When it comes to having a roof replaced or repaired, many homeowners have difficulty choosing the right person to do the job. People are eager to get back to their regular lives after a roof issue arises, so they often select the first available contractor to complete the necessary repairs or replacement. Finding a reliable, trustworthy contractor is crucial to ensuring roof repairs that last and don’t fail at the first hard storm. It might take a little extra time to find the best person, but selecting the appropriate contractor now means that you won’t have to go through the entire process again soon.
Before you commit to hiring a contractor, consider the following tips for assuring your home is in the right hands throughout the process of repairs or replacement:
Local Contractors Are the Best Picks
Choosing a local contractor can help decrease the risk of potential issues arising because they are more likely to be knowledgeable about the regional rules and code regulations. Local contractors typically work with local crews and suppliers, making it easy for them to gather the tools and form a team to complete your job quickly.
Reject the “Storm Chasers”
If a storm recently caused major damage to many homes in your neighborhood, roofing or other exterior contractors might be canvassing your area and come knocking on your door in hopes of getting business. Rather than choosing a contractor who is engaging in door-to-door campaign tactics, pick one you know has honest reviews and recommendations from past clients.
Steer Clear of the Cheapest Options
Though it might be tempting to hire the lowest-cost contractor or company, the cheapest option isn’t usually the best option. In fact, people who choose contractors based only on their low rates often must spend more money to fix additional issues later. In many circumstances, a reputable contractor would detect and handle such problems the first time, avoiding the need to correct the same issues all over again.
Check for Licensing and Insurance
Always verify that a potential contractor and his or her team members and subcontractors have proof of their insurance policies. Without the proper insurance, legal issues resulting in litigation between a contractor and a homeowner can evolve if a worker is hurt at the home. Many states demand contractors have licenses, but this does not prevent unlicensed contractors from trying to obtain business, so always request a copy of a contractor’s license as well as their insurance policy to ensure your repair or replacement goes as smoothly as possible.
Do Research on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Website
If a contractor does not have a good score or if there is no BBB listing, it is best not to hire the company. Contractors must maintain good ratings with the BBB if they want to keep their certification, so researching contractors on the bureau’s website is a great way to make sure the person you decide to hire is truly qualified, trustworthy, and honest.
Trust Able Roofing
We are locally owned and operated in Central Ohio, and we have over 30 years of experience. We are a customer driven company and we are committed to providing you with high-quality products, expert installations, and the best customer service in the industry. We have earned an A+ rating with the BBB and we offer one of the best warranties in the industry. Choosing Able Roof just makes sense.