Your new roof is only as good as your roofing contractor. And it’s not just how they install it — it’s whether they go on to perform adequate inspections and repairs so your roof continues to serve you well into the future.
You know you need a company that’s going to help you, not hurt you. Inform yourself so you know if you are dealing with a customer-focused professional.
The Client Gets a Free, Accurate Estimate
You can probably always expect a free estimate from most any roofing contractor before they begin a job, but will the estimate be accurate? Less-than-honest companies will bid any low price as long as you let them start tearing shingles off your roof. Then, they suddenly realize that the job will cost much more than they quoted you, and you have to pay the bill or you’re stuck with a half-done roof.
The ideal professional roofing contractor provides a free estimate, but in the form of an itemized, detailed list of all materials and labor involved in the process. They will clearly communicate with their clients regarding any possible increase in charges and inform them right away of the difference as the job progresses.
They Answer All Questions in a Timely Manner
When you’re interviewing a potential contractor, you should be the one asking most of the questions. How long have they been in business? Do they have pictures of their past work? Who’s on their project team? What kind of insurance do they carry?
All of these questions should be answered up-front, but if you ask a difficult question and they don’t have the answer right away, they should call you as soon as they find out.
No Subcontractors Allowed
The best companies never outsource any work. That’s a sign of carelessness and a lack of quality control. You want your roofing contractor to take pride in the work done on your home. How is that possible if they’re hiring others to do the job at a lower price? Never allow any roofing contractor to do a repair or a replacement on your home if they plan on using subcontractors.
They Help You Get the Most for Your Money
An honest company that puts the customer first isn’t focused on how to land a roof replacement job. They are not self-serving. They will not recommend a roof replacement if the roof would last at least a few more years.
Choose a roofing contractor who isn’t focused on money in their pocket. Instead, they should be focused on maximizing your investment in your roof. That’s the team you want on your side.
Contact the Roof Doctor for maintenance, repair and roof replacement services from a roofing contractor with the experience you’ll benefit from today and for decades to come.