How to Pick a Good Roofer | TEC


One of the most costly, but important, home repair projects you will ever have to do is the installation of a new roof. Knowing how to pick a good roofing company can be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with the roofing industry. Here are some tips to help you chose the right professional roofing contractor for your job. Just like in a childhood story book, a PRINCE can save you from potential disaster:

Price- The right roofer does not always mean the cheapest. Sometimes, the “cheap” companies have a lower price because they are compensating for their shortcomings. They might just be starting out, taking shortcuts, or using inferior materials. Remember, you get what you pay for. It is always a good idea to get more than one roofing estimate in order the gauge the value of the work you’ll be receiving.

Reviews. Check reviews of the company on sites such as the Better Business Bureau and Guild Quality and search them on social media.

Inspection: Often times, a roofing company can foresee trouble areas with an examination of the surface area of the roof. While there is no way of knowing all of the damage until the old roof has been removed down to the wood, a reputable roofing company will explain upfront how they’ll deal with any damage and how much they charge to fix it.

Non-discriminate- Every job is important—no job should be considered too small. A good roofing company knows every job could lead to something bigger or even a referral from a satisfied customer.

Codes and Permits- They acquire the necessary permits for your project. If codes are not followed and the proper permits are not pulled and submitted, the city can shut down your job. Reputable roofers will take care of this for you.

Established- They have a good relationship with suppliers and vendors. Well-established roofing companies will use wholesalers like ABC Supply and Quality Roof Supply, not Home Depot or Lowes.

Home improvements jobs can easily become stressful and expensive. By following these easy steps, you can make an informed and intelligent decision when choosing a roofing contractor, saving you not just time and money, but anxiety!

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