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Your Guide to Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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Few features of your home are more important than the roof. A properly installed roof can protect your home from the elements, reduce energy costs, improve curb appeal, and even lower your insurance premium. When it’s time for a new roof, it’s especially important to select the right roofing contractor. Read on as we outline what to look for, and learn the difference between a sub-par and a great roofing contractor.

Find a Reliable Contractor

When installing one of the largest and most expensive aspects of your home, you’ll want to find a reliable contractor you can trust. Ideally, this would be a local professional who communicates efficiently, comes highly recommended, and offers the services you need. Although plenty of companies do roof installations, it’s great to know that other customers have had good experiences with the company you choose. 

Search Online

One of the best ways to see customer feedback is to search for a roofing contractor online. Do they have recent and positive reviews? Consider negative reviews and responses when making your choice.

Visiting the website of each contractor is another great way to familiarize yourself with each business. Is their website updated and professional-looking? Does it provide accurate information regarding the services you seek? 

Contact 

When considering a roofing contractor, it’s important that communication is streamlined. There is nothing worse than hiring a contractor and waiting days — or even weeks — for responses to phone calls or emails. A great way to get a sense of how well a contractor communicates is by calling for more information.

There are some important questions to ask:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How much experience do you have with roof installations and repairs?
  • What is your projected timeline?
  • Can you provide a list of references?
  • Can you provide proof of insurance and state license?

Estimate

Before deciding which roofing contractor to hire, it’s best to obtain a few written estimates for the job. An estimate provides a general outline of materials to be used, timeline and cleanup, as well as cost. Choosing the least expensive contractor is not always best. Be sure to ask questions and even seek referrals from trusted sources like neighbors or friends.

Warning Signs

Unfortunately, there are dishonest individuals who pose as roofing contractors. Many of these so-called contractors scam homeowners by making them commit insurance fraud. Scammers are on the rise, so it’s important to know the warning signs.

  • Avoid contractors who ask for the entire cost of the project upfront.
  • Avoid anyone who pressures you to sign a contract immediately.
  • Avoid estimates that appear “too good to be true.” If the price is exceptionally low, there may be a good reason to avoid it.
  • Avoid contractors who refuse to prove credentials or provide references.

Trust in McFall 

When hiring a reputable, trustworthy, and honest roofing contractor, McFall knows best. When you choose the team at McFall Residential Roofing, you have peace of mind that we are here for you over the life of your roof through installation, maintenance, and repair by a company with decades in business. We deliver what we say we will, and you get to enjoy a headache-free experience over the life of your roof. Contact us or request an estimate today so we can get started on your roofing project!

Do I Need To Replace My Roof Before I Sell My House?

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Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. It serves to protect you and your family. It’s also one of the first things people notice when they see your house. When deciding to sell your house, the condition of your roof will be one of the biggest considerations for buyers during the sales process.

Whether or not you need to replace your roof before selling depends on a number of different factors.

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Spring Cleaning: How to Prep Your Roof for Spring

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Spring is around the corner here in North Central Florida. As the weather turns warmer, spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. While it’s important to ensure the inside of your home is in order, don’t forget to take care of the outside, too. Your roof is a key area of your home that may not be getting enough attention. Read below to learn a few ways to ensure your roof is as safe and strong as possible this spring.

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North Central Florida : Hurricane and Storm Season Survival Guide

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Florida Hurricanes

If you’ve lived in Florida long enough, then you know that hurricanes are the mother storm in comparison to all the storms we Floridians face. Hurricane season officially begins June 1st so I hope you have your hurricane survival plan laid out already! If you’re new to Florida it’s possible you’ve never experienced the devastation that hurricanes leave in their paths. Trust us, it can be brutal, even for inland cities like Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala, or Gainesville, FL.

Did you know, in Florida, that you can get a tax break on hurricane survival supplies if you purchased any of the items below (or view full list) between May 31st and June 8th?!

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