Your home is one of the largest investments you will probably ever make, and putting a new roof on your home is a serious financial commitment. So, if you are considering installing a new roof on your home, you will need to carefully choose between roofing companies that serve your area.
Choosing between roofing companies is much more complicated than just considering the price listed in an estimate. You often get what you pay for, so you want to make sure you are getting the best value, and that your home ends up with a quality roof that is properly installed and will protect your home for decades to come.
Here are some of the questions you should ask while choosing between roofing companies:
- How long have you been installing roofs? It takes time to establish a reputation in any business. Make sure the information available online matches the information given to you by the company. Don’t be afraid to ask for references as well.
- Are you licensed and insured? Roofing work can be dangerous, so the installers need to be properly protected. You also want to make sure your home is protected in case anything goes wrong during the installation.
- Can I get that in writing? A reputable company will have no problem providing documentation of licensing and insurance. They will happily provide contracts in writing and written guarantees of their work and your satisfaction after the job is complete.
Reputable roofing companies will never pressure you to make a quick decision. Don’t be afraid to walk away from any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable or if the terms of an agreement are not clearly laid out.