You need to repair your roof but aren’t sure who to call. What’s a homeowner to do?
As a homeowner, repairing or replacing your roof is one of the most important and expensive projects you’ll come across. That’s why choosing the right roofing contractor is key, and doing a basic Google search isn’t going to cut it. What you need is a few extra steps:
1. Choose a local contractor
Hire a contractor located close to you. That way, if something goes wrong during the installation process or you need a quick repair, you can rest assured knowing that help is just minutes away.
2. Request a portfolio
It’s one thing to hear about recent projects, but it’s another to actually see them. Ask for visuals of past projects to take a closer look at the quality of work the contractor provides. Any reputable contractor should be able to provide you with a list of past work.
3. Ask about insurance
Before hiring the company for the job, ask to see an insurance certificate. This certificate will list your name and address as an additional insured. The benefit? If something happens on the job you’ll be covered.
4. Talk about relationship with suppliers
A great roofing contractor has a close relationship with their suppliers and come in handy when you need a favor. Bonus tip: ask suppliers for a recommendation about a contractor you have in mind.
5. Discuss availability
Another trait of a good contractor is availability. When you have questions and need immediate answers, you want a company who is readily available for all of your needs. It’s important to observe customer service scheduling an appointment and observing how quickly they can come to your home or business (though keep in mind that availability does change seasonally).
6. Go with your gut
All things considered, choosing the right contractor comes down to trusting your gut. Once all the information is gathered, do a process of elimination or recognized which contractor stood out to you the most – why?
Have questions about your roof? We’ve got your answers. At Landmark Exteriors, we offer only the top-quality roofing materials to provide our customers with durable, weather-resistant, guaranteed roofing solutions. Our experienced and well-trained installation professionals are experts at installing and are ready to take on your next home renovation project! To speak with our professional staff about a new roofing installation, give us a call at 203.838.3838 or visit us on the web.