If you own a home, an apartment complex or any other residential property, you will eventually need the assistance of a residential roofing company. It is imperative that you select the right residential roofing company for the job. The quality of the selected business’s work will determine the integrity of your roof as well as its lifespan. Let’s take a look at the steps to selecting a residential roofing company.
Experience Trumps All in a Residential Roofing Company
The most important quality to look for in a residential roofer is experience. Gauge the experience level of several candidates. Ask how long they have been in business. Furthermore, find out exactly how long they have worked on residential roofs. Find out if they have worked on an array of different residential structures.
Ask for references from former and current customers to verify the contractor’s alleged experience. Check out online reviews to boot. You can even uncover information about the candidate’s skill and reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau. If there is a lack of a record or if the candidate has a plethora of complaints, don’t give them your business.
When in doubt, reach out to your family and social circle for references. These trusted individuals may have had a roof repaired or replaced in the recent past. Perhaps they can provide some valuable insight about the quality of residential roofing contractors’ work. Or, maybe they can ask their social circle, friends at work and others for recommendations. Always give added weight to the references from those you trust. These reviews are much more of an accurate gauge than anonymous reviews posted to the Internet.
Do Some Digging
Verify that the roofing candidate has a physical address, a tax identification number, a website and an e-mail address. Request proof of insurance. The insurance should extend to worker’s compensation as well as coverage for liability so any injuries to workers on you property will be covered by the company’s insurance policy. Request the roofing candidate to present proof that they have obtained approval from the roofing manufacturer to work/install the roof you have selected.
Ensure the company has the proper license for your specific area. If you are uncertain as to what qualifies as an acceptable business license for local roofing contractors, you can find out more by contacting the Department of Professional Regulation.
Find out how many people will work on your roof’s installation or repair. Ask about the information pertaining to supervision, cost and the length of time required to complete the job. Ask for warranty details to boot. If the roofer is not willing to explain actions or instances that might void the warranty, move on to the next candidate. Furthermore, these important details should all be proposed in writing. The written proposal should cover everything from daily start/end times to the safety procedures, clean-up methods, roofing materials that will be used and the total time required to complete specific portions of the project as well as the job in its entirety.
Compare Quotes from Residential Roofing Companies
Ask for project quotes from more than one residential roofing contractor. Create “T” charts for each candidate in which you make a list of their respective positives and negatives. Examples of such positives and negatives include the cost, warranty details, services, reputation etc. Do not assume that the lowest bid will yield the best result. Though a low bid will save you money, the quality of the work might not meet your standards. Weight the merits and drawbacks of each candidate and lean toward the one with the best overall value.
Schedule a free roof inspection today and let us take care of you. Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.
Roofing Repair Frisco TX
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034