Any major roofing project is an expensive choice for a home or business owner. But having a professional and reputable roofing contractor can make a huge difference in stress levels and in ensuring the job gets done correctly.
Whereas other home upgrades are cosmetic, roof repairs aren’t a choice; they’re essential. Besides being critically important to the structural integrity, and the resale value of your home, roofing ranks among the largest and most expensive projects a home or business owner can undertake. The significant costs may motivate some do-it-yourselfers to do the roofing work on their own. But it is always recommended to hire a professional.
If you’ve noticed an area of your attic, ceiling or roof that looks like it needs some major TLC, take control by finding a qualified roofing contractor with a solid reputation. Below are some steps to ensure you hire the right roofing company.
If you’ve identified at least three qualified roofers in your area, you can start investigating each one. Start by verifying the businesses’ contact information. Next, confirm that each one is licensed and insured. It’s also helpful to read past consumer reviews and the Better Business Bureau to be certain there are no red flags.
A solid method of finding a reliable roofer is to ask your friends and neighbors. Within the past few years, has anyone in your community had work done on their roof? Ask two questions: Were they happy with the job done and would they work with that contractor again? Testimonials provide the most accurate picture of what your experience might be with a given company, and you can count on personal contacts to give you honest feedback.
Get a Quote
Having narrowed the field, invite the prospective contractors to visit your property and scope out the job that needs to be completed. You’ll want to discuss roofing materials and the extent of work to be done, but don’t forget to ask about the time and manpower needed for completion. When you meet your contractor, they should be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional in demeanor. Ask a lot of questions and before they leave, remember to get a list of references.
Triple Check the Contract
Your roofing project should not begin until you have a signed contract detailing every aspect of the job. Ensure it covers safety procedures and liability, including workers’ compensation. The contract should also specify such things as clean-up methods, payment amounts, and the schedule. Consider requesting a lien waiver to protect against claims that could arise if the roofer fails to pay a vendor for materials. To learn more about what to look for on a roofing quote, click here.
Consider Your Budget
Hiring the cheapest contractor is not always the best method. Estimates are always a factor to highly consider, but the number one concern should be if you trust the roofer to do a stand-up job with quality materials and trained professionals. If you’re impressed by a company that isn’t the cheapest, ask yourself, “How much is peace of mind worth to me?”
When you need a reliable roofing contractor who is going to get the job done right the first time, contact Johnson Roofing Solutions! Johnson Roofing Solutions provides free estimates AND financing to homes and businesses across the panhandle of Florida with clear and honest expectations for every roofing job. We have offices in Panama City, Chipley and Graceville with our service area expanding from Tallahassee to Pensacola. We are fully licensed and insured, family owned and operated and prepared to take on any roofing project from minor repairs to complete replacements or even new construction. Contact us today and let us be your solution!