It’s a story all too common; you interview contractors, and you find those candidates to be personable, attentive, and eager to please…almost like a too-slick car salesman. They are full of promises on price, timeline, and quality, and you sign the contract hoping for the best. However, when the real work begins, that affable head contractor is nowhere to be found, leaving unsupervised workers to blow both your timeline and budget right out of the water. This scenario happens too frequently in the home improvement industry, and sub-standard roofing contractors only further tarnish the integrity of the profession. With so many horror stories, few people know exactly how to find a good roofing contractor among this pool of shady companies. At Done Right Roofing, we know the reservations and skepticism that potential clients have when researching roofing companies, and we have the tips you need to select the best roofer for your job.
What Should I Look For When Selecting a Roofing Company?
- Fully licensed and Insured—this is an absolute must, and any company that cannot provide up-to-date proof of this is not qualified to provide you with any roofing services.
- History—while every company has a beginning, do you really want a first-time contractor in charge of your very expensive project? Make sure that your provider has the training, experience, and track-record that is appropriate to your project. “Joe Contractor” may have worked on a couple of roofs in the past, but that doesn’t make him qualified to successfully plan and execute a complex project with appropriate procedures and materials.
- References—any contractor that cannot provide multiple references is definitely a contractor to avoid. Good workmanship produces satisfied clients, and your roofing contractor should be able to provide you with references or examples of past performance.
- Guarantees in Writing—whether you are looking for a new roof, or roof repair, a good contractor never shies away from providing a detailed, written agreement so that you have proof in hand of what was promised.
Beyond these key points, you should still do your research and seek out reviews if possible. The effort you spend vetting your roofing contractor will be well worth it in a job well done, on time and on budget.
As our area’s trusted installation, inspection and roof repair service, we encourage you to consider us during your selection process. With our expertise, experience, and commitment to integrity in all that we do, we will show you why we continue to be one of the best roofing companies in the Halton and Peel regions. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.