Replacing your roof is an expensive investment and as a homeowner, first you need to understand the process in order to find the right roofing contractors for the job.
Not sure what should you look for when selecting a roofer? In today’s post, our Brandywine Exteriors experts are covering everything you need to know before hiring a roofing contractor.
License & Insurance
The roofing company should be licensed and bonded and have been in business for a minimum of five years with a proven track record in installation, customer service and customer satisfaction. The roofing contractors should also carry insurance to protect themselves as well as you, and you should be comfortable asking for a copy of their Certificate of Insurance. If they won’t provide it, move on.
Free Estimate & Warranties
Most reputable roofing contractors will offer a free consultation and will honor their estimate. Another important factor is whether they offer manufacturing and labor warranties.
Referrals & References
Read the referrals they have on their website and don’t hesitate to ask for phone numbers to contact them. If they are not willing to provide them, there is a strong chance that those referrals are not real. Also ask friends and family for names of contractors that they have used and been happy with. When checking references and referrals, be sure to ask them about their experience with the company. Some important questions you should definitely ask are:
- How did you hear about this roofing company?
- Were you satisfied with the work done?
- Would you use this company again?
- Was the job completed on budget and on time? If not, why.
- Can they provide photos of completed work?
By talking to referrals, you will get information from people who have first-hand experience with a company. You can use these referrals to make your final decision.
Location & Availability
These factors play an important role in considering what company you use to replace your roof. Locally owned and operated businesses will know a lot about your geographical area and will be able to easily get the right permits. They will be familiar with local roofing codes and procedures as well as homeowner association regulations.
Someone who is both respectful to you as a homeowner and of your time, is important.
Putting your home into the right hands can be a very tough decision. You want to make sure that you are investing in a hardworking and trustworthy company. By doing the proper research and asking all of the important questions, you will be on your way to a brand-new beautiful roof for your home.
Brandywine Exteriors is your local expert for roofing services in West Chester, Newark, Wilmington and surrounding areas in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. We offer a 50-year warranty on all new roofs. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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