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What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Updated: Aug 23, 2019


When it's time to get your roof replaced or repaired, you want to hire a roofing contractor you trust. It's vital that your contractor knows what they're doing and they get it right the first time. Otherwise, you'll be dealing with more costly repairs if you end up with a leaky roof. Here are some necessary things you'll want to look for in a roofing contractor to ensure you get only the best results.



Experience


This simple characteristic can't be underrated. Many fly-by-night roofing companies will provide shoddy work and no way to get in touch with them. Don't be a victim of one of these scams. Instead, only opt for a contractor that has experience in your area. B&C Exteriors has over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry. We've seen it all and can ensure your new roof stands up to the elements.


Insurance


Hiring a home contractor without insurance is a slippery slope. If something goes wrong, you don't want to end up footing the bill. Your contractor should have both liability and worker's compensation insurance. This will cover any damages that may happen to your property as well as any injuries that may occur to any of the employees when they're on your property.


Fair Pricing


Replacing a roof is a significant financial investment in your home. You want to ensure that your investment lasts, but you also don't want to overpay for the service. This is where getting multiple bids comes into play. You should opt for a contractor that provides a fair market quote. Don't instantly go with the cheapest quote you receive as the work will likely be subpar. A good roofer knows what it's going to cost to do the job effectively, and they deserve to get paid for their work.


Free Estimates


You should never have to pay for a roofing estimate. A good contractor knows that customers are likely to get multiple bids on a project. They know to win your service they need to provide a fair quote. If any roofing specialist tries to charge you a fee for offering an estimate to replace or repair your roof, move onto the next company.


Good Communication


You should ensure that your roofing expert has excellent communication skills. If they say they're going to be there at 10 AM to assess the job and give you a quote, they should be there on time. If they don't show up or you find yourself leaving multiple messages, pick another provider. Your roofer should be able to be contacted regularly. They should also be able to take the time to explain in detail what they're going to do and answer all of the questions that you have.


Hiring a roofer is not something you want to do on a whim. Rather, you should take the time to assess a few different roofing contractors in your area to see who best fits your needs. The above are some of the must-have qualities in a roofer that you should be looking for during the hiring process.

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