, these types of roofing contractors are not licensed or insured, and they may use high-pressure sales tactics to get you to make a decision on the spot without doing your research.
If you are approached by a door-to-door roofing salesman, politely decline and do your research on the company before making any decisions. The Roof Doctor does not use door-to-door sales tactics to generate new business, and we would never pressure a client into making a decision before they are ready. Rather, we wait for your call and are always on-hand to handle your every need.
Don’t Be Sucked in By Unrealistic Deals
In some situations, roofing contractors may offer what seems like an amazing deal that’s too good to be true. In general, if a roofing contractor is offering a deal that seems unrealistically low, it likely is. These types of deals are often used as a bait-and-switch tactic to get you to sign on with a company, and then you’ll be hit with hidden fees and charges once the work is already underway.
At The Roof Doctor, we believe in honest, upfront pricing that leaves no surprises for our clients. We’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of the costs associated with your roofing project before any work begins, so you’ll always know exactly what to expect. And, we’ll never tack on hidden fees or charges after the work is already underway.
Get Everything in Writing
Once you’ve found a roofing contractor that you’re ready to move forward with, it’s important to get everything in writing before any work begins. This written agreement should outline all the details of the project, including a timeline for completion, a detailed estimate of the costs involved, and more.
The Roof Doctor always provides our clients with a written agreement outlining all the details of their roofing project before any work begins. This agreement will include a timeline for completion, a detailed estimate of the costs involved, and any other relevant details.
By following these tips, you can be sure to find a reputable, trustworthy roofing contractor to partner with for all your roofing needs. And, when you’re ready to get started on your next roofing project, we hope you’ll consider The Roof Doctor. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have and help you make the best decision for your needs.