If you’ve stumbled across our blog it’s likely that you’re either in need of some immediate roof repair, or you may be doing some fact-finding because you think you might need to replace your roof this spring.
Hiring a roofing company can be as stressful as it is inconvenient. Yes, we understand the idea that you’ll need to get several estimates is going to be time consuming, but this really will allow you to make the best and most informed decision.
If you’re about to start having companies come to your home, you’ll want to ask them the following four questions.
How experienced are you with using X material?
Just because a roofer is experienced with asphalt shingle roofs that’s not to say they’re great with tile roofing systems or rubber roofing systems. Ask if they have experience in working with the types of materials that will need to be used on your home.
From there, you’ll want to ask them for several local references, who have roofing systems that are similar to yours. When you call, ask if they’re satisfied with the work that was done on their homes, whether the company was professional and courteous and if the job was done on time and on budget.
Ask about subcontractors
Working with subcontractors is like diving into a mystery box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get. It’s always best to work with a company that uses their own people.
Ask how long they’ve been in business
A company that has a proven track record of getting jobs done correctly will have a proven history of success. If a company has been around for a long time, and their prior clients have lots of positive things to say about the services this company renders, you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands if you hire them. On the other hand, if you hire Jack Smith Roofing Company that has only been open for two months, you may be playing roofing roulette.
Most importantly, be sure to ask if they are licensed and insured
If you’re going to hire a roofer, you’ll want to hire a company that’s been reviewed on several online forums, including places like Yelp, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Google+ and/or Facebook. Check to see if they’re accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
If the company doesn’t have much of an online presence, or you can’t seem to find them anywhere on the Internet, this is a huge red flag. A licensed, insured and reputable roofer will have a brick-and-mortar location, a website and an online presence.
Roofers you can trust
If you need help with minor or major roof repair in Denver, or you have questions about reroofing your home, we can help. Call Capital Roofing & Restoration today at 720-542-8715 to speak with a local customer care agent you can trust. Call today to learn why we’re the most trusted roofing services provider in this part of the state.