Roofers are everywhere. The market is flooded with them. While this availability of roofing companies in our area gives you more flexibility and choice, it can also pose a challenge: how do you know you’re choosing the best roofing company for your needs? It’s as simple as heeding the common traits of top roofing contractors.
A reputable roofer will:
- Have insurance: Before you even talk price or services with a roofer, ask if they’re licensed and insured. This is important in the event an accident or injury takes place while they are working on your property. If they are uninsured, the cost of medical bills and liability falls on the homeowner, which can be devastating financially. Ask for proof of paperwork that details the insurance policy as well as evidence of worker’s compensation. If the roofer refuses to show you this proof, move on to the next name on your list.
- Have a permanent place of business: An established place of business in the community shows you that they are reputable and won’t just take off overnight with your money. Check for a permanent address, phone number and tax identification number to protect yourself. If you can’t find one, reconsider your choice.
- Guarantee their work: Guarantees and warranties will protect the work done by the roofer. This also keeps them honest in fulfilling the job to the highest standards, both in terms of quality materials and installation. You should get proof of warranties for the labor itself as well as manufacturer assurances. One-year warranties on roof installation are quite common.
- Provide references: Ask for 10 references from any roofer you consider hiring, then choose three to contact. Ask how satisfied they were with the roofer’s services, how they felt they were treated, what they thought of the quality of work, and whether they would hire them again. Any roofer worth his salt will have no problem providing a list of references in an effort to be transparent and up front. They will no doubt be eager to show off their past projects and pleased clients.
Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding
Here at Hi-Tech Windows & Siding, we pride ourselves on our honesty in pricing as well as services. We welcome you to read our customer reviews, then check out our license and insurance information, certifications and eight-point guarantee. Feel free to call us toll free at 800-851-0900 for a free, no-obligation estimate.