While roofs are typically built to last around 30 years, there comes a time that every homeowner will need to find a roofer to repair or replace their roof. With roof replacements averaging at least $10,000, it is important to make sure that you are choosing the right roofer for the job. Although this concept makes sense to most homeowners, many find themselves asking, “how do I choose the best roofing contractor?” To ensure that your investment will last, there are a few tips that Summit Roofing Solutions recommends to pick the best roofer for your home. Keep reading to learn more about our top five tips for choosing the best roofing contractor.
Top 5 Tips to Choose the Best Roofing Contractor
- Choose a Local Contractor
If you are at all involved in your local community, you have probably heard from many business owners to support local businesses. This expression also holds true for choosing the best roofing contractor. The reason being is that by supporting local roofing companies like Summit Roofing Solutions, you are more likely to get a hold of the company if the business is in your community. It is a lot easier to get help if there is a problem or if you have questions that can be answered by your local roofing company. Plus if you do sign up for a warranty and have to use it, you will be able to reach out quickly to your local roofing contractor to make sure that the warranty is upheld. Lastly, choosing a local contractor keeps businesses in your community open and servicing customers.
- Read Online Reviews
One of the best ways to determine if a roofing contractor is the right fit for you is by reading online reviews. A quick Google search can help you see what other customers said about their experience working with this roofing contractor. While family and friends’ recommendations should also be a factor, it is good to get a second opinion by looking at online reviews. Typically you want to look for a roofing contractor that has at least 4 stars on Google reviews. Read both the negative and positive reviews. If many customers are saying the same negative comment that is high on your “must-have” list, it may be time to look elsewhere. A few negative reviews are fine as long as the issues mentioned are not serious. Do your best to weigh the pros and cons of several different contractors in the area.
- Get at Least 3 Quotes
If your roof is in desperate need of repair or replacement you may be tempted to go with the first roofing contractor that you speak with. This can be a costly mistake if you do end up making a bad decision. We recommend getting at least three roofing replacement and repair quotes before making a final decision. The more the merrier when it comes to getting additional quotes. By getting at least three quotes, you can determine if all the prices are relatively the same, or if one quote might be much higher than the others. Although many homeowners may want to choose the lowest price, this doesn’t always indicate that it is the best option for you. Take a look at all that is included as well as the reviews mentioned before to make sure that you choose the best roofing contractor for you.
- Choose a Roofer With Experience
A roof is a significant investment and should be treated accordingly. If you were asked to choose a piece of artwork that was going to be on display for your office, most likely you wouldn’t ask a kindergartener to create this art. You would want someone that has completed other pieces of art that are also on display for an office similar to yours. The same concept applies when choosing a roofer. Roofing contractors that have many years of experience typically understand the trade better than a contractor that just started replacing roofs last year. While more experienced roofing contractors typically charge more, homeowners can feel confident that they will be getting quality work and fewer mistakes will be made.
- Make Sure the Contract is in Writing
A reputable roofing contractor will provide a written document for a roofing replacement or repair. Don’t be fooled by contractors that only give you a verbal agreement. An agreement in writing makes sure that both you as the homeowner and the roofing contractor agree to the services that are to be completed. If either party tries to back out, a written agreement can help resolve many conflicts that can occur over payments and what was agreed to be included in the contract. By getting the work in writing, you can save yourself a lot of trouble down the line if something is not completed as stated.
We hope that you have found this information useful in your search for choosing the best roofing contractor. If you need a local Greeley roofing contractor, consider Summit Roofing Solutions for your project.
Check out this 5-star review from one of our customers to help make your decision easier:
“The guys at Summit Roofing Solutions made the process of replacing our roof after the storm a breeze! They replaced our entire roof and gutters in just one day! Not only were they fast and efficient, but they cleaned up very well. You couldn’t even tell they had been to our house.”
To learn more information on all of our roofing services, give Summit Roofing Solutions a call today at (970) 381-9926.