For many consumers having a new roof installed on your home represents a major expense, one that most people want to delay. However, if your old roof is showing signs of wear, replace it now before you have water damage from the next storm. Consumers should look for the best roofing contractors to remove the old roof and install a new one.
There are a number of criteria that consumers may want to consider in addition to price when selecting a roofing contractor. The following can be considered in your selection process:
Track Record – The best roofing contractors have a proven track record for customer service, for installation quality and cleanup and dealing with any issues that the consumer may have once your new roof is installed.
Reviews – check for reviews that have been prepared by previous customers of the roofing contractors on your short list. Most people who have had a bad experience will write reviews. Some of those who have had a great experience will also write reviews. Look for details and look for comments that would be a concern to you if you were to hire this contractor. You may also want to speak to or converse online with some of the reviewers to obtain first hand feedback.
Check Online Reviews and Rating Sites – If the contractor is running their own web site, there may be comments and reviews available to read. There are more and more online review sites as well. Check all of these and follow up on any concerns you may have. For more information on residential and commercial roofing of all types call Kincaide Construction.
Ask for References – Before you make a final decision, ask the roofing contractors on your list for references. They probably will only provide you with references that they are sure will provide positive comments. Be prepared with a list of questions to help you get more detail.
List of Questions – How long did the job take? Did they start when they said they would? Were they careful and safety conscious while on the job? Did they protect your home and landscaping while removing the old roof and installing the new one? When the job was finished, did they clean up leaving no debris on your lawn or around your home? Price is important. Do all roofing contractors provide the same quality of roofing materials? Are the labor costs similar?
Summary – Finding the best roofing contractors can be an exciting time, a stressful time and a rewarding time for the consumer. Your having a new roof installed which will add value to your home. It is stressful because you want to select the best roofing contractor. Once your new roof is installed, most consumers are very satisfied with their new roof. They have done their homework and know they chose the best roofing contractor.