Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, yet it is often overlooked by South Florida homeowners. What follows are some top tips for you to follow when you are looking to hire a roofer to take care of or replace your roof.
Top Tips To Find The Best Roofer
When looking to hire a roofing company it is important that you ask questions – below are a sample of the questions you should ask to find out if they are a reliable and competent to do the job.
- Roofing Credentials
Ask them about their state certification and insurance – if they do not have a current state certification then you should not hire them. Even if they give you their certification number you should look it up to make sure it is still active and not expired. When a company has insurance this protects you, the home owner, from damage to your home or workers on your property.
References are a great way of learning from other customers about their experience and how a company performed the services they paid for. Do not be afraid to ask for references, or do a Google search for the company you are potentially going to hire and read their Google reviews.
- Written Estimates
You as the consumer have a right to see prior to hiring a company the specifications of the job such as estimated costs, start date, and the estimated end date of the project.
Ask if they provide a warranty, as no warranty will leave you unprotected if something unfortunate happens to your roof as a result of the work performed. Read the warranty carefully and any additional paperwork that you are given to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Ask the company how long they have been established and what experience they have with the type of work you are requiring. Company websites are a good resource as they often have galleries with photos of the jobs they have completed.
If the roofer can provide you with a certification from a reputable body, you will have more confidence in them. This is because a third organization is “vouching” for the company that you are interested in, and they are willing to associate themselves with that company.
- BBB (Better Business Bureau) is a great accreditation body where you can check for the credentials of the business. On this platform you will find details of the business such as licensing, consumer experiences and background of the company.
- Angie’s List is also a platform where its’ members have the opportunity to check for testimonials, the licensing, and the background of the business concerned.
Finding the best roofing company for your roofing needs is crucial for your home as your roof is literally your shield against the South Florida elements.