When you are investing a significant amount of your time, effort, and resources in to building a roofing structure, you want to make sure that you find the best people to work with while staying within your budget. It is especially important to find a roofing company that is the right fit for your personal building needs. There are a number of elements to look out for and consider when making this choice. Here are seven of the most telling tips for finding the best roofing company for your project.
The first tip for finding the best roofing company is to find a roofing company that has actually been used and approved by someone that you know and trust. There are a lot of scam artists out there who will claim to be able to give you the latest and greatest roofing solution; however, with something as important as protecting your property and safety you should trust only those who are vouched for by people you know. The next thing to look out for is to find out their professional standing within the industry. There are two great places that will tell you this flat out: the Better Business Bureau, or Angie’s List. Contractors and businesses cannot pay to have good reviews through these sources so you are ensured a real review of the company’s integrity, performance, and business ethics.
Next, ask to see their work if you have not done so already. The roofer should be able to show you a real life portfolio of his or her work. Ask them to show you their work, and if he or she refuses then you know something is wrong.
Along side viewing the actual work, you should check for their business in a print copy of the phone book. This is valuable because in order for the business to be recognized by the phone book, the company is required to have a business account, this ensures that you are working with a real company and not a mock company.
There are a number of ways to validate companies and check references that you should investigate, and once you have moved on to getting a quote there is something else to consider. The price of the service is more than just looking for the cheapest roofer. All roofs are not created equal, if you do not consider the quality of the services along side the price, you could end up spending more than the initial project in following repairs or careless damages.
Before you actually get ready to hire someone, you should have followed a traditional rule of thumb: call five roofing contractors, meet with three, and hire one to do the job. This way you have proposals and experience to compare and contrast to make the most educated and prepared decision for your roofing project needs.
Finally, the most telling sign of the success of a roofing business is the method that the company uses to get rid of the waste from the project. If the company asks where they can put the dumpster for the materials waste from the roofing project then cancel your order and move on the next company. Successful and professional roofing companies have the ability to own and operate their own dumpster truck that is mobile and will not take up the space of your driveway, and they can leave you will a completed project at the end of the day. Instead of leaving you with the roof graveyard in your driveway.
These seven tips for selecting a roofing company are intended to give you some prospective on what industry standards are and what level of professionalism and attention you should expect from a legitimate and successful roofing company.