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7 Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

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One of the biggest challenges that homeowners face  is choosing the right roofing contractor. After all, it’s a pretty significant investment! Get the best service for your budget by following these tips:

1.Ask for References

Before you decide to hire a roofing contractor, ask if they have any previous customers you can call. Ask these previous customers what their experience was like and if they would use them again.

2.Go local

Local businesses are less of a flight risk than non-local storm chasers. They also tend to be more informed about local code regulations and rules.

3.Read online reviews

Often the best way to gauge the reliability of a contractor is by the frequency and recency of their reviews. Roofing businesses that leave negative reviews unanswered may leave cause for concern.

4.Verify licenses and insurance coverage

Most reputable companies can provide a copy of licenses and insurance upon request.  Knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service provided to you is under the protection of security coverage should give you peace of mind.  Additionally, this keeps all bids on a level playing field.

5.Compare warranties

Only a portion of contractors can offer manufacturer warranties that include workmanship coverage. In the event of an improper roof install, it may take months or years for the damage to show up (and your insurance will not pay for it).  The length of a warranty is not necessarily an essential factor. Instead, you should choose a contractor with experience that will stand behind their work.      

6.Watch for scams

Unfortunately, some homeowners fall for free roof scams, where the contractor claims that the homeowner does not have to pay their insurance deductible. Avoid these contractors at all cost because they are committing insurance fraud.

7.Get everything in writing

Clear communication is pivotal when you choose the right roofing contractor for your home. Any credible contractor, like Roof Time General Contractors, will answer your questions and concerns with the utmost professionalism. 

 

If your roof is outdated, old, or in dire need of repair, you need a company that stands by their work. Roof Time General Contractors is that company. Contact us at 972-723-8463 or fill out the online contact form for a FREE roof inspection, and follow us on Facebook for examples of our expert roofing artistry.

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