Having to hire a roofer is probably one of the most dreaded aspects of being a homeowner. Though there is no such thing as a “pleasant” repair for anything in the home, roofing is an exceedingly difficult thing to get repaired, and it is a prohibitively expensive proposition. I strongly suggest you visit What Types Of Roofing Damage Do You Need To Be Wary Of? to learn more about this.
Even finding a roofer who is honest, dependable and does good work can be a difficult proposition in its own right. Here are a few tips to help you select the right roofer for your roof repairs.
Get Recommendations From Your Family, Friends And Colleagues
Be sure to tap your extensive network of associates. Ask around, compile a list of at least three (five would be better) roofers that come with good recommendations. Then, from this list, start making phone calls and setting up times to have quotes written up for you.
Get References From The Roofers
Make sure you always ask for references from the roofers’ past clients. If they do good work at a fair price and meet deadlines, they should have no problem coming up with many names and contact phone numbers for you. If they balk, or hesitate, or are unable to produce several references for you, look elsewhere for a roofer. Also, with the references there should be addresses included. Feel free to drive by these houses to see what kind of work the roofer has done.
Find The Roofer’s Paper Trail
When you have your list narrowed down to one or two roofers, check out their credentials, licensing and liability coverage. Ask to see proof of liability coverage, contractor’s license and workers’ insurance coverage.
Check Them Out With The Better Business Bureau
If you are unsure about a particular roofer, despite taking the previous steps, look them up with the Better Business Bureau. You will be able to find out if the roofer in question is in good standing or if there are complaints against him.