1. Don’t just hire the first roofing company that you find. You may not be receiving the highest quality service, which means you need to find a company that has been in business for years and has a stellar representation.
2. They must have a permanent phone number, address, tax id number, and a business license. Many roofing contractors are just amateur, “one man shows” that are not truly qualified to work on your roof.
3. Professional roofing contractors must be knowledgeable in their area of expertise. If your contractor dodges questions or is not able to answer questions about roof or gutter installation, find a new contractor. You do not want them to make up an answer, but rather have the experience to answer it correctly the first time.
4. Successful companies will not hire random individuals to perform roof or gutter installations. They will not risk it. This is an unprofessional choice because mistakes will be made in the process. Contractors think they are saving money by finding roofers who will work for cheap. In the long run, they are only hurting their own business. The best decision is to hire a group of trustworthy, experienced individuals. Once you have this strong team, train them in all areas to make sure everyone is on the same page. This will avoid future conflict and be a learning experience for everyone.
5. Next, choose a roofing company that is insured. The roofing business can be very treacherous if an inexperienced team is working on your home. Also, freak accidents do happen and the smart choice is to choose a company that takes the proper precautions. You will save yourself from having to deal with the aftermath of injuries or property damage. Do not be afraid to ask the business if it is insured. Be weary of cheap contractors who try and ‘save’ money by skipping out on insurance.
6. Make sure the roofing company that you hire uses the right materials for the job. A professional roofing company will recommend only the highest quality materials. They will let you know what roofing supplies will give you the best results without going over your budget.
Never hire a roofing contractor unless you feel comfortable with the situation. Make the right decision by choosing a company that is well established, licensed, and trustworthy!