Finding a roofing company is easy. There are more than 100,000 of them in the U.S. today.
But finding a good roofing company? That’s a different story.
Not every roofing contractor is cut out to repair or replace the roof on your home. Before you hire one, make sure they have the right qualities.
Here are 5 qualities you should always look for in a company prior to bringing them on board to work on your roof.
1. Licensed and Insured
When you first contact a roofing company for roofing services, there are two questions you should ask them. They are:
- Do you have a business license?
- Do you have business insurance?
If they say no to either of those questions, run. You shouldn’t allow roofers anywhere near your roof if they don’t have both a business license and business insurance.
A license proves a company is legit and registered within your city or town. Insurance, meanwhile, ensures that you won’t have to worry about picking up the tab if someone is injured or something is damaged during your roof repair or installation.
You don’t need a roofing contractor with 50 years of experience to work on your roof. But the company you choose should have at least 5 or 10 years of experience under their belts.
Experienced companies have seen it all when it comes to roofs and know how to make minor and major roof repairs without a problem. They also know how to work quickly when repairing or installing a roof.
Are you unsure of which type of roof you want to have installed on your home? If so, you’re going to want to ask a million and one questions to your roofing company.
The company needs to be knowledgeable enough to answer your questions and give you answers jampacked with information. They should be prepared to speak with you about different types of roofs and the installation process involved with each of them.
If your roof is in desperate need of repair, you can’t afford to wait around for days or even weeks on end for a roofing contractor to show up at your home. You need them to respond promptly to your request for repair.
By the same token, you can’t afford to have a company come out to your home and rip off your old roof so that a new one can be installed…and then disappear! They need to be reliable and dependable enough to see your roof job through to the end so that your home isn’t exposed to the elements for any longer than it needs to be.
Don’t just hire the cheapest roofing company you can find when you need roof repair or roof replacement. You’re asking for trouble if you take this approach.
But don’t be afraid to look around for a company that’ll offer fair prices for their services, either. They should be able to work on your roof without breaking the bank.
Hire the Right Roofing Company Today
A good roofing company can be hard to find. But don’t let that stop you from conducting a thorough search for one when you need roofing services.
Ask family members, friends, and neighbors for roof company recommendations. Rely on online reviews to see which companies in your area are the best in the business. And pick the company you trust most to do the best job on your roof.
Read our blog to see some of the signs of roof damage that should motivate you to track down the right roofing contractor.