1. Check that any roofing contractors you hire are licensed and insured.
Before hiring a roofer, do your due diligence by verifying the claims of the roofing service you plan to enlist. Vet them by reading online reviews, checking their reputation through Better Business Bureau and Home Builders Association records, and by consulting experienced family, friends and neighbors to get personal feedback.
2. Ask for a list of their recent clients and call them yourself to independently verify the company’s reputation.
It’s vital you don’t skip this step, as an inexperienced contractor can do more harm than good for the integrity of your roof and home.
3. Avoid roofing contractors who ask you to pay the cost of the entire job upfront.
It is a standard operating procedure in the roofing industry to accept one-third of the total cost of a repair job as a deposit and to pay the remainder upon completion of the job. We also advise you never pay for a roofing service in cash, and to only pay with a check or credit card. By adhering to these rules, you can avoid unscrupulous contractors out to make a fast buck.
4. In general, you should question the judgment of any roofing contractor who encourages you to pay a great deal of money on temporary repairs.
Permanent repairs should be your objective, and if the contractor cannot deliver them, consider taking your business elsewhere.
Your home should be one of your biggest priorities. Trust your judgment, and never leave it in the hands of anybody you don’t feel you can trust to have its best interests at heart.
If you’re looking for a roof repair company you can trust, give us a call at Hometown Roofing. Our roofers have years of experience and will always put your needs first. Schedule a free roof inspection today.
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