Signs you’re not talking to a reputable roofing company in Denver

Roof repair can be expensive. Roof replacement will cost you even more. If you’re in a place where you need to have some work done on the top of your home, it’s important to hire a licensed, reputable service provider to ensure the job gets done right.

For this blog post, the experts at Capital Roofing & Restoration wanted to discuss some of the signs that may indicate that the company you’re talking to isn’t legit.

They don’t have an online presence

In today’s fast-paced digital age, every company has a website—in fact, a few weeks ago we came across a Girl Scout troop that had set up an e-commerce website to sell some cookies. If the 9-year-old girl next door is selling cookies online, and the person who wants you to hire them to do a roofing job doesn’t have an online presence, this is a huge red flag.

A legitimate company will be licensed and insured; when a company is licensed, you’ll be able to look them up, online, using their license number. At the very least, a company should have several social media pages including but not limited to Yelp, Facebook and Google+. You should also be able to find them on the BBB website, along with other reputable websites such as Angie’s List and Home Advisor.

They’re going door-to-door to solicit business

A reputable roofer does not spend his or her time going door to door in hopes of drumming up business. In fact, if someone is going through your neighborhood, knocking on doors, there’s a good chance that person is a scam artist. It’s not at all unusual for con artists to make their way through parts of town that have been hit by a recent storm. In some cases, the homeowner will think that having someone ring their doorbell, just when they were about to call a roofer, is an act of good fortune. They couldn’t be more wrong.

There are countless horror stories on the Internet about people who hire these types of solicitors, only to have the person take a deposit and disappear. Or, in some cases, the job is left half done. If the work has been completed, it’s often not done right.

Ultimately, the homeowner will have no other recourse than to hire a local, reputable roofer to fix what wasn’t done properly. This is as time consuming as it is expensive.

They won’t put anything in writing

Lastly, a Denver-based roofing company should be more than willing to provide you with a written estimate. By “written estimate” we mean a legitimate estimate- one that has the company’s name, address and contact info on it, along with a full breakdown of costs related to labor and material. An estimate that’s scrawled on a post-it note doesn’t count. 

In closing

If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in Denver, CO, call Capital Roofing and Restoration today to speak with a licensed roofer you can trust.

Common Questions People Ask a Colorado Roofing Company

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a FAQ blog, so for this post, we wanted to highlight some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from our clients.

How long will the job take?

This is a bit hard to answer without having more information. If you need simple roof or gutter repair, the work may be completed in a few hours. On the other hand, if you need to reroof your home, that’s going to take longer (for all of the obvious reasons.) In most cases, an average-sized home can be reroofed with asphalt shingles in less than two days. If the home is big, the job may take up to four days to complete.  The best way to get an accurate time estimate for a project is to call us to come out and provide you with a free, no-hassle estimate.

Do I need to plan to be at home when the work is being performed?

You’re certainly welcome to be at home while we’re preforming the work, but it’s certainly not required. If you aren’t going to be home, we will ask you to move any vehicles away from the home (and out of the driveway) to ensure they’re not at risk of being damaged by falling debris. If we’re reroofing your home, you can rest assured that we’ll have a project manager onsite. This will help ensure that things are being done properly.

Do metal roofing systems cost more than a shingle roofing system?

Yes. It’s estimated that a seam metal roofing system could cost as much as three times more than an asphalt shingle roof. However, you’ll want to keep in mind that a standing seam metal roof will last up to three decades. An asphalt shingle roof has a significantly shorter lifespan.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes. Our company is fully licensed and insured. We’re accredited with the Better Business Bureau and we’ve been screened and approved by Home Advisor. When you work with our company you won’t get any surprises. What you will get, is quality service at a fair and equitable price.

What makes you different from your competition?

The crews at Capital Roofing & Restoration are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of customer care and customer service as possible. Our employees have a strong work ethic and they understand the value of a job well done. We offer a warranty on both materials and workmanship because we stand by the quality of the services we provide.

Call today to learn more

If you have additional questions about our company, our workmanship and/or the types of services we provide, call our office today to speak with a licensed roofer you can trust. We’re happy to provide clients with references upon request and we’re also happy to share photos of some of the work we’ve completed in the past. Like we said, when you work with us, you won’t get any surprises. If anything, the only surprise you’ll get will be how easy and seamless it is to work with us. For more information, call Capital Roofing and Restoration today to get started.

Tips for Vetting a Roofing Company in Denver, CO

Tips for Vetting a Roofing Company in Denver, CO

If you need to hire a roofer to help you with roof repair or roof replacement in or around Denver, Colorado, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind.  First, you should know that all roofers are not alike and second, the contractor that shows up with the cheapest bid may not be the best choice for the job.

If you’ve never needed to vet a roofer before, you’ll want to be sure to ask the following questions.

How long have you been in business?

Although there’s nothing wrong with hiring a new company, newer companies don’t have a researchable track record. When you work with a service provider that has been working on homes for five or more years, they should have a long list of client testimonials that you can read through. The more information you can get on a company, including the level of customer service they provide and the quality of the work they do, the better.

Have you completed jobs like mine in the past?

If you need help repairing or replacing an asphalt shingle roof, this is something that all Denver roofers should be able to help you with. On the other hand, if you need help installing or repairing metal roofing, rubber roofing or Spanish tile roofing, you’ll want to make sure you hire a company who has experience in helping clients with these types of projects. If they don’t have prior experience in working with the type of material you want to have installed, you’ll want to move on. Your roof is one of the most important and valuable components of your home. It’s important to hire a roofer who knows how to get the job done right.

Can you give me a written estimate?

When you receive an estimate, you’ll want to make sure it includes several things. Each estimate should include a breakdown of costs for labor and materials. The estimate should also include the business address, phone number and website. If Joe Smith roofer gives you an estimate that’s scribbled on a piece of notebook paper, there’s a good chance he’s not licensed or insured. If you have questions about the dangers associated with hiring an unlicensed / uninsured contractor, we’d encourage you to do a google search using the search terms “unlicensed roofer horror stories.”

Reputable, experienced, trusted roofers in Denver

If you need help with simple roof repair, or you’ve come to the realization that it’s time to reroof your home, we can help. The experts at Capital Roofing & Restoration have been helping local homeowners with all types of jobs, big and small, for years. We’re experienced in working with all types of roofing materials and we’re happy to provide our clients with references upon request.

For more information on our company, our rates or to schedule a free, no-cost estimate, call Capital Roofing and Restoration today to speak with a customer service agent you can trust.