Repairing or replacing your roof is expensive, so you want to know that the company you choose to do the work will get it right the first time. The last thing you want to do is have to pay a second roof repair company because the first one messed up. But with so many roofers competing for your business, how do you choose the right one?
Here are four tips to help you choose a reliable roof repair company.
Ask your neighbors for recommendations.
The best way to find out of a particular roofing company does good work is first-hand experience. But if you are new to the area or haven’t had to hire a roofer before, the next-best thing is other people’s experience. Ask your neighbors about their experiences with local roofing companies and who they would recommend. If you don’t know anyone who has had their roof repaired recently, try asking social media groups for people who live in your town or neighborhood.
Look at their past projects.
When you have found some roofers in your area that seem like a good fit, have a look at their recent projects. If they have images on their website or social media pages, take a close look at the ones that are similar to the work that you need done. Ask the roofing company if they have the contact information for past clients who will be willing to talk to you about their experience. You can also read their online reviews, especially from people who provided a lot of detail about their experience.
Ask about their cleanup plan.
Repairing the roof isn’t the only thing you’ll need the roofers to do. After the job is done, they have to clean up after themselves. Ask them what their cleanup plan is before you sign any agreements. If they have a detailed plan about how they go about cleaning up after a project, you can be confident that you’re in good hands. If you can’t get a straight answer, you should look at the other roofers on your list.
Consider more than just the price.
Once you’ve gotten quotes from all the roofing companies you are considering, the temptation is to go with the cheapest one. But pricing isn’t the only thing you should consider when choosing a roofing company. The saying “you get what you pay for” has stuck around for a reason. If one quote is much lower than the others, that should raise your suspicions.