How to Hire a Roofing Contractor

If you are a homeowner in Colorado, inevitably, there will come a time when you need to hire a roofing contractor. Whether you need a roof replacement, a roof inspection, or a few shingles replaced, hiring a professional roofer is important to ensure the job is done right. But how can you ensure you’ve done your due diligence in selecting the right contractor? While there’s no single recipe for success, there are best practices regarding the questions you ask to vet your potential roofer. Keep reading to discover the secret of how to hire a roofing contractor by asking the right questions. 

How to hire a roofing contractor: questions to ask to properly vet a contractor

How big is your company?

Knowing the size of the company you work with is important when selecting a roofing contractor. If the roofing company only has two employees, you know that the turnaround time for getting a roof replacement may be longer than hiring a larger company. Look out for companies that won’t share their size, as this is a red flag. 

What areas do you specialize in?

When you have a particular vision for your roofing project, you want to hire a professional roofer with experience working with similar projects to ensure you get the best results. You wouldn’t hire a mechanic to groom your dog unless they did both! The same can be said about a roofer. If they don’t have experience in the area you are looking for, move on. 

How long has your company been in business?

It’s important to know the years a roofer has been in business since, typically, more tenured roofers better understand how to do a good job. This isn’t to say that less experienced roofers should be avoided but consider more tenured companies first. 

What do your hours look like?

Depending on the project you need to complete, not every roofer’s hours of operation will work for you. Some roofers work on the weekends, while others don’t. Or some roofers only work on one project at a time. Knowing these answers upfront is good to ensure you make the best choice for your roofing repair or replacement needs. 

What are the costs of your services?

One of the most important questions you can ask a roofer is the costs of their services. They may be the best roofer in the world, but if they are way over your budget, that will not be a good match. Similarly, asking for a quote upfront can help prevent prices from changing and allow you to track how much you owe. 

Are you a local roofer?

We feel strongly about this question because we believe in working with local companies and supporting our community’s nonprofits, as well. Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC is locally owned and operated. We’re your neighbors. The companies that come from out of town, knocking on doors (“door knockers”) to introduce themselves don’t have anything invested in our community other than winning your business and moving on to the next town. Work with a local roofing company like ours. With 25+ years of experience in the home construction business, we have experience with building homes from the ground up. We don’t just understand homes, our Greeley roofers understand roofs. Not only do we promise to deliver exceptional results, we promise a seamless, personalized experience.

To learn more about how to hire a roofing contractor, visit this article by Apple Roofing. You can also check out this video by Roofing Insights that speaks to 10 tips for hiring a roofer

As a local roofing company specializing in residential roofing and repairs, you can trust our experienced professional roofers when you work with Summit Roofing Solutions LLC. We also specialize in roofing repair after hail storms, so if you need a new roof due to damage caused by hail, we are happy to assist you in getting a new one. We serve Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Denver, and more. Call 970-381-9926 to contact us about scheduling your roofing replacement or for a free estimate. We look forward to working with you soon!

In the meantime, check out this 5-star review from our recent client, Roxi Wilson. 

“Summit Roofing Solutions is, hands-down, the best roofing contractor I’ve ever encountered.  Zack & his team are prompt in answering calls & quick to assess the problem.  Following thoughtful assessment, they strategize the best & most affordable solution while considering future needs.  The team is customer oriented & all have great people skills.  It is reassuring to know a professional roofer is placing the homeowner’s needs at the forefront. Truly the very best!”

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