Your roof is your family’s most important defense from the outside. Trusting your roof to just anyone can have disastrous consequences. If you’re looking for a roofer to complete an annual roof inspection or if you’re considering replacing your roof, the award-winning roofing specialists at Best Choice Roofing recommend looking for these five things.
#1 – Licensed and Insurance
First things first. You don’t want anyone working on your roof or home without the proper licensure and insurance. Always ask for this information and if they cannot provide it, then it is a sign that they may not be licensed in your state. Making sure the roofer you choose has the proper coverage ensures that you won’t be held liable for any injuries they may incur while working on your property. Likewise, if they are properly insured and cause significant damage to your home, you will have a means of getting reparations to fix the damage.
#2 – Portfolio of Work
An experienced and reputable roofer will be able to show you previous work they have completed. This could be in the form of an online gallery or a physical look book they bring with them to your in-home consult. Either way, you want to be sure to see their work, the types of roofs they have replaced and what types of roofing materials they are most comfortable working with. Looking at the size of the roofing projects is also important. If you notice that the roofer has only completed smaller roofs, but your roofing project is much larger, than be sure that they can handle the larger size project before committing to having them do the work.
#3 – References
Always ask for references of previous clients. Looking online for reviews and seeing their Better Business Bureau profile are also good places to look to ensure that the roofer is reputable. When you contact references be sure to get an understanding of the type of work they performed, how long it took and any other concerning information they feel is important for you to know.
#4 – Experience with Insurance Companies
In most cases, you may be filing an insurance claim to get funds to cover a roof replacement project. It is helpful to have a roofer that feels comfortable navigating that process with you. Insurance companies often require extensive documentation to process your insurance claim and working with a trusted roofer who is experienced in this area can help to expedite the process.
#5 – Free Consultations
Most roofing contractors will provide homeowners with a free roof inspection and a complimentary roof replacement quote. If a roofer is pressuring you into signing a contract before providing this information or completing an inspection of your roof, then beware. Choosing a roofer should not feel like a high-stakes game of poker. Instead, you should be able to ask questions, take time to make your decision and not feel cornered into moving forward with a roofing project if you are not ready.
If you keep these five areas in mind when selecting a roofer, you’ll be well on your way to partnering with an experienced and trusted roofing expert. The roof replacement team at Best Choice Roofing has been the go-to contractor for homeowners across the country. We are happy to schedule a free roof inspection and give you a no-obligation estimate on your next roofing project. Give us a call today at 1-888- 272-4011.