Start the new year off right and invest in residential roofing services. Whether you need a roofing repair, an inspection, or even a roof replacement, make 2020 the year that you put more effort into giving your home superior protection. After all, a roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. A well-maintained roof is also key to maintaining an attractive curb appeal. Make sure it’s always in top shape.
Who should you trust with a project as vital as servicing your roof? Read on to learn how to choose the best roofing company to repair, replace, or inspect your roof this year.
Look for Professionalism
Only work with a certified and insured roofer–the marks of professionalism. The contractor that you choose to work on your roof should licensed and have workers’ compensation and liability insurance. When you contact a roofer, ask to see their certificates and take the time to call their insurance carrier to verify enrollment. This prevents you from being held liable for any accidents that happen. Plus, it protects you should there be an issue with your roof in the future.
Choose a Local Roofer
Hiring a local roofing professional is beneficial for several different reasons. First, it makes it easier to contact them should there be a problem with your roof in the future. While a 5-year warranty on their work is great, it doesn’t do you any good if you can’t track them down at the end of that time. Also, it’s best to get annual maintenance services from a local roofing company because it’s better and easier to build a relationship with them. Read reviews to make sure that the business you choose has built up a good reputation in the community before you hire them.
Don’t Go Too High or Too Low
Never hire a roofer based on price alone. While you do want to get a good deal on the services you need, price should never be your determining factor. Cheap bids drive down the market. In the long run, you get what you pay for. Hire your contractor based on the quality of work that they do. Then you won’t be paying an arm and a leg to fix their shoddy work in the future.
Get Everything in Writing
To protect both you and the roofing company, make sure that all aspects of the job are well understood. Get a written quote for services and write down the details of their assessment and the work they intend to do. Finally, make sure that you don’t hand over the payment for their services until you’ve inspected everything yourself. By setting clear expectations, it’s easier to avoid frustrations.