Eventually the time will come when you will be faced with the task of purchasing a new roof. Since roofs aren’t something that need to be replaced often, many homeowners find themselves in unfamiliar territory over knowing how to go about choosing the best roofing company for the job. Here are some things to look for.
When you meet with a potential roofing contractor to get an estimate on a new roof, ask them to provide proof of insurance and licensing upfront and verify that it’s valid. It’s important to note that they need to have insurance and licensing in the state that your home or property resides in. Making sure they’re properly insured is a crucial step in ensuring that your investment is totally protected.
In order to fully protect your investment, it’s always a good idea to hire a local roofing company that has an established business and long, upstanding reputation in the community. For instance, let’s say something goes wrong with your roof within the standard five-year warranty period and you hire a roofing contractor that hasn’t been in business very long or is lacking history. How can you be certain they’ll even still be in business five years down the road?
Purchasing a new roof is a significant investment so it’s only natural that you’re concerned about price but try not to fixate too much on the cost. Remember that you get what you pay for, so choosing the cheapest contractor doesn’t always mean you’re getting the best deal. If installation isn’t done properly you’ll have costly repairs in the future.
A reputable roofing company will have no problem providing you with references and customer testimonials to support their products and services. In order to ensure you’re getting the highest quality of work, make sure to follow through with checking out references and testimonials prior to actually hiring anyone. It’s important to make sure that your contractor comes highly recommended by others who have personally worked with them before.
If you’re unsure of what to ask references, you can start with these questions:
Knowing how to spot the signs of a less than reputable roofing company can be tricky if you’ve never had your roof replaced before. Here are some examples to look out for:
If you’re looking for a reliable, professional roofing company you can trust, Armorvue Home Exteriors has your back. Contact us today for a virtual appointment to discuss installing a new roof on your home this season.
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