What is a home without its roof? It’s merely a shell that cannot offer warmth, protection from the elements, or comfort. Your roof is probably one of the most important and valuable aspects of your home. If you don’t take care of it, you could pay the price down the line.
Taking good care of your roof not only means regular maintenance, but hiring the right roofing services if you ever need it cleaned, repaired, or replaced. Sub-par roof repairs can spell disaster when you least expect it, that’s why it’s important to get it right the first time with the best roofing contractors.
Here’s how to ensure you hire the best professionals for the job.
1. Always Meet in Person
The best way to gauge whether you’ve found a good contractor is to meet in person. This way, you can get a feel for their personality, and professionalism, and have a chance to talk things over face-to-face. While it’s all good and well to communicate via email or over the phone, nothing beats establishing an in-person connection and rapport.
2. Ask for a Detailed, Written Quote
It doesn’t matter whether you’re having one gutter replaced or a large section of your roof repaired, you always need a written, detailed quote before you start working with a roofing contractor.
The more detailed a quote, the better. By understanding what they’re quoting you for, you can better understand the cost and budget accordingly. It also means you can avoid hidden costs that some contractors ”forget” to mention!
A written quote with a rough timeline means you can also keep track of the job, as stated, and reference your paperwork if any issues crop up.
3. Don’t Just Hire Based on Price
In life, you often get what you pay for. If a contractor offers a below-average price for their work, there is usually a good reason why. Don’t make the mistake of settling on an offer based on price/cost alone. While the average cost to replace a roof is roughly the same among most contractors, smaller job prices can vary greatly.
It’s a good idea to do some research and comparisons based on the quote you’re given. Approach two to three different contractors in order to fully understand price ranges. Remember to consider a contractor’s availability, experience, workmanship, and references, as well as the cost.
4. Run a Thorough Reference Check
Don’t ever hire a roofing contractor without running a reference check on them first. Whether you research online reviews of their business or ask for word-of-mouth recommendations from family or friends, a good recommendation (or two) goes a long way.
Don’t be afraid to ask for references from your contractor, too. Inquire about the three-most-recent jobs they’ve completed and whether you can contact these clients to verify their work.
Top Quality Roofing Services at Your Fingertips
Whether your roof needs repair, maintenance, or a full replacement, Ascend Roofs has your every need covered. We also offer professional siding and gutter installation and maintenance and can help you tackle your insurance claims after storm damage.
Make the roof over your head a top priority and choose our roofing services! Get in touch for a free estimate today.