Whether you need a small roof repair done, or you need the entire roof torn off and replaced, you want to make sure that you are looking for professional roofing services. But how do you pick the ideal roofing contractor or company? There are a few things you want to do and to consider when trying to decide who to schedule the roofing services with, so continue reading.
Ask To See Their Paper Trail
The contractor or roofing company needs to be able to provide proof that they have all of the licensing and insurance coverage needed to run a roofing business. You never know what could go wrong during a roof repair or replacement job and you want to know that your property will be protected and that the contractor or company can handle the expenses that come with a hurt employee. Another thing you might want to ask for would be references — preferably from people they have done roofing work for in the past.
Ask For A Material And Labor Price Quote
This is not something that you should expect to get over the phone. The roofing company will have to send someone to your home for a proper inspection of the roof. After all, they need to be able to see it in person to determine if there is any major damage that will need to be dealt with before new shingles can be put on. They will also determine if you might be able to get away with just adding a layer of shingles over the existing ones. However, most states will prohibit this if there are already two layers of shingles on the roof. At that point, a full teardown will be required before new shingles can go on.
Find Out Their Availability
This is important because you do not want to wait too long for a roofer to complete the work, especially if the existing roof is in really bad shape. You will need to compare the availability of the local roofers. Find a roofer that has an opening in the near future. You will most likely need to either pay in full or pay a deposit in order to reserve that opening in their schedule.
The sooner you start your search for the ideal roofing contractor the better. Get your roof repaired before the next big storm or rainy season so you aren't dealing with additional issues later on.