I need a new roof - who should I hire?
At some point you will come across the need for roof replacement services. When the time comes you will likely have many questions about what roof is right for you, as well as what contractors are the best for the job. A quality roof is a major investment, and you’ll want to be sure the job is done correctly the first time around.
The first step is to establish your needs and objectives. Start your research by gathering creditable information so you can make informed decisions while shopping for a contractor. While price is an important component to keep in mind, you will also want to make sure you’re seeking professional workmanship and quality materials that will help you save on future energy costs.
Once you’re ready to make the call, be sure to ask questions and carefully listen to the response so you can become familiar with the company. Ask questions regarding licenses, general liability insurance, membership with industry specific organizations, and questions about building permits and other legal forms. You may also want to ask how long they have been providing services and how many roof installation jobs they have completed. Ask if they will guarantee their work and who will be in charge of the job. If the contractor seems uneasy or unsure while answering your questions, it may be a good sign to keep moving forward with your search.
If the company confidently and clearly answers your questions and seems to be a good fit for the job, ask for and call a number of their references and ask them about their experience with the company. Ask questions about the quality of work, level of professionalism, easy of communication, contract fulfillment, and if they finished the job within the timeline that was discussed.
If the company’s previous customers provided positive references, and you feel confident about choosing the company for the job, be sure to get everything in writing before the start of the project. During the planning process, make sure the contractor goes over the smallest details with you, such as: morning arrival and start time, time when work will end in the evening, and if they plan to work on weekends. It is also critical to have all negotiations and payment dates and amounts in the contract to assure a smooth process. Once the job is in full swing, never let your payments get a head of the work that is being done.
Our goal at Platinum Exteriors & Insulation is to ensure you are comfortable in your home all year around while not spending excessive amounts of money to achieve that goal. We offer GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors and quality roofing materials with a 50 Year Warranty on Roofing Systems. If you are ready to live comfortable for less, contact Platinum Exteriors for a free quote today!
For more information outlining specifically what to look for as well as what critical questions to ask when searching for a roofing contractor, download a free copy of our Consumer Guide.