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.
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?
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?
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.
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!