Your roof is one of the biggest investments youll make as a homeowner. Therefore, youll want to spend some time researching roof installation companies to make sure youre not only getting a good deal, but also good service. Replacing your roof soon? Follow these tips for finding a reliable roof installation company.
Always look for reference
Do not hire a roof installation company that you came across accidentally or someone stopping by your home saying “you have damage on your roof”. Even if you saw their ad in a respected publication, always look for references from friends, colleagues or family members for a firsthand account of the quality of service the company provides. If you cant find any good references, check for additional information online from sites that allow customers to post feedback about a company. If you ask the company for references from past clients, make sure you get their addresses so you can inspect quality of their work yourself.
Learn about their quality of service
While price might initially seem like the most important factor of choosing a roofer, youll often find that the quality of customer service is most important by the time the job is done. Ask reference about the promptness with which the company addresses complaints, answers questions and gives estimates. Also, make sure the company is extremely responsive in the initial stages of the process. If they dont listen to you while theyre trying to earn your money, how will they respond after they already have it?
Make sure that the company and its workmen are all licensed and “certified” with credentials by the roofing manufacturers for roofing services in your state. With a job as important as a roof installation, you may also want to check out the companys business stability and make sure the company is in good standing with and A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Feel free to ask questions over the phone. Does the company run background checks on all of its employees? What type of insurance do they have? If you cover all your bases before hiring a company, youll have a stronger case if things turn out poorly.
Your roof is too important of a thing to leave to chance. While finding a great roofer may not be as easy as finding a great restaurant or hotel, you should be able to find a great option by doing a little bit of research. Talk to everyone you know, consult the Internet and interview the roofer thoroughly to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.