Don’t Pay Money Upfront
Always avoid door-to-door roofers looking for roof repairs and who request advance payments. They may offer a cheap price and expect the money upfront only to never be seen or heard from again.
Ask Around for Recommendations
To get started, ask your family, friends and neighbors for recommendations for a professional roofing company they may have used or heard about. You can also contact the local builders association and see if they can provide suggestions or a list of reputable roofers.
Do a little Research
With a list of roofing companies in your hand, check to see if they are licensed, insured and listed with local building associations. Also, search their reviews online and read what other people have to say about them. Visit the websites of potential roofing companies and look at their portfolio of roofing repairs and replacement projects.
Contact Several Roofing Companies
Now with just a few names on your list, contact each roofing company and ask them to visit your premises, do an evaluation and give you an estimate for the roofing project. In the process, interview them thoroughly to know the quality of roofing products they would use.
Ask for a Free Estimate
Before you hire a roofer, make sure they provide you with an accurate and thorough estimate for the roofing services you need. The roofing estimate should be itemized to include the list of materials and labor involved, including removing the old roof, clean up and disposal.
Ask for Roofing Discounts
Various roofing contractors are providing attractive discounts and packages on the roofing services you require. You can make a thorough comparison between the different packages offered by the multiple contractors and choose the most appropriate one with regard to your needs and affordability.
Go Over the Warranty
Any new roof that you have installed, or roof repair made on your home, should come with a warranty. This will ensure that you are protected from material flaws or mishaps in the installation or construction of your roof that should never have happened.
Request a Written Contract
A professional roofing company will give you a written contract before any work is done. Review the details of the contract very carefully and see if everything included concerning the project has been listed in the agreement. These should include the dates of starting and completion, the roofing materials, labor involved and all warranty details.